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Title: Broken: A Novel of Suspense
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Published June 22nd 2010 by Dell (first published January 1st 2010)
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Fallen. When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own. Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him, and while her role in the death of the county’s popular police chief is unclear, that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, desperately needs Trent’s h BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Fallen. When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own. Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him, and while her role in the death of the county’s popular police chief is unclear, that man’s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, desperately needs Trent’s help to crack the case of a prisoner’s death. While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver’s death, Trent will uncover explosive secrets—and confront a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed.

30 review for Broken: A Novel of Suspense

  1. 4 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    Perfect progression for this series. LOVED IT! I'll be back with a full review soon! Just scrolling through my reviews and realized I never came back to this. Oh well. You know I loved it so that's all that matters right?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jonetta

    Sara Linton returns home to Grant County for the holidays, the first time since her personal tragedy. It's the first time she's faced all the reminders of her past life and it's a challenge. Unfortunately, she's almost immediately drawn into an apparent murder investigation that threatens to reunite her with Lena Adams, the woman she holds responsible for her pain. Because of the case circumstances, Will Trent is summoned to Heartsdale and together he and Sara team up to determine exactly what's Sara Linton returns home to Grant County for the holidays, the first time since her personal tragedy. It's the first time she's faced all the reminders of her past life and it's a challenge. Unfortunately, she's almost immediately drawn into an apparent murder investigation that threatens to reunite her with Lena Adams, the woman she holds responsible for her pain. Because of the case circumstances, Will Trent is summoned to Heartsdale and together he and Sara team up to determine exactly what's going on in the police department now that Jeffrey's gone. This is an aptly titled story as so many of the people in Hearstdale have been negatively impacted without Jeffrey's presence to either redirect or challenge for better behavior. Lena continues to be an enigma and we find her in a shocking relationship. Frank Wallace is the interim chief and he's suffered the most. Even the victims are a bit broken before their demise. The case actually takes a back seat to all these dynamics, rightly so. The narration continues to be outstanding. I liked how Will and Sara were able to deepen their friendship through the investigation. Both were vulnerable at times, forced to confront old wounds and getting stronger because of it and solidifying trust in one another. While it was distressing to see Jeffrey's pride and joy be so diminished, it closed the chapter on Grant County. It also has a classic Slaughter ending where, in one sentence, everything we thought we understood about one of the characters is upended. I'm hopelessly hooked.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    Although Karin Slaughter is one of my favourite authors, this is not one of her best books. The body of a young woman is pulled from a frigid lake, and the man who is charged with killing her commits suicide while in police custody. Dr Sara Linton, who is home for the holiday, calls in Will Trent to investigate the death in custody. This book has a great plot, but Slaughter has, unusually, failed to make the most of it. Broken lacks the suspense and thrills we have all come to love and associate Although Karin Slaughter is one of my favourite authors, this is not one of her best books. The body of a young woman is pulled from a frigid lake, and the man who is charged with killing her commits suicide while in police custody. Dr Sara Linton, who is home for the holiday, calls in Will Trent to investigate the death in custody. This book has a great plot, but Slaughter has, unusually, failed to make the most of it. Broken lacks the suspense and thrills we have all come to love and associate with Slaughter's writing. The story quickly gets bogged down by a series of long standing grudges and petty rivalries. Instead of the taut suspenseful writing we have come to expect, this book dragged in many places and was only redeemed by one OMG moment and the ending, both because of the quality of writing there and the fact that I was actually glad to get there.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mo

