The third Will Trent novel, from the No. 1 Bestseller.
Three and a half years ago former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now working as a doctor in Atlanta's Grady Hospital she is starting to piece her life together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror. The woman has been hit by a car but, naked and brutalised, it's clear that she has been the prey of a twisted mind.
When Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Investigation Team returns to the scene of the accident, he stumbles on a torture chamber buried deep beneath the earth. And this hidden house of horror reveals a ghastly truth - Sara's patient is just the first victim of a sick, sadistic killer. Wrestling the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner Faith Mitchell find themselves at the centre of a grisly murder hunt. And Sara, Will and Faith - each with their own wounds and their own secrets - are all that stand between a madman and his next crime...
"Without doubt an accomplished, compelling and complex tale, with page-turning power aplenty" Daily Express
Karin Slaughter, Jahrgang 1971, stammt aus Atlanta, Georgia, wo sie bis heute lebt. Mit ihren 'Grant County'-Thrillern um die Gerichtsmedizinerin Sara Linton und den Polizeichef Jeffrey Tolliver hat sie sich in den Olymp der Thrillerautoren geschrieben. 2003 erschien ihr Debütroman 'Belladonna', der Karin Slaughter unmittelbar an die Spitze der internationalen Bestsellerlisten und auf den Thriller-Olymp katapultierte. Ihre Grant County-Romane um Rechtsmedizinerin Sara Linton und Polizeichef Jeffrey Tolliver sind inzwischen in 30 Sprachen übersetzt und weltweit mehr als 20 Millionen mal verkauft worden
"Without doubt an accomplished, compelling and complex tale, with page-turning power aplenty" Daily Express "Slaughter's plotting is relentless, piling on surprises and twists ... A good read that should come with a psychological health warning" Guardian "Criminally spectacular" OK! "It's beautifully paced, appropriately grisly, and terrifyingly plausible. Who says there's anything peaceful and quiet about small-town America" Time Out "Brilliantly chilling" heat