Product Description The third book in Karin Slaughterâs acclaimed Grant County Series. â[A] page-turner . . . Slaughterâs plot has more twists than a Slinky factory and the charactersâ relationships are sharply drawn.ââPeople, starred reviewâScary, shocking and perfectly suspenseful.ââBookPage Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, GA, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body provides little in the way of clues?and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal?but for Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, things donât add up. Two more suspicious suicides follow, and a young woman is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence strikes far too close to home. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a security guard on campus, may be in possession of crucial information. But, bruised and angered by her expulsion from the force, Lena seems to be barely capable of protecting herself, let alone saving the next victim. Review âSimply one of the best thriller writers working today.â -- Gillian Flynn, bestselling author of Gone Girl âA fearless writer. One of the boldest thriller writers working today.â -- Tess Gerritsen âHer characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled among thriller wrtiers.â -- Michael Connelly From the Back Cover Gillian Flynn says, "Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today." An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Heartsdale, Georgiaâa nightmare that is coming to prey on Sara Linton's loved ones. A small town is being transformed into a killing ground. And the key to a sadistic murderer's motive and identity may be held in the unsteady hands of a campus security guardâa former police detective driven from the force by the hellish memories that will never leave her. Lena Adams survived the unthinkable and has paid a devastating price. Now the survival of future victims may depend upon her ... when she can barely protect herself. About the Author Karin Slaughter is one of the worldâs most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her twenty novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter,Â Pieces of Her, and The Last Widow. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries projectâa nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novel Pieces of Her is in development with Netflix and the Grant County and Will Trent series are in development for television.