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    DescriptionThere are many ways to die. But some are more terrifying than others ...A walk in the woods takes a sinister turn for police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and medical examiner Sara Linton when they stumble across the body of a young girl. Incarcerated in the ground, all the initial evidence indicates that she has, quite literally, been scared to death. But as Sara embarks on the autopsy, something even more horrifying comes to light. Something which shocks even Sara. Detective Lena Adams, talented but increasingly troubled, is called in from vacation to help with the investigation - and the trail soon leads to the neighbouring county, an isolated community, and a terrible secret ...'Karin Slaughter's fifth novel, confirms her at the summit of the school of writers specialising in forensic medicine and terror ...Slaughter's characters talk in believable dialogue. She's excellent at portraying the undertones and claustrophobia of communities where everyone knows everyone else's business, and even better at creating an atmosphere of lurking evil' The Times


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    Title
    Faithless
    Subtitle
    (Grant County Series 5)
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Karin Slaughter
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 100 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099462262
    ISBN 10: 0099462265
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    DC22: 813.6
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3730, ENGM1020
    Ingram Subject Code: FP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOEAST, CULT/SOUTH
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/GEORGA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, FIC030000
    Thema V1.0: FB, FH
    BIC subject category V2: FGC
    Publisher
    Cornerstone
    Imprint name
    ARROW BOOKS LTD
    Publication date
    04 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    KARIN SLAUGHTER grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestselling novels Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear and Indelible, and is currently working on Triptych, a stand-alone novel set in the same world as the Grant County series. She is also the editor of Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and America crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.
    Review quote
    "* 'Karin Slaughter's fifth novel, confirms her at the summit of the school of writers specialising in forensic medicine and terror... Slaughter's characters talk in believable dialogue. She's excellent at portraying the undertones and claustrophobia of communities where everyone knows everyone else's business, and even better at creating an atmosphere of lurking evil' - The Times * 'Don't read this alone. Don't read this after dark. But do read it' - Mirror * 'Brilliantly chilling' - Heat * 'This gripping debut novel - is likely to have Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs glancing nervously in their rearview mirrors' - Irish Independent * 'A great read - crime fiction at its finest' - Michael Connelly"
    Back cover copy
    'Faithless ... confirms Karin Slaughter at the summit of the school of writers specialising in forensic medicine and terror' The Times A walk in the woods takes a sinister turn for police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and medical examiner Sara Linton when they stumble across the body of a young girl. Incarcerated in the ground, all the initial evidence indicates that she has, quite literally, been scared to death. But as Sara embarks on the autopsy, something even more horrifying comes to light. Something which shocks even her. Detective Lena Adams, talented but increasingly troubled, is called in from vacation to help with the investigation - and the trail soon leads to the neighbouring county, an isolated community, and a terrible secret ... Praise for Karin Slaughter 'Brutal and chilling' Daily Mirror 'A great read ... crime fiction at its finest' Michael Connelly 'A salutary reminder that Slaughter is one of the most riveting writers in the field today' Sunday Express Fiction www.rbooks.co.uk www.karinslaughter.com
    Flap copy
    "Brilliant plotting, relentless suspense," raved the Washington Post. "A new synonym for terror," crowned the "Detroit Free Press. The critics agree: no one writes suspense like Karin Slaughter, whose thrillers featuring medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, have propelled her to the top of bestseller lists the world over. Now Slaughter fuses her unmatched grasp of forensic science and a mastery of complex relationships in a riveting tale of faith, doubt, and murder. The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods-then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case. Lena Adams is one of them. A Grant County detective for years, she has her own reasons for being drawn to this case and a fierce drive to see justice done. For these three people, who have each seen the darkest side of human nature, the body of the murdered girl is but the first in a series of shocking and sordid revelations. Now, as Jeffrey and Sara narrow the field of suspects, they must confront their own doubts and indiscretions, while Lena Adams sees herself reflected in the frightened eyes of a battered woman who may be the key figure in the case. As Faithless builds to a stunning and unforgettable climax, Karin Slaughter masterfully brings together strands of interlocking lives, family secrets, and hidden passions with one astounding truth: the identity of a killer who is more evil anddangerous than anyone could have guessed.