Thursday, September 24, 2015

Thursday's Author: Karin Slaughter!


                              Pretty Girls goes on sale on Sept. 29th; Click here to buy on Amazon!

From Amazon:

 Sisters. Strangers. Survivors.
More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss—a devastating wound that's cruelly ripped open when Claire's husband is killed.
The disappearance of a teenage girl and the murder of a middle-aged man, almost a quarter-century apart: what could connect them? Forming a wary truce, the surviving sisters look to the past to find the truth, unearthing the secrets that destroyed their family all those years ago . . . and uncovering the possibility of redemption, and revenge, where they least expect it.

                                 To learn more visit the Karin Slaughter website: click here!

I have been reading Karin Slaughter for only about the past five years. I found one of her books (Faithless) while shopping in a book store in Chattanooga TN. (McKay's) Mystery, Thriller. Psychological Thriller. Police Procedure. Cops and Dr.'s and bad guys. Written in such strong language with such description that this is something I was unable to put down. Karin has a way of shocking you when you least expect it. I began by reading the "Grant County" series. Then I back tracked and got all her books. Read all of them in order. Everyone of them came off with the same punch. Stunning. Going where other crime novels didn't venture. Language so descriptive and strong that I was always left with the book staying with me even after the last page. I couldn't stop thinking about it. So glad when I found out it was a series. 

Even as I moved on to her other books and finished the "Grant County" series I'm still moved by the final book. I can't forget what happened and it still makes me sad for that character. You'll have to read and find out.  I moved onto the Will Trent series and then several stand alone books. The new one "Pretty Girls" is also a stand alone. Her series writing is just outstanding. Sometimes you read a series and notice that the characters change from one book to another. Karin writes as if she wrote all the books at the same time. They flow into one from the other seamlessly. Karin is really one of my all time favorite authors ever. Looking forward to her new book this coming week!

About the "Grant County" Series: Is set in the fictional town of Heartsdale, Georgia. (in the fictional Grant County) This series follows Sara Linton, the towns local pediatrician and part time coroner. Her ex husband Jeffrey Tolliver, who also happens to be the Chief of Police, and his detective Lena Adams. If you've ever lived in Georgia you will recognize landmarks in the book. The author is a native of Georgia. 

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. 
 Some of Karin's books:

                                           See the complete book list: click here

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