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Karin Slaughter

USA flag (b.1971)

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestselling standalones, Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Grant County
   1. Blindsighted (2001)
   2. Kisscut (2002)
   3. A Faint Cold Fear (2003)
   4. Indelible (2004)
   5. Faithless (2005)
   6. Beyond Reach (2007)
     aka Skin Privilege
   7. Genesis (2009)
     aka Undone
Will Trent
   1. Triptych (2006)
   2. Fractured (2008)
   3. Genesis (2009)
     aka Undone
   4. Broken (2010)
   5. Fallen (2011)
   5.5. Snatched (2012)
   6. Criminal (2012)
   6.5. Busted (2013)
   7. Unseen (2013)
   8. The Kept Woman (2016)
   8.5. Cleaning the Gold (2019) (with Lee Child)
   9. The Last Widow (2019)
   10. The Silent Wife (2020)
   11. After That Night (2023)
Anthologies edited
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : Cop Town

Karin Slaughter recommends
Industrial Magic (2004)
(Women of the Otherworld, book 4)
Kelley Armstrong
"Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite writers."
The Red Dahlia (2006)
(Anna Travis, book 2)
Lynda La Plante
"Lynda La Plante practically invented the thriller."
Obedience (2008)
Will Lavender
"A taut and timely thriller that explores the dark side of academia."
Bad Things Happen (2009)
(David Loogan, book 1)
Harry Dolan
"Bad Things Happen is a tense read that keeps you tightly in its grip until the very last page. Harry Dolan has written an incredibly rich, smart read reminiscent of A Simple Plan or Presumed Innocent - not to mention that it's just a damn good story. Readers are in for a breathless ride."
Live to Tell (2010)
(Detective D.D. Warren, book 4)
Lisa Gardner
"Taut as a piano wire and just as well-played. Live to Tell is a suspenseful roller coaster ride."
Still Missing (2010)
Chevy Stevens
"An astonishingly well-crafted debut novel, Still Missing will have you spellbound from the first page until long after you close the book."
Long Gone (2011)
Alafair Burke
"Long Gone should come with a warning. It's a compulsively readable, highly addictive story. The ending will leave you breathless."
The Stranger You Seek (2011)
(Keye Street, book 1)
Amanda Kyle Williams
"An exceptionally smart and harrowing character-driven debut by a welcome new thriller writer."
Second Nature (2011)
Jacquelyn Mitchard
"Mitchard is one of my favorite writers for a reason. This is her best book yet."
Only One Life (2012)
(Louise Rick / Camilla Lind, book 3)
Sara Blædel
"Sara Blaedel is a force to be reckoned with. She delivers an engaging story that any reader in the world can enjoy."
Under a Silent Moon (2013)
(DCI Louisa Smith, book 1)
Elizabeth Haynes
"Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller."
The Weight of Blood (2014)
Laura McHugh
"A fantastic novel, rich in character and atmosphere . . . This is one you won't want to miss."
Five (2014)
Ursula Archer
Guardians (2015)
(Wasteland , book 3)
Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
"A Lord of the Flies for future generations. An irresistible page-turner."
The Melody Lingers on (2015)
Mary Higgins Clark
"I adore Mary Higgins Clark."
Without a Trace (2015)
(Annika Bengtzon, book 10)
Liza Marklund
"No one tells a story like Liza Marklund."
All Is Not Forgotten (2016)
Wendy Walker
"Deeply intriguing and provocative... not to be missed."
The Legacy (2017)
(Freyja and Huldar, book 1)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
"The Legacy takes us into a world where secrets are buried deep, only to reappear decades later and inflict harm on people who have no idea that they're connected by past horrors. Yrsa is a magnificent writer who envelops her stories with atmosphere so thick that only care and a bit of luck can see through it. Her characters spring vividly to life as they try their best to do just that, knowing that any mistake could be deadly for another innocent person. Impossible to put down."
The Marsh King's Daughter (2017)
Karen Dionne
"This gorgeously written eerie suspense novel gave me chills... I loved it."