    Another great read in this series. 4.5 "I love Will" stars. Will is called into Grant County to investigate a possible suicide in police custody. He butts heads with Lena Adams and Frank Wallace, and uncovers a truth that most in the town do not want to see. While reading this one I realise that Will has sandy hair. Tant pis! My review, my imagination. Sara Linton no longer thought of Grant County as her home. Sara is back in Grant county for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is her first time retu Another great read in this series. 4.5 "I love Will" stars. Will is called into Grant County to investigate a possible suicide in police custody. He butts heads with Lena Adams and Frank Wallace, and uncovers a truth that most in the town do not want to see. While reading this one I realise that Will has sandy hair. Tant pis! My review, my imagination. Sara Linton no longer thought of Grant County as her home. Sara is back in Grant county for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is her first time returning since the horrific events some years earlier. Her father put on some Bruce Springsteen, the needle skipping on the vinyl record as he found the right place ... Happy Birthday, Bruce, by the way - I'm sure you are reading my reviews!! LOL. Sara and Will are forced to spend time together. There is definitely some spark there ... but he is married ... to Angie - that bitch is still in the picture. We need to get rid of her. Even if Will was available - even if by some miracle he was interested - Sara would never date another cop again ... Loved the interaction with her family. Sara was just about ready to throttle her mother at one stage. Tessa affected their mother's soft accent. "Tell me Mr Trent, do you prefer boxers or briefs? Sara laughed and Tess continued. "Was your first sexual experience from a missionary position or more of a canine nature?" Sara laughed so hard that her stomach ached. She wiped her eyes, thinking this was the first time she was actually happy to be home ... Sara looked up at him. Will stared back, unblinkingly. There was no judgment in his gaze, no pity. Sara couldn't remember the last time someone had looked at her and really seen her.. He'd never noticed how green her eyes were, almost emerald...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    Love this series!! Love Will Trent!! Love Karin Slaughter!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    4 STARS And the Will Trent story goes on. There has to be something awfully bad or awfully good to compel a person to turn their lives around. This one taking us back to Grant County, where Dr. Sara Linton was born and raised, and worked with her late husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, who was the chief of police at the time. Sara is only there for a visit with her family for the Thanksgiving holiday. But somehow her old life manages to draw her back into the thick of things. But Sara is not so easily 4 STARS And the Will Trent story goes on. There has to be something awfully bad or awfully good to compel a person to turn their lives around. This one taking us back to Grant County, where Dr. Sara Linton was born and raised, and worked with her late husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, who was the chief of police at the time. Sara is only there for a visit with her family for the Thanksgiving holiday. But somehow her old life manages to draw her back into the thick of things. But Sara is not so easily persuaded to support her old friends at the police station. And It isn't long before she drags Will Trent into it all with her. More brutal murders, lying and deception, all running rampant in the so called small town. And who is at the center of the melee? None other than Lena Adams, the same dirty cop who Sara held responsible for her husband's untimely death. This one seemed to fly by for me. Although I have to admit, I'm not as into Grant County as I am the Atlanta scene. Faith Mitchell was more in the background this time around. (off having her baby) And Angie... MIA, but always somehow lurking in the shadows. I want more action between Sara and Will. Seriously, the slow build is driving me nuts! I'm liking the chemistry though. I see good things, if only for the small detail of "fucking Angie" and the "ghost of Tolliver". Come on guys... get on with it! Somewhere on earth, there was always a book with an answer in it, and the best way to find that answer was to read every book you could get your hands on. I'm on a roll... on to book 5.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Darcy

    This book was fun to read, but not for the reasons the author probably intended. My favorite parts of the book were the incredibly awkward interactions between Sara and Will, both of them are so socially retarded, both thinking neither is good for the other, not realizing they are perfect for each other if only Sara could get over her dead husband and Will could get rid of Angie who is the biggest user I have ever seen. I also loved Sara's family and the town's reaction to Will. They all seem to This book was fun to read, but not for the reasons the author probably intended. My favorite parts of the book were the incredibly awkward interactions between Sara and Will, both of them are so socially retarded, both thinking neither is good for the other, not realizing they are perfect for each other if only Sara could get over her dead husband and Will could get rid of Angie who is the biggest user I have ever seen. I also loved Sara's family and the town's reaction to Will. They all seem to think/know that they should be together. Sara's mom was the best with all of her subtle digs and information gathering sessions. I don't know what to think about Lena in this book. My feelings have gone from absolutely hating her at first, to feeling sorry for her, to kind of understanding where she is coming from, which is where I seem to be right now. I really don't know what to think about her new boyfriend, it reeks of all kinds of dysfunction, but that is Lena to a T. I can't wait to see where things go from here for all of the characters.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    "Era possível que a avó tivesse razão, quando lhe dizia que raparigas como ela não iam para a universidade, apenas arranjavam trabalho na fábrica de pneus, conheciam um rapaz, engravidama, casavam, tinham um casalinho de filhos ou mais, e depois divorciavam-se, embora não necessariamente por essa ordem." pag. 13 A mãe, avó, a tia tinham vivido assim mas Allison não queria essa vida para si. Boa aluna a química, ela queria ir para a Universidade. A conselho de um professor decide mesmo ir, mas a j "Era possível que a avó tivesse razão, quando lhe dizia que raparigas como ela não iam para a universidade, apenas arranjavam trabalho na fábrica de pneus, conheciam um rapaz, engravidama, casavam, tinham um casalinho de filhos ou mais, e depois divorciavam-se, embora não necessariamente por essa ordem." pag. 13 A mãe, avó, a tia tinham vivido assim mas Allison não queria essa vida para si. Boa aluna a química, ela queria ir para a Universidade. A conselho de um professor decide mesmo ir, mas a jovem está a passar por uma fase menos boa da sua vida. O seu namorado de há dois anos está muito diferente e quando o conheceu, o dinheiro é escasso e Allison sente-se desesperada. Quando uma jovem universitária aparece morta, as primeiras impressões apontam para suicídio. Mas após uma análise mais pormenorizada a polícia local constate que se trata de homicídio. Uma pequena investigação leva-os a um suspeito que depressa se torna o assassino. Mas as coisas não parecem correr bem. 4,5* Opinião completa: http://marcadordelivros.blogspot.pt/2...

