Wednesday, March 16, 2011

ARC Review: Broken: A Novel (Grant County) [Hardcover]

I've finished "Broken" the 2nd book in her Georgia series by Karin Slaughter.

Product Description

Karin Slaughter’s internationally bestselling novels are as notable for their vivid portraits of lives shadowed by loss and heartbreak as they are for their dramatic criminal investigations. Her latest offering features the return of her most compelling characters and introduces memorable new ones in a tale of corruption, murder, and confrontation that will leave more than one life . . .

When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn’t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn’t understand her role in the death of Grant County’s popular police chief. He doesn’t understand why that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case.

While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she’s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton’s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets — and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

Spellbinding and keenly paced, Broken is Karin Slaughter at her best. Here is an unforgettable story of raw emotions, dangerous assumptions, the deadly and layered game of betrayal, and a man’s determination to expose the most painful of human truths — no matter how deeply they’re hidden . . . or how devastating.

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of ten thrillers, including Undone, Beyond Reach, Triptych, and Faithless. She is a native of Georgia.

Product Details
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press; 1 edition (June 22, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385341970
ISBN-13: 978-0385341974

My Review:

It has been three and a half years since pediatrician and former Grant County, Georgia, coroner Sara Linton has been home. That’s when she lost her husband, the town’s much beloved police chief. Things have only gone downhill in that department since Jeffrey Tolliver died. Officer Lena Adams is getting sick of turning a blind eye to her new boss’ alcoholism and the department’s increasing willingness to stray from the rule book. When a mentally disabled murder suspect commits suicide in a jail cell, Sara, convinced that a mishandled interrogation led the boy to take his own life, calls in Special Agent Will Trent. She also sees it as a perfect way to get back at Lena, whom she blames for her husband’s death.

I really don't like Frank Lena's boss since he drinks on the job and is usually drunk and falling down.  He also has a habit of hurting people when arresting them, etc.

Lena is a very complicated women because she had a very abusive childhood and relationships.  She's the reason why Sara's husband Jeffrey was killed (she was involved with a drug dealer).  She's now involved with Jeffrey's son Jared a rookie cop which Sara disapproves of.

I really like Sara because she's very kind-hearted and really loved Jeffrey (even though he cheated on her) and he loved her too.  I feel for her when she lost Jeffrey three and a half years ago.  She really hates Lena even since the first book and thought she should have been fired a long time ago.

I really like Will because he's a great investigator and cares for Sara (he's attracted to her) but he's still married but it's a complicated one.

You can see the sparks between Trent and Sara and you really want them to get together.

Really happy to see Faith Will's partner helping him out from the sidelines (she's pregnant).


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