Friday, 16 April 2010

CRIME REVIEW: Genesis - Karin Slaughter


Someone had spent time with her - someone well-practised in the art of pain...Three and a half years ago former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now working as a doctor in Atlanta's Grady Hospital she is starting to piece her life together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror. The woman has been hit by a car but, naked and brutalised, it's clear that she has been the prey of a twisted mind. When Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Investigation Team returns to the scene of the accident, he stumbles on a torture chamber buried deep beneath the earth. And this hidden house of horror reveals a ghastly truth - Sara's patient is just the first victim of a sick, sadistic killer. Wrestling the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner Faith Mitchell find themselves at the centre of a grisly murder hunt. And Sara, Will and Faith - each with their own wounds and their own secrets - are the only thing that stands between a madman and his next crime.


Authors generally tend to keep different series and characters apart but here for the first time, Karin brings the two together in one offering as Sara Linton comes face to face with Will and Faith in a case set in Atlanta. It’s an absolute corker and whilst the principle characters of the tale are Will and Faith this type of cross over is always appreciated by the fans. Well written with cracking dialogue and character interaction its definitely one of Karin’s best works to date if not the best. Something that will not only please the fans but one that will win the author a few more as she demonstrates why she’s such a favourite with a title that can be read with ease by those new to discovering her .

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