  9. 4 out of 5

    Paulo Pires

    5***** Amazing book Karin ... Livros estupendo « Uma vez mais, Karin Slaughter traz-nos uma história com elevada qualidade, dando um claro ênfase ao lado emocional das personagens. Apesar de os crimes serem resolvidos no final, a autora opta por aproveitar o livro para focar e aprofundar as suas personagens. Para quem é fã desta série é de facto fascinante poder contextualizar e conhecer melhor estas personagens. Adorei o livro. Corrupção, vingança, manipulação são temas presentes no livro. As pers 5***** Amazing book Karin ... Livros estupendo « Uma vez mais, Karin Slaughter traz-nos uma história com elevada qualidade, dando um claro ênfase ao lado emocional das personagens. Apesar de os crimes serem resolvidos no final, a autora opta por aproveitar o livro para focar e aprofundar as suas personagens. Para quem é fã desta série é de facto fascinante poder contextualizar e conhecer melhor estas personagens. Adorei o livro. Corrupção, vingança, manipulação são temas presentes no livro. As personagens ... Will Trent, é orfão e disléxico, facto que ajuda a criar uma instantânea empatia com o leitor. Teve uma infância marcadamente complicada e que o limita e define enquanto homem. As diversidades com que se confronta no seu dia a dia e a sua capacidade para as contornar diligentemente traz a cada livro um laivo de humanidade e fragilidade. Gosto das encruzilhadas a que é exposto, gosto da sua determinação. Mas principalmente gosto da gestão que a personagem faz das suas limitações e a dependência, apesar de muitas vezes tóxica, que tem de Angie Polaski, actualmente sua mulher. Sara Linton, pediatra, é aquela personagem por quem torcemos desde o início. Aquele nosso lado romântico que nos impele a entrar no livro, qual cupido, e empurrar Will na direcção de Sara. Mas Sara personifica a perspectiva profissional, é a responsável pelo rigor técnico, dai a minha "surpresa" em a autora explorar e levar ao limite a vertente emocional desta personagem. Mas gostei do trabalho envolvido neste propósito. Por vezes dou por mim a pensar no que será que me cativa tanto nos livros de Karin (...) Ler mais em: Opinião: Destroçada de Karin Slaughter |Livros e Marcadores

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ryn

    Karin Slaughter always gives a pretty good thrill, but I'm getting a little tired of the whole Grant County scene. I absolutely love Will Trent, and I'd like to see him well away from Angie and preferably with Sarah, but all these serial killer-type situations in one tiny, minuscule, happy, joyous (as Slaughter delights in reminding us) town is getting a bit old, frankly. It was entertaining, especially the interaction between Lena and Frank in the beginning. I was really sort of looking forward Karin Slaughter always gives a pretty good thrill, but I'm getting a little tired of the whole Grant County scene. I absolutely love Will Trent, and I'd like to see him well away from Angie and preferably with Sarah, but all these serial killer-type situations in one tiny, minuscule, happy, joyous (as Slaughter delights in reminding us) town is getting a bit old, frankly. It was entertaining, especially the interaction between Lena and Frank in the beginning. I was really sort of looking forward to a showdown between Sarah and Lena, but I think it was a good call on Slaughter's part to just leave out all the drama that would have ensued. In short, I like Slaughter's writing, I just really wish she'd branch out a bit more. Maybe change up the characters and the setting. I really like Will, but if dropping him is what it takes to add some spark to this constant whirlwind of Lena-Sarah-Jeffrey's issues, then I wish she'd just get on with it. Strangely enough, I don't like the stories about Will and Faith, either; she reminds me too much of Lena - harsh and forceful. You can certainly see how these characters have personality and come alive, but Will and Sarah by contrast come across as sweet, innocent angels to Faith and Lena's unhinged, unexpected rage. It's just kind of cynical and depressing to read. Amanda Wagner (Will's boss) could be added to this number too. Why can't the girls be more... balanced? But I digress. 'Broken' is quite good if you're reading this author for the first time; not so good if this is your eighth experience with the books in this series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Piper

