Karin Slaughter Books In Order

Grant County Books In Publication Order

  1. Blindsighted (2001)
  2. Kisscut (2002)
  3. A Faint Cold Fear (2003)
  4. Indelible (2004)
  5. Faithless (2005)
  6. Beyond Reach / Skin Privilege (2007)
  7. Genesis / Undone (2009)
  8. Short Story (With: Michael Koryta) (2017)

Will Trent Books In Publication Order

  1. Triptych (2006)
  2. Fractured (2008)
  3. Genesis / Undone (2009)
  4. Broken (2010)
  5. Fallen (2011)
  6. Snatched (2012)
  7. Criminal (2012)
  8. Busted (2013)
  9. Unseen (2013)
  10. The Kept Woman (2016)
  11. Cleaning the Gold (With: Lee Child) (2019)
  12. The Last Widow (2019)
  13. The Silent Wife (2020)

Good Daughter Books In Publication Order

  1. Last Breath (2017)
  2. The Good Daughter (2017)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Martin Misunderstood (2008)
  2. Cop Town (2014)
  3. Pretty Girls (2015)
  4. Pieces of Her (2018)
  5. False Witness (2021)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Cold, Cold Heart (2006)
  2. The Unremarkable Heart (2010)
  3. Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes (2015)

Georgia Books In Publication Order

  1. Genesis / Undone (2009)
  2. Broken (2010)
  3. Fallen (2011)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. Like a Charm (2004)
  2. First Thrills (2010)
  3. Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance (2012)
  4. The Library Book (2012)
  5. Mystery Writers of America Presents The Mystery Box (2013)
  6. MatchUp (2017)

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Karin Slaughter Books Overview


The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town’s pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it’s only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer’s brutality starts to become clear.

Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver — Sara’s ex-husband — is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl’s murder wasn’t a single personal attack: They’re dealing with a sad*istic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County.

Jeffrey isn’t alone in his search. Lena Adams — the county’s sole female detective — wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer — unless he finds her first.


Saturday night dates at the skating rink have been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale for as long as anyone can remember, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot out, Sara Linton the town’s pediatrician and medical examiner finds herself entangled in a terrible tragedy. What seemed at first to be a horrific individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications. The autopsy reveals evidence of long term abuse, of ritualistic self mutilation, but when Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver start to investigate, they are frustrated at every turn. The children surrounding the victim close ranks. The families turn their backs. Then a young girl is abducted and it becomes clear that the first death is linked to an even more brutal crime, one far more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, detective Lena Adams, still recovering from her sister’s death and her own brutal attack, finds herself drawn to a young man who might hold the answers. But unless Lena, Sara, and Jeffrey can uncover the deadly secrets the children hide, it’s going to happen again. Performed by Patricia Kalember

A Faint Cold Fear

The third pulse pounding novel in the Grant County series from New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter. Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body provides little in the way of clues and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal but for Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, things don t add up. Two more suspicious suicides follow, and a young woman is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence strikes far too close to home. And as Jeffrey pursues the sad*istic killer, he discovers that ex police detective Lena Adams, now a security guard on campus, may be in possession of crucial information. But, bruised and angered by her expulsion from the force, Lena seems to be barely capable of protecting herself, let alone saving the next victim…


When medical examiner Sara Linton and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver take a trip away from the small town of Heartsdale an escape from all the pressures which complicate their relationship it should be a straightforward weekend at the beach. But they decide to take a detour via Jeffrey’s hometown and things go violently wrong when Jeffrey’s best friend Robert shoots dead an intruder who breaks into his house. Jeffrey and Sara are first on the scene and Jeffrey’s keen to clear his friend’s name, but for Sara things aren’t so simple. The sear marks around the bullet hole don’t tally with Robert’s story. Robert’s wife, Jessie, is incoherent and confused. And when Jeffrey appears to change the crime scene, Sara no longer knows who to trust. Twelve years later, Sara and Jeffrey are caught up in a shockingly brutal attack which threatens to destroy both their lives. But they’re not random victims. They’ve been targeted. And it seems the past is catching up with both of them…


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 and dangerous than anyone could have guessed. From the Hardcover edition.

Beyond Reach / Skin Privilege

In a stifling jail cell in a hardscrabble Georgia town, Detective Lena Adams sits in stubborn silence: bruised, angry, and the only suspect in a horrific murder that left a woman incinerated beyond recognition. A hundred miles away, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver has gotten the call that his young detective has been arrested. Jeffrey’s wife, pediatrician and medical examiner Sara Linton, has little patience for Lena or her dramas. Fighting a heartbreaking malpractice suit, struggling to pick up the pieces of a shattered career, the last thing Sara needs is to see Jeffrey playing Lena s knight in shining armor. Sara cannot guess that within days she herself will be at the center of a bizarre and murderous case. For Lena has fled back to the place where she grew up hard, careening back through the shadows of her past and into a shocking underground world of bigotry and rage. The man who raised her is slowly killing himself with drugs. The man who beguiled and beat her is reaching out from prison. And now only Jeffrey and Sara can free Lena from the web of lies, betrayal, and brutality that has trapped her as this powerhouse of a novel races toward its shattering climax and a final, unforgettable twist.

