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Karin Slaughter Biography & Facts

Karin Slaughter (born January 6, 1971) is an American crime writer. She has written 24 novels, which have sold more than 40 million copies and have been published in 120 countries. Her first novel, Blindsighted (2001), was published in 27 languages and made the Crime Writers' Association's Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001. Slaughter won the 2015 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger award for her novel Cop Town. Her 2018 novel, Pieces of Her, was adapted into an eight-episode television series of the same name, released in March 2022 on Netflix. Philanthropy Slaughter is a library advocate and founded Save the Libraries, a non-profit organization that campaigns to support US public libraries. The Save the Libraries fund has provided more than $300,000 to the DeKalb County Public Library in Atlanta, Georgia. Publishing history Characters from Slaughter's two main series, Grant County and Will Trent (Atlanta), were brought together in her novels Undone (2009), titled Genesis internationally, and Broken (2010). In these novels, Sara Linton and Will Trent work cases set in Grant County and Atlanta, respectively. Grant County series (2001 to 2007) Slaughter is best known for her Grant County series: Blindsighted, 2001 Kisscut, 2002 A Faint Cold Fear, 2003 Indelible, 2004 Faithless, 2005 Beyond Reach/Skin Privilege, 2007 Set in the fictional town of Heartsdale, Georgia (in the fictional Grant County), the narrative takes place from the perspective of three main characters: Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and part-time coroner; Jeffrey Tolliver, Linton's husband and the chief of police; and his subordinate, detective Lena Adams. Will Trent (Atlanta) series The Will Trent series, which takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, features Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent Will Trent and his partner Faith Mitchell. So far, Trent has appeared in Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken, Fallen, Criminal, Unseen, The Kept Woman, The Last Widow, The Silent Wife, and After That Night, as well as the novellas Snatched, Busted, and Cleaning the Gold. ABC ordered a pilot episode starring Ramón Rodríguez as Trent and Erika Christensen as Angie, his girlfriend. The series premiered on January 3, 2023, and ABC has renewed the series for a third season. Other works Like a Charm is a short story anthology featuring several thriller authors, including Lee Child, Peter Robinson (novelist), John Connolly (author), and Laura Lippman. Each story is linked by a charm bracelet that brings bad luck to its owners. The setting and time periods of each story vary greatly, ranging from 19th-century Georgia to wartime Leeds. Karin Slaughter wrote the first and last stories. Martin Misunderstood is an original audio novella narrated by Wayne Knight. Both the story and the narration were nominated for an Audie Award in 2009. The Unremarkable Heart won the Edgar Award for Best Short Story in 2013. Her book Pieces of Her reached number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller list, the week it was released in late August 2018. Pieces of Her was published through HarperCollins and follows a young woman who learns about a hidden side of her mother, Laura. It is in the vein of a psychological thriller and was given a positive review by Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews. Her other standalone novels—Cop Town, Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and False Witness—have all been New York Times bestsellers. In February 2019, it was announced that Netflix will be developing an 8-episode television series starring Toni Collette, based on the Pieces of Her novel. Personal life Slaughter was a contestant on an installment of ABC's Holey Moley which originally aired on June 4, 2020. Bibliography The Grant County series Blindsighted (2001) Kisscut (2002) A Faint Cold Fear (2003) Indelible (2004) Faithless, (2005) Beyond Reach (2007), Skin Privilege (UK title) The Will Trent series Triptych (2006) Fractured (2008) Undone (2009), Genesis (UK/Australia title) Broken (2010) Fallen (2011) Snatched (2012, ebook novella) Criminal (2012) Busted (2013, ebook novella) Unseen (2013) The Kept Woman (2016) Cleaning the Gold (2019 novella, co-written with Lee Child) The Last Widow (2019) The Silent Wife (2020) After That Night (August 2023) This is Why We Lied (August 2024) Other books Like A Charm (2004; editor) Martin Misunderstood (2008) Thorn in My Side (2011; ebook novella) Cop Town (2014) Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes (2015) (novella) (prequel to Pretty Girls) Pretty Girls (2015) Last Breath (2017) (novella) (prequel to The Good Daughter) The Good Daughter (2017) Pieces of Her (2018) False Witness (2021) Girl, Forgotten (2022) Awards Slaughter has won or been nominated for many awards. In reverse chronological order, they are: 2020, Ned Kelly Award 2019, Georgia Author of the Year 2019, International Thriller Writers Awards Finalist 2017, The Skimm Book Club 2017, Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Suspense 2017, AudioFile Best Book of the Year (AudioFile Earphones Award) 2017, Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award Longlist 2016, International Thriller Writers Awards Finalist 2016, People’s Choice Award Winner 2015, Edgar Nomination, Best Novel, Cop Town 2015, American Association of People with Disabilities Image Award 2015, Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, Winner, Cop Town 2014, Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award 2014, AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Winner, Cop Town, 2013 2014, Crime Zone, The Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Unseen 2014, Anthony Bouchercon Nomination, Best Short Story, The Unremarkable Heart 2014, Edgar Award Winner, Best Short Story 2013, Mystery Readers International Macavity award nomination, Best Short Story, The Unremarkable Heart 2011, Crime Zone, The Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Fallen 2011, International Thriller Writers Silver Bullet Award Winner 2010, Suspense Magazine Best of 2010 Winner, Thriller/Suspense, Broken 2009, Le Livre de Poche Prix Lecteurs Winner, Faithless 2009, Crime Zone the Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Fractured 2009, Audio Publishers association Audie Nomination, Humor, Martin Misunderstood 2009, Left Coast Crime Hawaii Five-0 Nomination, Best Law Enforcement/Police Procedural, Fractured 2008, ITV Crime Thriller International Author of the Year Nomination, Best Fiction, Beyond Reach 2008, Georgia Author of the Year Nomination, Best Fiction, Beyond Reach 2007, Crime Zone the Silver Fingerprint Winner, Best Foreign Thriller, Beyond Reach 2007, Crime Writers' Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger nomination, Best Thriller, Triptych 2003, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards Winner, Best Contemporary Mystery, A Faint Cold 2002, Mystery Readers International Macavity Award Nomination, Best First Mystery, Blindsighted 2002, International Thriller Writers Barry Award Nomination, Best First Novel, Blindsighted 2001, Crime Writers' Associatio.... 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  • Speak of the Devil synopsis, comments

