When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. There is a broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail's life forever. When the local police make a misjudgement which not only threatens the investigation but places a young girl's life in danger, the case is handed over to Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team - paired with detective Faith Mitchell, a woman who resents him from their first meeting. But in the relentless heat of a Georgia summer, Will and Faith realise that they must work together to find the brutal killer who has targeted one of Atlanta's wealthiest, most privileged communities - before it's too late.
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"Karin Slaughter has never been better" Evening Standard "This is the Slaughter formula at its most -efficient" Sunday Times "Heart-pounding... Slaughter brings the same raw energy and brutal violence that distinguishes her Grant County Series ... to this new series with chilling results, while Trent and Mitchell, a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave fans clamoring for the next installment" Publishers Weekly, starred review "Startling twists ... [The detectives'] quirky relationship--as much as the increasingly intriguing investigation--fuels this fun read" People "A superior crime novel ... [Slaughter is] fiercely focused and one of the most talented young crime novelists" Washington Post
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of the Grant County series of international bestsellers Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless and Skin Privilege, and the bestselling thriller set in Atlanta, Triptych. She is also the editor of Like a Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers, and the novella Martin Misunderstood. She lives in Atlanta.