Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter

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August 20th, 2024: This is Why We Lied

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Karin Slaughter Stats: The highest rated book by Karin Slaughter on Book Notification is Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes, a Novella. The second-highest rated book is After That Night (Will Trent #14).

The most read book by Karin Slaughter on Book Notification is Triptych, the first novel in the Will Trent series. The second most read book is Fractured (Will Trent #2).

Below is a complete list of Karin Slaughter books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Karin Slaughter is the Will Trent Series.

List of Andrea Oliver Books in Publication Order

Follows Andrea Oliver as she confronts dark family secrets and personal transformation while solving thrilling mysteries.

List of Grant County Books in Publication Order

Set in a small Georgia town, this series centers around pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton, Chief of Police Jeffrey Tolliver, and detective Lena Adams as they solve chilling crimes.

List of Will Trent Books in Publication Order

Features special agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, a skilled detective with a troubled past, as he solves complex cases.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
8.6
Triptych
2006
2
8.6
Fractured
2008
3
8.7
Genesis / Undone
2009
4
8.4
Broken
2010
5
8.5
Fallen
2011
6
8.3
Snatched
2012
7
8.1
Criminal
2012
8
8.3
Busted
2013
9
8.3
Unseen
2013
10
8.4
The Kept Woman
2016
11
7.1
Cleaning the Gold (With: Lee Child)
2019
12
8.5
The Last Widow
2019
13
8.7
The Silent Wife
2020
14
9.3
After That Night
2023
15
This is Why We Lied
2024

List of Georgia Books in Publication Order

A merger of the Grant County and Will Trent series, focusing on crimes in Georgia and featuring characters from both series working together.

List of Good Daughter Books in Publication Order

Focuses on two sisters who survive a brutal attack in their childhood and face its repercussions years later, as they deal with complex legal and family issues.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Short Stories/Novellas in Publication Order

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of The MatchUp Collection Books in Publication Order

The MatchUp Collection is a series of short stories where famous authors team up their well-known characters, such as Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in the same story.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Honor & ... (By: C.J. Box, Sandra Brown)
2017
2
8
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford, Lisa Jackson)
2017
3
92017
4
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice, Lara Adrian)
2018
5
Short Story (With: Michael Koryta)
2019
6
Past Prologue (By: Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry)
2019
7
9
Faking a Murderer (By: Lee Child, Kathy Reichs)
2019
8
2019
9
Taking the Veil (By: J.A. Jance, Eric Van Lustbader)
2019
10
10
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds, David Morrell)
2019
11
Footloose (By: Val McDermid, Peter James)
2019
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List of Karin Slaughter Anthologies in Publication Order

Karin Slaughter: Biography

Karin Slaughter was born on January 6th, 1971 and is currently 53 years old. Karin Slaughter was born in Covington, Georgia, USA.

Karin Slaughter is the author of the Will Trent series which currently consists of 15 novels. The Will Trent series started in 2006 with the novel Triptych. The most recently released novel in the Will Trent series was After That Night which was released in 2023. There is an upcoming novel for the Will Trent series entitled This is Why We Lied which is being released on August 20th, 2024.

Karin Slaughter has also written the Grant County series which has 8 books including Blindsighted and Kisscut.

Karin Slaughter was inducted into the Nielsen Bestseller Awards' 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame.

Karin Slaughter: Awards & Accolades

Karin Slaughter has won multiple awards including: The International Thriller Writers Award, Silver Bullet Award, in 2011 and the Nielsen Awards, Honorary Platinum Bestseller Award, in 2019.

Slaughter's books have also won multiple awards, The Unremarkable Heart won the Edgar Award, Best Short Story, in 2013. Cop Town won the Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, in 2015. Pretty Girls won the RUSA Awards, Adrenaline Award, in 2016.

The following novels by Karin Slaughter were also nominated for these awards:

  • Blindsighted: Crime Writer's Association Award, New Blood Dagger Award (2001). Barry Award, Best First Novel (2002). Gumshoe Award, Best First Novel (2002). Macavity Award, Best First Mystery (2002).
  • Triptych: Crime Writer's Association Award, Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2007).
  • Beyond Reach / Skin Privilege: Crime Thriller Awards, International Author of the Year (2008).
  • Fractured: Lefty Award, Hawaii Five-O Award (2009).
  • Fallen: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2011).
  • Criminal: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2012).
  • The Unremarkable Heart: Macavity Award, Best Short Story (2013). Anthony Award, Best Short Story (2013).
  • Unseen: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2013).
  • Cop Town: Edgar Award, Best Mystery Novel (2015).
  • Pretty Girls: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2015).
  • The Kept Woman: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2016).
  • The Good Daughter: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2017).
  • Pieces of Her: International Thriller Writers Award, Best Hardcover Novel (2019).
  • The Last Widow: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2019). Ned Kelly Awards, Best International Crime Fiction (2020).
  • After That Night: Goodreads Awards, Best Mystery and Thriller (2023).

