The second Will Trent novel, from the #1 bestselling author
A broken window. A bloody footprint. A murder hunt begins...
When Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano comes home unexpectedly one afternoon, she walks into a nightmare. A broken window, a bloody footprint on the stairs and, most devastating of all, the horrifying sight of her teenage daughter lying dead on the landing, a man standing over her with a bloody knife. The struggle which follows changes Abigail's life forever.
When the local police make a misjudgement which not only threatens the investigation but places a young girl's life in danger, the case is handed over to Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team - paired with detective Faith Mitchell, a woman who resents him from their first meeting.
But in the relentless heat of a Georgia summer, Will and Faith realise that they must work together to find the brutal killer who has targeted one of Atlanta's wealthiest, most privileged communities - before it's too late...
Karin Slaughter has never been better
This is the Slaughter formula at its most efficient
Heart-pounding. . . Slaughter brings the same raw energy and brutal violence that distinguishes her Grant County Series . . . to this new series with chilling results, while Trent and Mitchell, a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave fans clamoring for the next installment
Startling twists . . . [The detectives'] quirky relationship--as much as the increasingly intriguing investigation--fuels this fun read
A superior crime novel . . . [Slaughter is] fiercely focused and one of the most talented young crime novelists