The Weight of Angels (2017)
Catriona McPherson
"An unnerving and suspenseful novel, THE WEIGHT OF ANGELS is McPherson's best yet."
The Dark Intercept (2017)
(Dark Intercept, book 1)
Julia Keller
"Julia Keller is that rare talent who combines gripping suspense, a fabulous sense of place and nuanced characters you can't wait to come back to."
The Last Mrs. Parrish (2017)
(Last Mrs. Parrish, book 1)
Liv Constantine
"THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is an addictive and twisty debut."
The Wife Between Us (2018)
Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
"A clever thriller with masterful twists."
The Fear (2018)
C L Taylor
"Claustrophobic and compelling."
An Easy Death (2018)
(Gunnie Rose, book 1)
Charlaine Harris
"A gripping, twisty-turny, thrill ride of a read."
Freefall (2019)
Jessica Barry
"Jessica Barry's debut novel opens at full throttle and never lets up. A young woman staggers away from a plane crash on the side of a mountain. Thousands of miles away, a mother struggles to understand what happened to the daughter she thought she knew. Set aside a few hours before you open this book...once you start reading, you won't want to stop."
Last Woman Standing (2019)
Amy Gentry
"A twisty and engrossing thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end."
Saving Meghan (2019)
D J Palmer
"Mother doesn't always know best in this thrill ride of a novel...gripping and twisted."
The Never Game (2019)
(Colter Shaw, book 1)
Jeffery Deaver
"With a twisty plot, riveting characters, and relentless suspense, The Never Game fires on every single cylinder. Readers will delight in this compelling new character from one of the finest suspense writers in the field. I always look forward to the new Deaver, but this one tops them all."
Their Little Secret (2019)
(Tom Thorne, book 16)
Mark Billingham
"Mark Billingham is a damn fine storyteller whose thrilling books always satisfy. With a propulsive plot that is as gripping as it is unnerving, you will not be able to put this book down. Their Little Secret is an unforgettable ride."
A Nearly Normal Family (2019)
M T Edvardsson
"A deceptive and riveting novel."
Recursion (2019)
Blake Crouch
"Blake Crouch has invented his own brand of page-turner--fearlessly genre-bending, consistently surprising, and determined to explode the boundaries of what a thriller can be."
The Other Mrs (2019)
Mary Kubica
"Kubica ratchets up tension and intrigue in THE OTHER MRS. Her salacious, thoroughly mysterious characters bear the qualities we all crave in a thriller--seductive, seemingly unknowable, and altogether unpredictable."
First Cut (2020)
(Dr. Jessie Teska Mystery, book 1)
Judy Melinek and T J Mitchell
"Who better to deliver a genuinely compelling mystery than real-life medical examiners? Fans of CSI and Forensic Files will devour this well plotted story."
A Conspiracy of Bones (2020)
(Temperance Brennan, book 19)
Kathy Reichs
"A Conspiracy of Bones shows off Kathy Reichs' dazzling new level of plotting mastery. A thrilling read from one of my favorite writers."
Cross Her Heart (2020)
(Bree Taggert, book 1)
Melinda Leigh
"A gripping thriller, Cross Her Heart is fast paced and riveting, with the complex and compelling lead homicide detective, Bree Taggert. The first in a destined to be a hit series."
The Golden Cage (2020)
(Faye Adelheim, book 1)
Camilla Läckberg
"A sexy, sensational novel with intoxicating vengeance and an unexpected tenderness—The Golden Cage is tensely and skillfully drawn."
My Mother's House (2020)
Francesca Momplaisir
"A haunting story of the (Haitian American) immigrant experience amid toxic male dominance -- My Mother's House is unsettling and unlike anything else you will read."
Water Memory (2021)
(Sentro, book 1)
Daniel Pyne
"Deceptively explosive, Water Memory pairs the cleverness and precision timing of Daniel Pyne’s riveting storytelling with his addictive, action-packed plotting and unforgettably vivid cast of characters."
Every Last Fear (2021)
Alex Finlay
"Prepare yourself for twist after exciting twist. A standout novel plotted with surgical precision."