    Speak of the Devil

    Allison Leotta

    In this gripping legal thriller by “the female John Grisham” (The Providence Journal), sexcrimes prosecutor Anna Curtis must stop a vicious street gang before it destroys more live...

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    Allison Leotta

    For fans of Lisa Scottoline and Law and Order: SVU, former federal sexcrimes prosecutor Allison Leotta’s novel explores the intersection of sex and power as Anna Curtis investigate...

  • Dangerous Lady synopsis, comments

    Dangerous Lady

    Martina Cole

    Preorder LOYALTY, the brand new novel from Martina Cole. Coming October 2023. In gangland London, Maura Ryan is queen... Martina Cole's extraordinary first novel DANGEROUS LADY in...

  • Unforgivable synopsis, comments


    Laura Griffin

    TRACING KILLERS IS MIA VOSS’S BUSINESS. AND HER WORK JUST GOT PERSONAL. At first, Mia Voss thinks it’s just bad luck when her already lousy day ends with a carjacking, but what see...

  • The Fake Wife synopsis, comments

    The Fake Wife

    Sharon Bolton

    'I honestly believe this is one of the best books that I've read this year!' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐You're not who you say you are. But neither is she. Olive Anderson has accept...

  • Fallen synopsis, comments


    Karin Slaughter

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A complex, gripping, and deadly serious novel that reflects anew [Karin] Slaughter’s abundant talent.”The Washington Post WATCH WILL TRENT ON ABC ...

  • What She Left Behind synopsis, comments

    What She Left Behind

    Emily Freud

    'Get ready for a creepy, twisty ride' HEATHe gave her everything. But can she trust him?Lauren can't wait to leave London for a fresh start in the countryside with her new partner ...

  • Faithless synopsis, comments


    Karin Slaughter

    “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 ...

  • Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes synopsis, comments

    Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes

    Karin Slaughter

    A gripping short story from the New York Times bestselling author of Pieces of Her. A beautiful young girl was walking down the street―when suddenly…Julia Carroll knows that too ma...

  • Storm Child synopsis, comments

    Storm Child

    Michael Robotham

    Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac return in Robotham’s latest psychological thriller, which finally unlocks the secrets of Evie’s past and reaffirms why Stephen King has proclaimed this ...

  • The Books That Changed My Life synopsis, comments

    The Books That Changed My Life

    Bethanne Patrick

    One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their heartsthat made them who they are today.Leading authors, p...