    I loved this 4th Will Trent installment. While it was not as gruesome as the three before it, it had me guessing up to the end. I found the last chapter (not the epilogue) to be very emotional in so many ways. I cannot express how much I want Will and Sara to become romantically involved. If only Angie would quit getting in the way. Argh! She is such a bottom feeder. Lena had me fooled to a certain extent- I could almost sympathize with her……until the author steered my thinking into a very diffe I loved this 4th Will Trent installment. While it was not as gruesome as the three before it, it had me guessing up to the end. I found the last chapter (not the epilogue) to be very emotional in so many ways. I cannot express how much I want Will and Sara to become romantically involved. If only Angie would quit getting in the way. Argh! She is such a bottom feeder. Lena had me fooled to a certain extent- I could almost sympathize with her……until the author steered my thinking into a very different direction. We shall see what comes of that in the next book perhaps?? While Faith was not so much actively involved in this story- she certainly had a part in helping Will as much as she could. I still like her a lot and enjoy her humorous side. That is all I’m going to take time to say (because I am overly anxious to jump immediately into the next book) other than, I LOVE WILL!! He tugs at my heart and in every book he shows us another side of himself that makes him even more irresistible.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Hollis

    I could not have imagined a better way to return us to the Grant County series than this one. In book four of the Will Trent series, we are reunited with difficult characters I have had no problem hating, and this time.. this time I wanted better for them. For me. And BROKEN really tested that because early on I thought we were just going to be right back to where I hated everything. But instead Slaughter redeemed a particular personality in the only way she could be redeemed. Not wholly but eno I could not have imagined a better way to return us to the Grant County series than this one. In book four of the Will Trent series, we are reunited with difficult characters I have had no problem hating, and this time.. this time I wanted better for them. For me. And BROKEN really tested that because early on I thought we were just going to be right back to where I hated everything. But instead Slaughter redeemed a particular personality in the only way she could be redeemed. Not wholly but enough to satisfy; definitely enough for me. This was such an important chapter in the life of this series (and the one that came before) and for the characters; and it was close to breaking (hah) me in a lot of ways. I don't think I ever loved Sara as much as I do now in this series. Her interactions with Will were so perfect and oh man, Slaughter, you are mean with how you ended this one. I'm so loving how the author is dragging this out. Additionally, the mystery and the players for this installment kept me fully engaged and I definitely fell for the brief red herring along the way. Tricksy.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Another 5* rating this book got me hooked from the start,Lena Adams is back.a great crime case body in the water and the murderer wasn't revealed till the end.fantastic read highly recommend.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Alan Cotterell

    Brilliant Yet another brilliant story from arguably the best out there. Re read this after about 5 years, still as good as ever. Fantastic characters and storyline.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    I loved it! ‘Broken’ is another thrilling masterpiece written by my favorite author, Karin Slaughter! Not only was ‘Broken’ a great read, but it was wonderful to read about Sara again and get immersed back into a new crime mystery, featuring both her, Will, and of course Lena. With all her books— ‘Broken’included—Karin Slaughter has kept me up late, on the edge of my seat, and glued until the last act—which inevitably comes too quick. I’m always trying to figure out the “whodunnit” part of the s I loved it! ‘Broken’ is another thrilling masterpiece written by my favorite author, Karin Slaughter! Not only was ‘Broken’ a great read, but it was wonderful to read about Sara again and get immersed back into a new crime mystery, featuring both her, Will, and of course Lena. With all her books— ‘Broken’included—Karin Slaughter has kept me up late, on the edge of my seat, and glued until the last act—which inevitably comes too quick. I’m always trying to figure out the “whodunnit” part of the story, and ‘Broken’ does not disappoint. It has all the twists and turns in the plot I’ve come to expect and enjoy, complete with Slaughter’s usually wonderful character development! I recommend Karin Slaughter’s books to anyone who enjoys a good crime mystery, but also loves becoming entwined in characters that are well developed, because once they grab you they won’t let you go! Thank you Goodreads for the advanced copy of ‘Broken,’ once I picked it up, I didn’t put it down.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ena Hasečić

