Thursday, April 22, 2010

Fractured by Karin Slaughter

Fractured is the second book in Slaughter's Atlanta-series. Main character is the dyslectic agent Will Trent with the troubled childhood, whom we saw introduced in the first book Triptych which I read pre-blogging. The third book which combine Slaughter's two series the Grant County-series and the Atlanta-Series is called Undone, and I already read that one.

Abigail Campano is on the phone with her husband, arguing about his mistress, when she arrives home and finds her house broken into, blood on the floor and a young man with with a knife in his hand. Her daughter is nowhere to be seen, and within seconds the situation is completely out of control. Atlanta Police is called to the house, where they begin investigating. Abigail Campano's husband is an important member of society - or rather, his father in law is - and soon special agents are called in to take over from Atlanta Police.

This does not fare well with the police, and it doesn't get any better when detective Faith Mitchell is forced to work the case with the agent Will Trent. In their frantic search for clues they waste a lot of time, time which could save lives, but they manage to find leads and suspects after all. Question is whether they have found the right suspects or not?

An easily read thriller, well written and with a fine plot. Not Karin Slaughter's best - I liked both Triptych and Undone better, but nevertheless a good read. So for an easy mystery with a good plot, this comes highly recommendable. Perhaps you will want to read Triptych first, where Will Trent is introduced.

8 comments:

softdrink said...

I've read some of her earlier books (I think I stopped after the second or third book) and really liked her writing style. But boy can she write some graphic crime scenes.

heidenkind said...

Is Will Trent tall, dark, and handsome?

caite said...

I just got the third in the series from Amazon Vine, but I have not read the first two. Hope that does not effect my read too much.

Lisa said...

I recently bought my first Karin Slaughter book (Blindsighted) and can't wait to read it!

Louise said...

Heidenkind - Actually, I do not picture him like that at all. But he very well might be ;-D

Caite - You can read number 3 out of order, but should you ever want to read either series (Grant County or Atlanta), loads will be spoiled in this number 3.

Lisa - happy reading. Slaughter is a good writer, although it took a handful of books before her characters really grew on me.

Dorte H said...

Karin Slaughter seems to be one of those writers I consider trying - but I never really do something about it. Perhaps because the reviewers seem to disagree a lot :D

Eva @ One Swede Read said...

She keeps being recommended to me, so I've gotten one of her books, but, alas, it's been buried in the TBR-pile. Why, oh, why are there so many books out there...!? :)

Beth F said...

Like Dorte, I haven't tried Slaughter yet -- but I don't know why. I think I'd like this series.