The sleepy town of Heartsdale is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, pediatrician and medical examiner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, horribly murdered in the local diner. Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver then finds a second victim crucified and recognises the work of a serial killer.
In a sleepy Georgia town medical examiner Sara Linton discovers the mutilated body of a woman who had also been viciously raped. Sara's police chief and ex-husband is in charge of the investigation. A few days later a second victim is found and they realise they have to find a violent sexual predator and serial killer. (Temporary)
Shortlisted for WH Smith Thumping Good Read Book Award 2003 and W H Smith Thumping Good Read Award 2003.
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. A commercial signmaker by trade, Slaughter recently sold her business to concentrate on her writing career. She currently resides in Atlanta where she is working on her next novel, Indelible.