    Ovaj dio mi je bio nešto lošiji od prethodnih. Iako sam već bila upoznata sa Lenom Adams i ekipom iz okruga Grant čitajući Zaslijepljenu, ovdje mi je nešto nedostajalo. Mogu reći da je to bila Faith Mitchell koju su mijenjali nesimpatični Lena i Frank. Rasplet je naravno odličan, ali zbog drugih zamjerki ovaj put ocjena 3.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    Broken 4 Stars Sara Linton returns to Grant County for the Thanksgiving holiday. When the body of a young girl is pulled from the lake and another young man dies in police custody, she requests GBI assistance and Will Trent is sent to investigate. The character development is the main focus of the story. Will's skills as an investigator are at the fore, yet it is his deepening friendship with and growing attraction to Sara that is the real highlight. Sara, herself, finally makes the bittersweet de Broken 4 Stars Sara Linton returns to Grant County for the Thanksgiving holiday. When the body of a young girl is pulled from the lake and another young man dies in police custody, she requests GBI assistance and Will Trent is sent to investigate. The character development is the main focus of the story. Will's skills as an investigator are at the fore, yet it is his deepening friendship with and growing attraction to Sara that is the real highlight. Sara, herself, finally makes the bittersweet decision to put her love for Jeffrey in the past and move forward with her life. There are also updates on Lena Adams, who is as irritating as ever, and the twist that she is now involved with (view spoiler)[Jeffrey's son, Jared (hide spoiler)] has a very icky feel to it. The mystery is interesting enough although underdeveloped. In hindsight, there are several clues interspersed throughout, but not enough to actually figure out the who-dun-it. The climax and resolution also feel very rushed. In sum, another great installment in the series and I'm looking forward to the next one.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    Dr. Sara Linton returns to her hometown in Grant County to visit family for the Thanksgiving Holiday. When a college student is found murdered and her assailant arrested, Sara is called to the police station to help calm down the perpetrator. What she finds is a 19-year-old dead in his cell of an apparent suicide. Blaming Detective Lena Adams for not searching Tommy Brahams before putting him in his cell, Sara notifies the Georgia Bureau of Investigations about the negligent detective. Investiga Dr. Sara Linton returns to her hometown in Grant County to visit family for the Thanksgiving Holiday. When a college student is found murdered and her assailant arrested, Sara is called to the police station to help calm down the perpetrator. What she finds is a 19-year-old dead in his cell of an apparent suicide. Blaming Detective Lena Adams for not searching Tommy Brahams before putting him in his cell, Sara notifies the Georgia Bureau of Investigations about the negligent detective. Investigator Will Trent is sent to examine the evidence. Lena insists that Tommy confessed to the murder, but evidence shows he couldn't have been the culprit. This book ties together Slaughter's Will Trent series with her Grant County series. As usual we have an intense mystery. I was never sure where the story was going or what we were going to discover. The identity of the villain was a big surprise for me. I certainly wouldn't have guessed it. But what makes this book a winner is the great character development. Slaughter takes flawed characters that we have known for several books and makes us care about them. (Yes, even Lena.) She also takes characters that I had come to like and makes me see them in a different light. I highly recommend this book, but I suggest you read the Grant County series before reading this book. My rating: 5 Stars.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Oana

    Well, in spite of the carefully plotted mystery, this installment dragged. It was long-winded, wordy, and 200 pages longer than it had to be. Too much forensics, too much useless character background, not enough of a page-turner. Still, the dialogues and humor were spot-on, Karin Slaughter style. Anyway, my love for Will Trent is everlasting, so of course I will be reading the next in series. Right as we speak. Who would play dyslexic, socially awkward, extremely clever and deep GBI detective Wil Well, in spite of the carefully plotted mystery, this installment dragged. It was long-winded, wordy, and 200 pages longer than it had to be. Too much forensics, too much useless character background, not enough of a page-turner. Still, the dialogues and humor were spot-on, Karin Slaughter style. Anyway, my love for Will Trent is everlasting, so of course I will be reading the next in series. Right as we speak. Who would play dyslexic, socially awkward, extremely clever and deep GBI detective Will Trent? Benedict Cumberbatch, obviously.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Maureen DeLuca

