I'm back into non-fiction this week with my favorite non-fiction genre: murder mysteries. Karin Slaughter is a award-winning crime novelist and is writing 2 series all set in and around Georgia. The Grant County series is set in Grant County, Georgia and revolves around Sara Linton the local pediatrician and part-time coroner. The Will Trent series is set in Atlanta and features special agent Wil Trent.
Broken actually fits into both series (#7 in Grant County and #4 in Wil Trent). I had never heard of these books before and must have found Broken through a special Audible offer. Here's the publisher's summary:
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 the detective in charge, Lena Adams, Sara immediately calls 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.
I'm sorry that I've read this out of order because I enjoyed both characters enough to read more in the series. The author develops the characters well and the story had lots of twists and turns.
Unfortunately all of the books in the series are not available in Audible but I'll listen to as many as I can get.