Karin Slaughter is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Beyond Reach and A Faint Cold Fear, which was named an International Book of the Month selection. In an interview with Time.com Karin was asked how she did research for her books. Her answer was "I just start thinking about different crimes that I've seen in the news, or that I know about from my childhood." And she does a great job putting it all down on paper! She also loves reading Anne Rule, the leading true crime writer. She is a native of Georgia, where she currently lives and is working on her next novel, which Delacorte Press will publish in 2010.
About the Book:
In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky—and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner…. In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock—and a duel with unspeakable human evil.
In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.…
Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.
In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery—as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.
What did I think of Undone? This book will satisfy your need for mystery & suspense! I had never read Karin Slaughter before, but this will not be my last book by the author! I was immediately drawn into the story, with well developed characters and a great plot! And for fans of Karin Slaughter, the three main characters in Undone are from 2 different series- Sara Linton is from the Grant County series and Will Trent & Faith Mitchell are from the Atlanta series. I didn't know this when I started reading Undone, and it didn't seem to matter- I didn't feel I needed to know the history of the characters to enjoy the story. Although I did grow to like the characters & got to know their history along the way and I credit this to the fantastic writing of the author. If you like crime fiction, with a good dose of suspense, this is a book for you! The story hooked me from the beginning and the great writing kept me turning the pages!
AND NOW for a little surprise! Jaime from Pump Up Your Book Promotions, who coordinated Karin's Virtual Book Tour, send me an extra copy of Undone so I could give it away to one of my lucky readers! And since I'll be mailing it out myself I'm going to open this up to my international readers too! So, if I can mail a book to you thru the Post Office you are eligible to enter! Thanks Jaime for the review book! I loved the book! And thank you for the extra book for the giveaway!
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This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents, plus anywhere I can mail a book thru the post office! (No P.O. Boxes, please) Contest ends 11:59 pm EST on Sept. 19th. I'll randomly pick the winner the next day and email that person. Please check your email... winner must reply to me within 3 days...
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