    Broken is the 4th in the Will Trent series- having really liked the first 3 in this series- this one fell short 'just a bit' . Before you pick up this series- there is a continuation with some of the characters from Slaughter's Grant County series which has a total of 6 books. There are many great reviews in that series- I am one of the very few that wasn't totally crazy about it- even though I read all of the books. If you are one of the few who are still reading Grant County- finish that - the Broken is the 4th in the Will Trent series- having really liked the first 3 in this series- this one fell short 'just a bit' . Before you pick up this series- there is a continuation with some of the characters from Slaughter's Grant County series which has a total of 6 books. There are many great reviews in that series- I am one of the very few that wasn't totally crazy about it- even though I read all of the books. If you are one of the few who are still reading Grant County- finish that - then pick up the Will Trent series... to me, this series is a lot better- Me- I really like GBI Agent Will Trent. Hoping that book number 5 is better than this book- either way- all and all- you cannot go wrong with Karin Slaughter!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sheyla ✎

    This series is only getting better! Sara is back in Grant County. She's visiting her family through the holidays. She has not been back in almost four years. Shortly after her arrival, the body of a young woman is found in the ice. The man suspected of her death, asks for Sara's help. At first, Sara wants nothing to do with it but she believes something is going on with the police department, especially with Detective Lena Adams. She calls the GBI in. Will who's on vacation is called by his bos This series is only getting better! Sara is back in Grant County. She's visiting her family through the holidays. She has not been back in almost four years. Shortly after her arrival, the body of a young woman is found in the ice. The man suspected of her death, asks for Sara's help. At first, Sara wants nothing to do with it but she believes something is going on with the police department, especially with Detective Lena Adams. She calls the GBI in. Will who's on vacation is called by his boss, Amanda Wagner. She wants him to go to Grant County and find out the truth about the murder and to look into what the police department is hiding. Will knows this is personal for Sara. Yet, his gut instinct is telling him that there's something wrong with the police department. It's not the same as when Chief Tolliver was handling it. Frank is the interim chief and he and his detectives are not welcoming or helpful. Broken was bittersweet. We see Grant County through Sara and Lena's eyes. Losing Jeffrey has brought nothing good to the town. Both women can't wait to leave it. Lena has stayed behind because the town represents Jeffrey. Lena is in a relationship. A healthy one which is a shock. I guess she finally learned her lesson. Lena is more mature and less inclined to blame others for her mistakes. She still makes them but at least she's able to point the finger at herself. I was surprised to see her being helpful to Will. I mean she still kept things from him but she was not as bad as 4 years ago. “He was playing chess and she was sucking at checkers.” Will is amazing in this one too. He's able to follow the crumbs to find the truth. Once he realizes something is off, Will is too stubborn to let it go. It was so tough to see Sara back in her hometown. Her devastation and pain were there for anyone to see. Some of the scenes brought tears to my eyes. I continue to root for Sara and Will. I think they can make a great couple. I found it refreshing to see Sara's sister Tessa in a happy marriage and starting a family. Tessa had it rough too and she has earned some happiness. I love Sara and Tessa's relationship. They are truly siblings. “Tessa reached out and took her hand. “Can I tell you something?” “As long as it’s not advice on chasing after a married man.” Cliffhanger: No 5/5 Fangs MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

  22. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    This is the fourth in the Will Trent series. I've not read most of the preceding books. I found this an interesting mixture. Is this a murder mystery or is it the ongoing story of Sara - Jeffery - Lena with Will being thrown in? Sara goes back to Grant County reluctantly. It is where she grew up, fell in love, was happily married to the police chief and then traumatically widowed. Lena, the detective she blames for her husband's death is still there. It seems like she has been there 5 minutes whe This is the fourth in the Will Trent series. I've not read most of the preceding books. I found this an interesting mixture. Is this a murder mystery or is it the ongoing story of Sara - Jeffery - Lena with Will being thrown in? Sara goes back to Grant County reluctantly. It is where she grew up, fell in love, was happily married to the police chief and then traumatically widowed. Lena, the detective she blames for her husband's death is still there. It seems like she has been there 5 minutes when she is called to the police station to help with a prisoner and finds him dead in the cells. To top it off the prisoner has been accused of murder but Sara knew him and is sure he could not have committed the type of murder described. She seeks outside assistance and Will Trent arrives to investigate. He finds himself highly unpopular as he investigates both the local cops and the murder of a young girl. Sara finds herself drawn in to assist. We find that almost everyone involved is Broken in some way. 3.5 stars Enjoyable

