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Fallen
Delacorte. Jun. 2011. 416p. ISBN 9780345528209. $26; eISBN 9780345528223.
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As in last year's Broken, Slaughter brings together Will Trent and Sara Linton from her two popular series for another rousing case. They're helping Special Agent Faith Mitchell, who went to pick up her baby at her mother's but instead found her mother missing, the babe in the toolshed, and a bloody handprint on the door. The hugely popular Slaughter (20 million copies of her books are in print in 30 different territories) sees libraries as a matter of national security. Consider multiples; with a six-city tour.
Just in time for summer reading, best-selling suspense author Slaughter () delivers another fast-paced crime fiction thriller. Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agents Faith Mitchell and partner Will Trent reprieve their roles as criminal investigators. This time the offense is more personal. When Faith returns to her mother's house to pick up her infant daughter, she discovers a bloody handprint on the door, her mother's revolver missing, and her mother, a retired law enforcement officer, is nowhere to be found. While Faith's child is safely stowed in a shed, inside the home is a man laying dead on the floor and two gunmen firing at each other and at Faith. After killing both men, Faith is promptly considered a suspect by local police. As Will digs for answers, he uncovers an elaborate web of corruption among the cops whom Faith's mother once managed. Suspenseful, quick-moving, and dappled with Atlanta locale, each novel in Slaughter's Georgia series offers more insight into her well-crafted characters but can still stand on its own for new readers. Highly recommended for crime thriller and suspense fiction enthusiasts, especially fans of John Sandford, Kathy Reichs, and Patricia Cornwell. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/10; for her book tour, Slaughter, who spoke about her Save the Libraries campaign at this year's Day of Dialog, will be appearing only at libraries.—Ed.]—Carolann Curry, Mercer Univ. Medical Lib., Macon, GA
As in last year's Broken, Slaughter brings together Will Trent and Sara Linton from her two popular series for another rousing case. They're helping Special Agent Faith Mitchell, who went to pick up her baby at her mother's but instead found her mother missing, the babe in the toolshed, and a bloody handprint on the door. The hugely popular Slaughter (20 million copies of her books are in print in 30 different territories) sees libraries as a matter of national security. Consider multiples; with a six-city tour.

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