Breathless tension! raved the San Francisco Chronicle. One of [the year s] most remarkable achievements, crowed the Philadelphia Inquirer. Karin Slaughter dazzled readers and critics alike with Triptych, her New York Times bestselling suspense vel set in metropolitan Atlanta.Now the #1 internationally bestselling author returns to the damaged landscape she kws so well in a bold new vel at once a powder keg of suspense, a gritty portrait of a cop s life, and a searing exploration of a shocking crime and its aftermath With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta s most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter s attacker with her bare hands. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is here only to do a political favor; the murder site belongs to the Atlanta police. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell-shocked mother. Within minutes, Trent is taking over the case and adding ather one to it. He is sure that ather teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose. Armed with only fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him and a gnawing feeling that this case, which started in the best of homes, is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.
Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including Cop Town, Unseen, Criminal, Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless, and the e-original short stories Snatched and Busted. She is a native of Georgia. From the Hardcover edition.