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.