April 7, 2011

Fractured

I have another new favorite author to add to my list..... Karin Slaughter.

I have recently finished the book Fractured and can I tell you?  It was AWESOME.  Without a doubt - this one will grab your attention from the first few pages and carry you straight through to the end and leave you seeking out other books from this author.  Seriously.

When I first started this book, Man-Child asked me what it was about.  I looked at him and said, "I'm only on page 17 and already there is a dead teenager, the mother of said teenager has killed the man who was standing over her body with her BARE hands.....this is GOOD!"

He said something along the lines of "Wow!  That does sound amazing, Mother-dear.  I would so love to  read it when you are done, Mother-dearest; because I so value your opinion." (yeah, right.  I'm sure his response was much more snarky - but this reads soooo much better, don't you think?  And he truly has been waiting (im)patiently for me to finish it.)

This book is set is one of Atlanta's most upscale neighborhoods - a place where you would never expect sordidness such as this.  As I mentioned, a teenager is found dead - by a mother - with a man standing over her body - and as any mother would - she kills him.

I soooo wish I was a real critic - so I could tell you more about the book without giving anything away.  But I'm not.

So let me just say this - Karin Slaughter has the ability to start a novel off with a bang and then weaves the story deep, will throw in another bang or two and then leave you wondering about how a tragedy in a family has such far reaching implications.

If you are looking for something to read, look no further.  This is an EXCELLENT book.  I will definitely be seeking out more from her.

11 comments:

  1. Well! It's now on my list. I don't have to wait to read it, next time I'm at the bookstore...

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  2. Sounds like a great book. It just made it my list to read.

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  3. That sounds interesting - I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
    I just got Jesse Stone's latest book called Split Image - but I've only read 1/2 of the 1st page - it's an e-book. :)

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  4. I've read all of hers. I like the ones that have the Sara Linton character and all her family in best.

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  5. I love Karin Slaughter - she is fab!

    BNM

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  6. Oh I have read other books by her! Will put that one on the list!

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  7. You're like the fifth person to say how good it was. I'm off to goodreads right now :D

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  8. When, on earth, do you find time to read???

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  9. You make it sound very good. I will be looking for this one and others by the same author.

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  10. Sounds great!! I will put her on my long list of favorites!

    Have you ever heard of Margaret Maron? I had not until today. I'm in a bookclub with 3 others and we have just started reading Sand Sharks. It takes place in NC.

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