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Fractured: A Novel (Will Trent) Mass Market Paperback – June 23, 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Murder, kidnapping, mistaken identity and deeply buried secrets make Slaughter's latest audiobook an emotional roller-coaster ride of mystery and suspense. Affluent Atlanta housewife Abigail Campano, arrives home to find a man standing over the corpse of a teenage girl she thinks is her daughter. She kills him in a blind rage, but learns later that he and the dead girl were friends of her daughter, who has been kidnapped. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent and APD detective Faith Mitchell are assigned to find Emma. Phil Gigante powerfully drives this suspenseful story forward with a sincere and nuanced reading. Moving easily between characters, he conveys each of their complex relationships and emotions, whether its the underlying tension from Trent and Mitchells forced partnership or Abigail's suffering over the loss of her child and the guilt over having killed an innocent man. A Delacorte hardcover (Reviews, May 12). (Aug.)
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Best-selling novelist Slaughter is most well known for her Grant County series, but here she follows up on the characters introduced in Triptych (2006). Will Trent, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, needs a GPS system to find his way to the crime scene in Ansley Park, one of Atlanta’s oldest and wealthiest suburbs. Once on the scene, however, he is the only one to intuit the true specifics of the case, much to the irritation of the Atlanta PD. Suburban mom Emily Campano, returning home early, finds the severely beaten body of her teenage daughter, Emma, and instinctively attacks the seeming perpetrator, strangling him. Will soon discovers, however, that the dead teen is not Emma but her best friend. He is charged with heading up the investigation into Emma’s kidnapping and saddled with a partner from the Atlanta PD, an officer who has her own reasons for hating him. Possible motives and suspects abound as they home in on the girl’s posh private high school, a veritable cauldron that mixes cruel social climbing with sexual manipulation, among both the faculty and their pupils. As Will makes headway on the case, he must also struggle to compensate for his severe dyslexia, smooth the tensions with his new partner, and hide the emotional scars of a childhood spent in an orphanage. Slaughter brings breakneck pacing and emotional intensity to what could well be a series compelling enough to rival her Grant County novels. In addition, she ups the ante by starkly revealing the great emotional divide that separates those who have experienced severe trauma from those untouched by tragedy. --Joanne Wilkinson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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My only conflict with the story was that Slaughter could have trimmed at least 150 pages of boorish narration from the book and it would have been even better. All in all I very much enjoyed the book.
I give it a 5-star rating.
Will Trent is a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. When most people meet Will for the first time they think he looks more like an accountant or attorney than a cop. Will is very unconventional. He prefers to wear three piece suits, he's very soft spoken and laid back, very observant and he does more listening than talking. Not your run of the mill cop.
When Abigail Campano returns to her upscale Atlanta home and finds a man with a knife over her dead daughters body, she does the first thing any parent would do. Try to protect your child. In doing that Abby kills the young man. After the police and the GBI agents arrive on the scene, and start working the "home invasion gone bad" crime scene, the father Paul arrives at the house and announces that the dead girl is not their daughter, Emma, but her best friend Kayla. The two girls look very similar to each other.
It's Will who reads the clues at the scene and puts the pieces together and determines that Emma has been kidnapped. Thus taking the case from the Atlanta cops and placing it firmly in the hands of the GBI. Which does not sit well with the Atlanta cops. One cop in particular, Faith Mitchell. Not only does she dislike having her case snatched out from under her, but she really wants nothing to do with Will. After all it was Will and his investigation into some bad cops that landed her mother, an early retirement from the force and sent six of her team to prison on drug charges and embezzlement. Will is not one of Faith's favorite people. But she is forced to work with him when they are partnered on this kidnapping.
We also learn a bit more about Will's past when it turns out the father of the missing girl and Will grew up together in the same Atlanta Children's Home. Paul was eventually adopted by one of his foster families, while Will stayed in the system until he aged out. That was where he met his "fiance" Angie. He and Angie, have been through horrors children should never see. But they have always been there for each other. Their's is a twisted kind of relationship.
This book is very well written and fast paced. Lots of twists and turns leading you to an unexpected bad guy.
as much. Great characters and plots.