The first book in Karin Slaughter's #1 bestselling GRANT COUNTY series.
She was found in the local diner. Brutally murdered. Ritually mutilated.
And she won't be the last.
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, paediatrician and medical examiner, finds Sibyl Adams dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it's only once Sara starts to perform the post-mortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality becomes clear.
Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver - Sara's ex-husband - is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, both Jeffrey and Sara have to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't a one-off attack. What they're dealing with is a seasoned sexual predator. A violent serial killer...
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestselling Grant County and Will Trent novels and the novella Martin Misunderstood. She is also the editor of and contributor to Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta. To find out more visit www.karinslaughter.com