Friday, June 14, 2019

Review: Broken (Will Trent #4)

Author: Karin Slaughter
Started reading: June 5th 2019
Finished the book: June 10th 2019
Pages: 480
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Published: June 23rd 2011
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 4.19
My score:
When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder.

All too soon, former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case. The chief suspect is desperate to see her, but when she arrives at the local police station she is met with a horrifying sight - he lies dead in his cell, the words 'Not me' scrawled across the walls.

Something about his confession doesn't add up and, deeply suspicious of Lena Adams, the detective in charge, Sara immediately calls in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Shortly afterwards, Special Agent Will Trent is brought in from his vacation to investigate. But he is immediately confronted with a wall of silence. Grant County is a close-knit community with loyalties and ties that run deep. And the only person who can tell the truth about what really happened is dead...

My thoughts
Oh boy, oh boy. I can't even imagine how many posts I will rave about Karin Slaughter and her books. I loved everything about this book. This woman is my favorite author of all times. I just found out this weekend that I actually have every book she's ever written on my shelves and I can't wait until the day that I've read them all!
Don't read this book before finishing the Grant County Series!

  • Previous Series: It's so rewarding when you read the books and series from an author in the right order. You just get all the little things and know what the author is talking about. I try not to read books in a series without reading the ones that come before it. With this book I'd recommend you read the Grant County Series before the Will Trent Series.
  • Plot: Yay! Karin Slaughter may be the queen of crime, but she is also the queen of plots. It is a very rare thing that I figure out a plot in one of her books. It's just so well done and with this book it was nothing I could guess and I loved every bit of it.
  • Grant County: Yaaaaay! We go back to Grant County! We go back to the place where my love for these characters and books started. It's so cool how in this book the two series by Karin Slaughter get interwoven.
  • Characters: The characters that you loved, despised or forgot about from the Grant County series are all there. It's just all a great trip down memory lane and it was so nice to just get taken by the story and the characters and just read, read, read and forget about time.


It's so rewarding if you have read all the books that lead up to that one book and just know all the ins and outs of what is going on. It's rewarding to read about beloved characters from a previous series. And it's rewarding to just know you will pick up something good if that one author's name is on it.
Karin Slaughter will give you all these things.

Other opinions on this book
"Addictive... Slaughter is a terrific writer, and she keeps the emotional tension high throughout."
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"This chilling mystery is just begging to be read in one sitting."
- Cosmopolitan


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