There’s no police
training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t
answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above
the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All
that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out
the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She
sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the
bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. . . .
“You know what we’re here for. Hand it over, and we’ll let her go.”
the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many
questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she’ll need the help
of her partner, Will Trent, and they’ll both need the help of trauma
doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore—she’s a witness.
She’s also a suspect.
The thin blue line hides police
corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the
people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the
truth to light—or bury it forever.
Karin Slaughter’s most
exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and
soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted
loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work
of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of