- Publisher: Random House Inc
- Format: Paperback | 552 pages
- Dimensions: 102mm x 173mm x 36mm | 476g
- Publication date: 17 November 2007
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0440242916
- ISBN 13: 9780440242918
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 33,189
" "New York Times bestseller Karin Slaughter brings back her two most fascinating and complex characters medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver in a heart-pounding 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 young woman. For them, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of life into the case. For as Jeffrey and Sara move further down a trail of shocking surprises and hidden passions, neither is prepared for the most stunning discovery of all: the identity of a killer who is more evil and dangerous than anyone could have guessed."
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Karin Slaughter is the "New York Times" and internationally bestselling author of Fractured," " Beyond Reach," " Triptych," "Faithless," A Faint Cold Fear, " which was named an International Book-of-the-Month Club selection, "Indelible, Kisscut, " and "Blindsighted; "she contributed to and edited "Like a Charm." She is a native of Georgia, where she currently lives and is working on her next novel.
" Georgia medical examiner Sara Linton returns in Slaughter's Grant County crime thriller series, and this time she's hot on the trail of a demented killer who buries teenage girls alive.... Slaughter's fifth Grant County case offers tough love, suspenseful spadework and life-affirming vigor." -- "Publishers Weekly" " Faithless, Karin Slaughter's fifth novel, confirms her at the summit of the school of writers specialising in forensic medicine and terror, a field which includes Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs.... 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" (London) " [Karin Slaughter is] one of the best crime novelists in America.... Her novels smolder with reality." -- "The Washington Post" " The pleasure of Slaughter's Grant County series-- this is the fifth installment-- rests in how the characters deal simultaneously with their messy personal lives and some fairly horrific crimes." -- "San Francisco Chronicle"
"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.