Genesis / Undone

In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city s poor, wounded, and unlucky and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face to face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner . In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock and a duel with unspeakable human evil. In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn t wait for the go ahead from his boss he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim. Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own are called into a related investigation. Another woman a smart, upscale, independent young mother has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work. In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine tingling mystery as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.


From Atlanta’s wealthiest suburbs to its stark inner city housing projects, a killer has crossed the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries, too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael s lover before she became his enemy. But unbeknownst to both of them, another player has entered the game: a loser ex con who has stumbled upon the killer s trail in the most coincidental of ways and who may be the key to breaking the case wide open.

In this gritty, gripping firecracker of a novel, the author of the bestselling Grant County, Georgia, series breaks thrilling new ground, weaving together the threads of a complex, multilayered story with the skill of a master craftsman. Packed with body bending switchbacks, searing psychological suspense and human emotions, Triptych ratchets up the tension one revelation at a time as it races to a shattering and unforgettable climax.


Breathless tension! raved the San Francisco Chronicle. One of the year’s most remarkable achievements, crowed the Philadelphia Inquirer. Karin Slaughter dazzled readers and critics alike with Triptych, her New York Times bestselling suspense novel set in metropolitan Atlanta. Now the 1 internationally bestselling author returns to the damaged landscape she knows so well in a bold new novel at once a powder keg of suspense, a gritty portrait of a cop s life, and a searing exploration of a shocking crime and its aftermath With its gracious homes and tree lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta s most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter s attacker with her bare hands. Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is here only to do a political favor; the murder site belongs to the Atlanta police. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell shocked mother. Within minutes, Trent is taking over the case and adding another one to it. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose. Armed with only fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him and a gnawing feeling that this case, which started in the best of homes, is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.


When Special Agent Will Trent arrives in Grant County, he finds a police department determined to protect its own and far too many unanswered questions about a prisoner’s death. He doesn t understand why Officer Lena Adams is hiding secrets from him. He doesn t understand her role in the death of Grant County s popular police chief. He doesn t understand why that man s widow, Dr. Sara Linton, needs him now more than ever to help her crack this case. While the police force investigates the murder of a young woman pulled from a frigid lake, Trent investigates the police force, putting pressure on Adams just when she s already about to crack. Caught between two complicated and determined women, trying to understand Linton s passionate distrust of Adams, the facts surrounding Chief Tolliver s death, and the complexities of this insular town, Trent will unleash a case filled with explosive secrets and encounter a thin blue line that could be murderous if crossed. Spellbinding and keenly paced, Broken is Karin Slaughter at her best. Here is an unforgettable story of raw emotions, dangerous assumptions, the deadly and layered game of betrayal, and a man s determination to expose the most painful of human truths no matter how deeply they re hidden…
or how devastating.


There’s no police training stronger than a cop s instinct. Faith Mitchell s mother isn t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn t see is her mother…
. You know what we re here for. Hand it over, and we ll let her go. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn t just a cop anymore she s a witness. She s also a suspect. The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light or bury it forever. Karin Slaughter s most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.

Martin Misunderstood

A riveting, darkly humorous tale narrated by Seinfeld’s ‘Newman’ Wayne Knight! Martin Misunderstood tells the story of Martin Reed, an average man who wonders how he has wound up with such an abysmally empty existence. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. So immersed is Martin in these escapes he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his co workers is brutally murdered, Martin steps in to help the investigation, bringing his amateur detecting skills to bear. But Martin realizes too late that what he has mistaken for the glow of the spotlight, is actually the harsh glare of interrogation. Presented unabridged on 2 CDs.

Like a Charm

Desire leaves a man destroyed…
A young girl’s curiosity reveals secrets better left hidden…
Jealousy drives a woman mad…
An obsession with numbers precipitates a deadly revenge…
Ambition leads to a curious exchange…
An uncanny likeness changes two lives forever…
The hand of fate lies buried in the past…

An unforgettable novel in seventeen parts by some of the most prestigious crime writers working today.

One bracelet, seventeen charms…

From nineteenth century Georgia, where the bracelet is forged in fire, to wartime Leeds, the seedy underside of London’s Soho, a Manhattan taxi, the frozen cliffs of Nova Scotia, and back to Georgia, each writer weaves a gripping story of murder, betrayal, and intrigue.

First Thrills

New York Times bestselling author Lee Child and International Thriller Writers, Inc., present a collection of remarkable stories in First Thrills. Showcasing many of the organization’s bestselling authors as well as rising stars in the genre, here are twenty five brand new, never before published stories packed with murder, mystery, and mayhem. A cunning criminal thinks he can use a child to take the rap for his crimes. A hospital intern turned body snatcher A priest who comes face to face with his wife s murderer on death row A Confederate soldier comes home to his love, but changed by more than just the war…
he comes back wrong. The discovery of a flying saucer in the ocean depths brings one man to the brink of a massive revelation. A dying man s last request proves to his ex wife that he s still rotten to the core. A clandestine operative finds himself caught in a wicked game of confusion…
but who is calling the shots? No matter what type of thriller you listen to, you ll find something here that will entertain you…
and perhaps a new writer you ll cherish for years to come.

The Library Book

‘Hill provides us with a reading list the equal of any degree course.’ The Times LondonIn pursuit of a book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired her to embark on a year long voyage through her books in order to get to know her own collection again. Susan Hill is the winner of numerous prestigious literary awards. She is the author of a highly successful crime series as well as the famous The Woman in Black.

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