  • The Heights synopsis, comments

    The Heights

    Louise Candlish

    “Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down…this is an author at the top of her game.” Erin Kelly, author of Watch Her FallThe author of the “masterfully p...

  • Broken synopsis, comments


    Karin Slaughter

    “Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today.”GILLIAN FLYNN “This chilling mystery is just begging to be read in one sitting.”Cosmopolitan WATCH W...

  • Lost synopsis, comments


    Leona Deakin

    'A brilliantly paced, imaginative thriller with plenty of dark twists that had me turning the pages well into the night.' Heidi Perks, author of Now You See Her HOW CAN YOU SOLVE...

  • The Other Passenger synopsis, comments

    The Other Passenger

    Louise Candlish

    One of CrimeReads’s Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021 Longlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier 2021 Crime Novel of the Year The “queen of the suckerpunch twist” (Ruth Ware, #1 ...

  • The Dark synopsis, comments

    The Dark

    Sharon Bolton

    ONCE, SHE SAVED HIS LIFE...NOW, HE'LL TAKE HERS.When a baby is snatched from its pram and cast into the river Thames, offduty police officer Lacey Flint is there to prevent disaste...

  • Severed synopsis, comments


    Simon Kernick

    An unputdownable, edgeofyourseat thriller full of twists and turns from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick the UK's answer to Harlan Coben. Guaranteed to keep you gripp...

  • The Perfect Father synopsis, comments

    The Perfect Father

    Charlotte Duckworth

    'Compulsively readable and with an ending you will not see coming' WOMAN & HOME'Masterful . . . a great twist' HARRIET TYCETHE PERFECT HUSBAND . . .After a difficult pregnancy,...

  • Deceive Me synopsis, comments

    Deceive Me

    Karen Cole

    YOUR DAUGHTER IS MISSING. HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO FIND HER?'The ending was nothing short of brilliant!' Amazon reviewer'An ending that left me gasping' Amazon reviewer'An explosive...

  • Untraceable synopsis, comments


    Laura Griffin

    With a “fast pace, tight plotting, terrific mystery, sharp dialogue, [and] fabulous characters” (Allison Brennan, New York Times bestselling author), this whiteknuckled thrill ride...

  • We Can See You synopsis, comments

    We Can See You

    Simon Kernick

    If you like David Baldacci, Stuart MacBride and Peter James, you'll love this frighteningly tense, spinetingling thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick the UK...

  • The First Lie synopsis, comments

    The First Lie

    A. J. Park

    The most gripping psychological thriller you'll read this year perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Mark Edwards, Claire McGowan, TM Logan and KL Slater...'This is a real page turner....

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    Life Support

    Tess Gerritsen

    From New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen, a terrifying novel of deadly proportions as an ER doctor tries to determine the cause and cure of a fatal and mysterious viru...

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    Greenwich Park

    Katherine Faulkner

    This “gloriously tangled game of cat and mouse” (Ruth Ware, #1 New York Times bestselling author) explores the anxieties of impending motherhood, unreliable friendship, and the hig...

  • Cop Town synopsis, comments

    Cop Town

    Karin Slaughter

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Karin Slaughter, author of the bestselling Will Trent novels, is widely acclaimed as “one of the best crime novelists in America” (The Washingt...

  • The Wintringham Mystery synopsis, comments

    The Wintringham Mystery

    Anthony Berkeley

    Republished for the first time in nearly 95 years, a classic winter country house mystery by the founder of the Detection Club, with a twist that even Agatha Christie couldn’t solv...

  • A Demon in My View synopsis, comments

    A Demon in My View

    Ruth Rendell

    Arthur Johnson doesn't look like a murderous psychopath; he is a mildmannered man who has never known how to talk to women. Years of loneliness has warped his mind, turning his des...

  • The River at Night synopsis, comments

    The River at Night

    Erica Ferencik

    A “raw, relentless, and heartpoundingly real” (Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author) thriller set against the harsh beauty of the Maine wilderness, The River at Night chart...

  • Like Mother, Like Daughter synopsis, comments

    Like Mother, Like Daughter

    Elle Croft

    'Utterly absorbing and thoughtprovoking' Caz Frear'What a premise, and packed with suspense' Victoria Selman'A dark, delicious triumph' Niki MackayIf what they said was true, then ...

