Broken (Will Trent #4) by Karin Slaughter


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.

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Wow what a novel. I am so in love with this series. If you’ve never read the Grant Country or Will Trent series, stop right here and go and read them.

In the 4th novel in the Will Trent series, we are back with Will Trent and Sara Linton and they are in Sara’s hometown of Grant County. I love that we get to back to Grant County and connect with the previous characters. Lena Adams is someone that I have such a love/hate relationship with and of course it continues in this novel. I did miss Faith, but did like to see how Will could manage being without his partner.

The mystery is really good, but it takes a backseat to the personal relationships that the characters have with one another. It has been four years since a major event occurred, but it hasn’t felt like much time has passed when we see the emotions that the characters still have. We get to see Will Trent’s view as an outsider and also mourn alongside the characters.

The ending to me was shocking in many ways and I loved that I had no idea what was going to happen. Even though, the mystery wasn’t the focus point, I still wanted to know what happened to Allison Spooner and what the heck was happening to the Grant County police force.

5 calculators out of a potential 5. Loving this series. Highly recommend for mystery and thriller fans.


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