‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ TESS GERRITSEN
‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ MICHAEL CONNELLY
The fifth book in Karin Slaughter's #1 bestselling GRANT COUNTY series.
A walk in the woods takes a sinister turn for police chief Jeffrey Tolliver and medical examiner Sara Linton when they stumble across the body of a young girl. Incarcerated in the ground, all the initial evidence indicates that she has, quite literally, been scared to death.
But as Sara embarks on the autopsy, something even more horrifying comes to light. Something which shocks even Sara. Detective Lena Adams, talented but increasingly troubled, is called in from vacation to help with the investigation - and the trail soon leads to the neighbouring county, an isolated community, and a terrible secret ...
Crime and thriller masters know there’s nothing better than a little Slaughter:
‘I’d follow her anywhere’ GILLIAN FLYNN
‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ LEE CHILD
‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ KATHY REICHS
‘Fiction doesn't get any better than this’ JEFFERY DEAVER
‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ PETER JAMES
‘Raw, powerful and utterly gripping’ KATHRYN STOCKETT
‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ CAMILLA LACKBERG
‘Amongst the world‘s greatest and finest crime writers’ YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR
"Brutal and chilling"
"Slaughter has the money-shot gore but her most visceral writing is when she is simply ratcheting up the suspense ... Great cliffhanger ending too"
"Faithless confirms her at the summit of the school of writers specialising in forensic medicine and terror ... Slaughter's characters talk in believable dialogue. She's excellent at portraying the undertones and claustrophobia of communities where everyone knows everyone else's business, and even better at creating an atmosphere of lurking evil"
"Don't read this alone. Don't read this after dark. But do read it"