  • The Final Minute synopsis, comments

    The Final Minute

    Simon Kernick

    Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben, has written a thriller jampacked withaction, tension and twists and turns. A heartstopping read from page one, this is perfect for f...

  • The Missing Piece synopsis, comments

    The Missing Piece

    John Lescroart

    USA TODAY BESTSELLERThe beloved New York Times bestselling Dismas Hardy series returns with a “perfect piece of entertainment from a master storyteller” (Steve Berry, New York Time...

  • Triptych synopsis, comments


    Karin Slaughter

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Features a new introduction on the origins of the Will Trent novels and Triptych’s place in the series“Crime fiction at its finest.”Michael Connelly From A...

  • The Crucifix Killer synopsis, comments

    The Crucifix Killer

    Chris Carter

    THE FIRST CHILLING NOVEL IN THE ACCLAIMED ROBERT HUNTER SERIES  When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in Los Angeles, Robert Hunter is thrown into...

  • Undone synopsis, comments


    Karin Slaughter

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A complicated spider web of secrets and tangles.”Los Angeles Times “A compelling look at how two flawed people work to overcome their shortcomings and c...

  • Into the Jungle synopsis, comments

    Into the Jungle

    Erica Ferencik

    In this “hypnotic, violent, unsparing” (A.J. Banner, USA TODAY bestselling author) thriller from the author of the “haunting, twisting thrill ride” (Megan Miranda, New York Times b...

  • MatchUp synopsis, comments


    Lee Child

    This “highly recommended” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) collection edited by New York Times bestselling author Lee Child pairs the beloved characters of twentytwo internation...

  • The Guilty Wife synopsis, comments

    The Guilty Wife

    Elle Croft

    THE TOP 10 EBOOK BESTSELLER 'A gripping tale of betrayal, deceit, and duplicity. Fabulous.' Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You 'Relentless and intense...I loved the final ...

  • Destroy Me synopsis, comments

    Destroy Me

    Karen Cole

    For fans of Karin Slaughter and Erin Kelly.SOME SECRETS ARE BEST LEFT BURIED...Cat panics when she sees a photofit of a murder suspect flash up on the news. It looks exactly like h...

  • Stay synopsis, comments


    Jane Bailey

    'There was so much suspense I could feel my heart pound in my chest... This is the first book I've read by this author and it certainly will not be the last. Loved it!' Twilight Re...

  • Beyond Reach synopsis, comments

    Beyond Reach

    Karin Slaughter

    “Powerful and complex . . .  [Karin] Slaughter gradually unspools her fascinating story, all the way up to its shocking conclusion.”Chicago SunTimesIn a small Georgia town, De...

  • The Payback synopsis, comments

    The Payback

    Simon Kernick

    A gripping thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from Sunday Times bestselling author Simon Kernick, the UK's answer to Harlan Coben."Pace, pace pace is what Kernick...

  • The Wrong Mother synopsis, comments

    The Wrong Mother

    Charlotte Duckworth

    'Get ready for a rollercoaster ride with this tense and twisty story of two women with dark secrets' HEATOne mother on the run. A safe place to hide. But you can't escape the past ...

  • Fractured synopsis, comments


    Karin Slaughter

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  “A superior crime novel.”The Washington PostWATCH WILL TRENT ON ABCAnsley Park is one of Atlanta’s most upscale neighborhoodsbut in one gleaming man...

  • The Other Wife synopsis, comments

    The Other Wife

    Michael Robotham

    The ninth thriller in the Joe O'Loughlin series, the inspiration for the major ITV series The Suspect starring Aidan Turner.'Superbly constructed . . . a breathtaking twist' Daily ...

  • Harvest synopsis, comments


    Tess Gerritsen

    In this classic medical thriller filled with harrowing suspense and brilliantly crafted plot twists, Tess Gerritsenthe author of the acclaimed Rizzoli & Isles series that inspi...

  • The Executioner synopsis, comments

    The Executioner

    Chris Carter

    A terrifying serial killer thriller staring Detective Robert Hunter in the bestselling tradition of Jeffery Deaver and Richard Montanari Inside a Los Angeles church, on the altar ...

  • Lying Beside You synopsis, comments

    Lying Beside You

    Michael Robotham

    Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac return in Robotham’s latest “expertly paced and psychologically acute” (Kirkus Reviews) thriller that’s “one of his best, suspenseful and hard to put do...