New York Times bestseller Karin Slaughter set some of her most loved thrillers in Grant County. In Broken, Sara Linton returns to see her family in Grant, the place where she suffered her greatest loss. Her past life as the town’s medical examiner won’t let her go, however, as she is asked to consult with a young prisoner accused of murder. The alleged crimes wrench at Sara, but the apparent police cover-up sends her to the phone, bringing in Will Trent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. In a case that takes countless breathtaking turns, Slaughter, “at the summit of the school of writers specializing in forensic medicine and terror,” (The Times [London]) mines to the core of her characters to find a story that is startlingly sinister, and irrepressibly human.
American born author, Karin Slaughter, became an overnight success with her first novel in 2001, Blindsighted. It was an international success, being published in about 30 languages. It made the final cut for the Crime Writer's Association's Dagger Award for best first novel. Slaughter has a total of sixteen novels, and her newest novel, The Kept Woman, was published in 2016.
Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia town, but now resides in big city Atlanta. She is a participant in the DeKalb County "Save the Libraries" program. All of her novels are currently in development for film and television