While Justice Sleeps (2021)
(Avery Keene, book 1)
Stacey Abrams
"In While Justice Sleeps, Stacey Abrams firmly establishes herself as a powerful new player in the crime thriller space, with her heroine Avery providing a voice to women everywhere. Twisty, clever and full of surprises, this will be one to watch this Spring. Abrams proves she is not only a force for change in politics but a force to be reckoned with in fiction, too."
The Hive (2021)
Gregg Olsen
"In this gripping thriller, everything is not as it seems, and beauty is only skin deep. The Hive is a brilliantly engrossing read—exactly what we have come to expect from Gregg Olsen."
Hostage (2021)
Clare Mackintosh
"A propulsive read-HOSTAGE will have you questioning 'what would you do?' at every turn."
Choose Me (2021)
Gary Braver and Tess Gerritsen
"A spellbinding mystery. Gerritsen and Braver’s expert storytelling is on full display."
The Last Commandment (2021)
(Austin Grant of Scotland Yard, book 1)
Scott Shepherd
"An enthralling mystery that will hook you on the very first page and keep you turning until the last. Shepherd’s signature storytelling is on full display in THE LAST COMMANDMENT."
56 Days (2021)
Catherine Ryan Howard
"56 Days is a terrific novel written by an author who is certain to become a distinguished voice in crime fiction. You won't want to stop reading until the very end."
The Book of Sand (2021)
Theo Clare
"An utterly original novel from an extraordinary creative mind, The Book of Sand is an absolute standout that's impossible to put down."
The Stolen Hours (2021)
Allen Eskens
"A riveting, hold-your-breath, frightening mystery. The Stolen Hours is a thoroughly captivating legal thriller."
All Her Little Secrets (2021)
Wanda M Morris
"All Her Little Secrets is a brilliantly nuanced but powerhouse exploration of race, the legal system, and the crushing pressure of keeping secrets. Morris brings a vibrant and welcome new voice to the thriller space."
A Flicker in the Dark (2022)
Stacy Willingham
"A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you'll never see coming. Stacy Willingham's debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime."
Twelve Secrets (2022)
(Ben Harper, book 1)
Robert Gold
"A pacey thriller full of twists and turns. You won't be able to put TWELVE SECRETS down until the very end."
Those Who Return (2022)
Kassandra Montag
"Sensational and deeply addictive, Those Who Return is a true page-turner with an atmosphere that reminded me of True Detective and The Dry."
The Murder Rule (2022)
Dervla McTiernan
"Gripping and full of tension, with twist after unexpected twist. You won't just read The Murder Rule, you'll devour it."
Two Nights in Lisbon (2022)
Chris Pavone
"Chris Pavone's pacey, well-plotted thrillers are riveting and great fun to read, and Two Nights in Lisbon is his best yet. This one is not to be missed."
The Kingdoms of Savannah (2022)
George Dawes Green
"Compelling characters and vivid settings make this impressive Southern narrative stand out among the best . . . not to be missed."
All Good People Here (2022)
Ashley Flowers
"A stunning debut from a fresh new voice in the thriller space."
Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone (2022)
Benjamin Stevenson
"Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone is a jaunty and clever mystery with unexpected twists. Absolutely not to be missed."
All That's Left Unsaid (2022)
Tracey Lien
"An urgent story that commands an audience. All That's Left Unsaid is a gripping and unflinching narrative that is as heart-wrenching as it is unputdownable."
The Other Side of Night (2022)
Adam Hamdy
"The Other Side of Night is a surprising and cleverly constructed rollercoaster read."
The Hunter (2023)
Jennifer Herrera
"Herrera has a gift for drawing vivid characters and rich settings. A voicey and compelling debut that is not to be missed."
Scorched Grace (2023)
(Sister Holiday Mysteries, book 1)
Margot Douaihy
"Douaihy's prose is fresh and energetic, and she brings the delightfully original character of Sister Holiday vividly to life. Holiday believably leads her own investigation, and the story satisfies right up until the very twisty end."

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