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jean

    Broken by Karin Slaughter So much in this novel is broken. Sara Linton returns to Heartsdale to be with her family during the Thanksgiving holiday for the first time since her husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, was murdered. Her feelings are mixed, at best. Everything reminds her of him, and she still feels his loss. When a college student is found dead and her death is ruled homicide instead of suicide, Sara finds herself caught up in the case. A long-time family friend, Frank Wallace, the acting police Broken by Karin Slaughter So much in this novel is broken. Sara Linton returns to Heartsdale to be with her family during the Thanksgiving holiday for the first time since her husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, was murdered. Her feelings are mixed, at best. Everything reminds her of him, and she still feels his loss. When a college student is found dead and her death is ruled homicide instead of suicide, Sara finds herself caught up in the case. A long-time family friend, Frank Wallace, the acting police chief, calls her to ask her to see a suspect at the jail. When she arrives, Tommy, a man with an IQ of 80 is found dead in his cell, with the words “Not Me” written in his blood. Sara is outraged and distraught. Tommy had been her patient as a child, and she knows in her heart that he was innocent. Furthermore, she blames Lena Adams, the detective who obtained Tommy’s confession, for Tommy’s suicide. But there is no room for tolerance or understanding when it comes to Lena. Sara holds her responsible for Jeffrey’s death, and she will not cross paths with Lena Adams. She insists that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation be called in to handle the case. Enter Special Agent Will Trent. He and Dr. Linton have met before, when his partner, Faith Mitchell were on another case. Now Faith is about to have her baby, so Will is travelling solo. The GBI can only come on board at the invitation of local law enforcement, and even then, they are generally about as welcome as a swarm of hornets at a picnic. Broken blends characters and history from the Grant County books with the characters of the Will Trent Series. With Frank Wallace at the helm of the Grant County police department, corruption and questionable ethics have returned. The hospital has closed. Will is married to Angie, but she has taken off and shows up at random intervals. Slaughter writes, “His relationship with Angie was more akin to a twisted hokeypokey. She was in Will’s life. She was out. She was in. She was shaking him all about.” Will and Sara seem to be dancing around each other too, neither one saying what to everyone else seems quite obvious, that there is an attraction there that neither will admit. I thoroughly enjoyed this mystery. There is plenty of forensic evidence, suspense, lots of dreary cold and rain to set the mood. I was really stumped as to who committed the crimes, and I felt that there wasn’t much of a clue given as to who the killer was, even after the motive was revealed. The wrap-up, with the relationships and the explanations, however, just didn’t seem up to Karin Slaughter’s usual superb standards. It felt rushed. It all felt too perfect. Except…. Except – I do need to comment on Lena. I have had mixed feelings about Lena all along. Liked her. Felt sorry for her. Disliked her. In this book, I felt that maybe she would finally pay the piper, or at least come out of it a better person. I was wrong. Lena is one messed-up woman. She is not evil, I don’t think, but perhaps more than anyone else, she is definitely broken. I was ready to give this 5 stars, but I would probably only give it 4-1/2 because of the things I stated about the resolution.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Broken by Karin Slaughter is a 2010 Delacorte Press publication. This fourth installment in the Will Trent series once again ties in with Grant County as Sara Linton returns home for the holidays. When a young college girl is found dead, originally the consensus is suicide, but upon further investigation it is discovered she was murdered. Then a mentally challenged man is arrested for the crime, and promptly commits suicide in his jail cell. Sara knows instinctively that the cops messed up and t Broken by Karin Slaughter is a 2010 Delacorte Press publication. This fourth installment in the Will Trent series once again ties in with Grant County as Sara Linton returns home for the holidays. When a young college girl is found dead, originally the consensus is suicide, but upon further investigation it is discovered she was murdered. Then a mentally challenged man is arrested for the crime, and promptly commits suicide in his jail cell. Sara knows instinctively that the cops messed up and this is her golden opportunity to take Lena down. So, she calls the GBI, who sends Will Trent in to investigate. I vaguely remember reading this book a long time ago. I think I may have gotten it mixed up with Slaughter’s Grant County series when I picked it up and I remember feeling a little confused and let down by it. Now that I have all my ducks in a row and have read the first three books in the series, things make a lot more sense to me. This book is a just wee bit different from previous chapters in the series, but is a stellar addition all the same. The attention called to big pharm and drug studies is a thought provoking topic, but what stood out to me was the progress Sara made on a personal front. Once more Will is put into an awkward and frustrating situation, and I hated to see him sucked back into this own private hell. I missed Faith’s presence a lot, but hopefully the next book in the series will have us back in Atlanta and to business as usual. Overall, this is another solid crime drama, highlighting the greed and underbelly of human nature, deftly constructed, and presented with a precision only Karin Slaughter can deliver. So far, so good with this series! I’m so glad I decided to read these in order and am looking forward to the next installment!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Marnie Krüger

    Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae. “This is the place where death delights to teach the living.” The power of learning cease to amaze me! It feels like every time I pick up a book by Karin Slaughter I learn something new. Her topics is never repetitive and you pick up the weirdest things you can randomly through into conversations - or maybe it's just me that do that. NO Honestly, you should really read some of her books, she's a brilliant author and the fact that you fall in love Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae. “This is the place where death delights to teach the living.” The power of learning cease to amaze me! It feels like every time I pick up a book by Karin Slaughter I learn something new. Her topics is never repetitive and you pick up the weirdest things you can randomly through into conversations - or maybe it's just me that do that. NO Honestly, you should really read some of her books, she's a brilliant author and the fact that you fall in love with her characters and can't get enough of them is just an added bonus. Broken is yet another heart stopping, page turning paradox to figure out. It keeps you on the edge, make you bit your nails, and leaves you wanting more.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    Hmmmm dit was weer eentje om duimen en vingers af te likken, spanning, moord, nijd en jaloezie...maar mijn favoriet in een thriller romantiek. Dat maakt een thriller compleet vind ik! Een echte aanrader voor wie fan is van ‘the Queen of suspense’ Karin Slaughter!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Cátia Santos

    Adoro esta autora, mas considero este o livro menos conseguido até agora.

  28. 5 out of 5

    *TANYA*

    Great book!! Great plot!! GREATEST CHARACTER EVER, Will Trent!!! (Does anyone else loathe Angie as much as I do?? I want her out of Will's life from book 1.)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Debra

    Sara returns home to Grant County for the first time since her Husband Jeffreys untimely death (Murder). This is a very emotional time for her which is made worse by a phone call which brings her back into contact with the police force and dear God no, Lena. Sara hold Lena responsible for her husband's murder and will tell anyone who cares to listen this. Sara agrees to meet Frank at the police station where they find the prisoner who requested to see her dead in his cell. A prisoner who Lena arr Sara returns home to Grant County for the first time since her Husband Jeffreys untimely death (Murder). This is a very emotional time for her which is made worse by a phone call which brings her back into contact with the police force and dear God no, Lena. Sara hold Lena responsible for her husband's murder and will tell anyone who cares to listen this. Sara agrees to meet Frank at the police station where they find the prisoner who requested to see her dead in his cell. A prisoner who Lena arrested, interrogated and put in this cell. Sara promptly calls the GBI and special agent, Will Trent arrives to investigate the man's death in police custody. He quickly learns that the police there are not forthcoming with information, some out right lie to his face and set up road blocks for his investigation. He also gets to meet Sara's family who quickly welcome him and hope for possibly some romance for their grieving daughter and sister. It quickly becomes two cases. Who killed a young woman and her boyfriend? Why did the man commit suicide in police custody? How are these cases related? Why is there a cover up? Will Lena ever be held accountable for her actions? Will continues to be an interesting character who is drawn to Sara. Their attraction is growing. Their friendship is deepening. I can't help but root for these two individuals who have suffered so much in their pasts. Again, the action, the character development, the twists and turns of the story kept me engaged. Slaughter does her research and shines when discussing forensics whether it be police procedures, the law or even autopsies. She writes about heartaches, emotions laid bare, fear, anger, longing all with her brilliant prose. I can't read her books fast enough and when I finish them I am mad that they are over. Slaughter has sucked me into her narrative and I so very happy for that. See more of my reviews at www.openbookpost.com

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ed

    Law enforcement in Grant County, Georgia, is forced to deal with a murdered co-ed fished out of Grant Lake. We meet Lena, the homicide detective with her broken past. We soon meet Sara Linton, the doctor broken in spirit returning home for the Thanksgiving holidays to be with her family. We then meet Special Agent Will Trent with his own set of broken personal issues. This is a top-story police story. We see the characters' good and bad sides. This Karin Slaughter title seemed less violent than Law enforcement in Grant County, Georgia, is forced to deal with a murdered co-ed fished out of Grant Lake. We meet Lena, the homicide detective with her broken past. We soon meet Sara Linton, the doctor broken in spirit returning home for the Thanksgiving holidays to be with her family. We then meet Special Agent Will Trent with his own set of broken personal issues. This is a top-story police story. We see the characters' good and bad sides. This Karin Slaughter title seemed less violent than the previous one I read, but the tension hasn't slacked off. Entertaining read.

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