There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. . . .
“You know what we’re here for. Hand it over, and we’ll let her go.”
When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they’ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore—she’s a witness. She’s also a suspect.
The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light—or bury it forever.
Karin Slaughter’s most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.
From the Hardcover edition.
Karin Slaughter once again ropes readers into an emotionally charged thriller with FALLEN. Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Faith Mitchell knows the rules--keep your private life and your work life separate. But when her mother is kidnapped--in front of her own eyes, the agent simply cannot stand idly by. Who took her mother? And how does the crime connect with Faith's work for the Bureau? As a witness and a prime suspect, Faith needs some help with this one, and she enlists her partner Will Trent and Dr. Sara Linton.
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- January 31, 2012
- January 31, 2012
- Karin Slaughter