Karin Slaughter: TV/Movies Based on Books

The standalone novel Pieces of Her was made into an 8-episode mini-series for Netflix in March 2022. It starred Toni Collette, Bella Heathcote, Terry O'Quinn, and Omari Hardwick.

The Will Trent series of books was adapted into a TV show which began airing in 2023. It stars Ramón Rodríguez as Will Trent. Also featured in Will Trent are Erika Christensen, Sonja Sohn and Iantha Richardson.

Karin Slaughter: F.A.Q

When was Karin Slaughter Born? How old is Karin Slaughter?

Karin Slaughter was born on January 6th, 1971. Karin Slaughter is currently 53 years old.

Where was Karin Slaughter Born?

Karin Slaughter was born in Covington, Georgia, USA and is American.

What awards has Karin Slaughter won?

Karin Slaughter has won the following awards: Silver Bullet Award at the International Thriller Writers Award (2011) and the Honorary Platinum Bestseller Award at the Nielsen Awards (2019).

What book awards has Karin Slaughter won?

The Unremarkable Heart: Edgar Award Best Short Story (2013).
Cop Town: Crime Writer's Association Award Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award (2015).
Pretty Girls: RUSA Awards Adrenaline Award (2016).

What was the first book Karin Slaughter wrote?

The first novel written by Karin Slaughter was Blindsighted, published in 2001.

What was the most recent book Karin Slaughter wrote?

Her most recently released work was After That Night on August 22nd, 2023.

Will there be any more books by Karin Slaughter?

Karin Slaughter has a new book coming out on August 20th, 2024 called This is Why We Lied.

How many books has Karin Slaughter written?

Karin Slaughter has written 36 books across 10 series.
  • 2 books in the Andrea Oliver Series
  • 8 books in the Grant County Series
  • 15 books in the Will Trent Series
  • 3 books in the Georgia Series
  • 2 books in the Good Daughter Series
  • 4 Standalone Novels
  • 4 Short Stories/Novellas
  • 2 Collections
  • 1 book in The MatchUp Collection Series

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Karin’s books feature a ton of twists, fast paced action, and one very horrifying baddie which will haunt your nightmares. Not to mention doing a great job of hooking the reader right from the very start and keeping their attention until the end. She bares the darkest parts of the human heart, helping to make these books that much more fascinating.

    When you finish one of the novels from her book list, you want to jump right into the next one.

    It’s no small feat that she manages to remain gritty and brilliantly plot her novels out over twenty novels.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    I only discovered Karin Slaughter in the past few months when I read the gritty and dark novel The Good Daughter.
    What I really liked about the novel and the Good Daughter series is how she painstakingly constructs the backstories and relationships of her lead characters.
    Since reading the entirety of the Good Daughter series I have become a Karin Slaughter addict. Even though I read Blindsighted the first of the series less than a year ago, I am now enamored with the brand of dark found in most of her novels.
    My obsession for the guts and blood that splatter her crime plots combined with the thriving emotions that drive the multi faceted characters usually have me counting down to when the next novel in the series is coming out.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    For years now, I’ve known Karin Slaughter as a compelling and irresistible twisted thriller writer of all time.
    Her books are one heck of a read, and the plots are freaking awesome.
    The Good Daughter is full of drama, suspense and by the time I was through with the prologue, I was breathless.
    Slaughter’s pacing is fantastic, with lots of tension in it.
    The first book in the series felt more like an investigation on how crime affects a family in a town three decades later.
    My interest was in the dynamics between the sisters, Samantha and her father, the Quinn family, and Charlotte and her husband.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    Pieces of Her was the first book from Karin Slaughter that I read when it was recommended by multiple people to me. I was instantly engrossed with the speedy pace and intriguing characters, and finished it quickly. After that I got into her two Georgia-based series of Grant County and Will Trent, reading a handful of volumes from each series, with plans to finish both off in the near future. There is also an adaptation of Pieces of Her coming out from Netflix that I am quite excited about, and hope that it will lead to more of her work being discovered by new watchers and readers. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    Karin Slaughter is a little too good at her job. I remember reading ‘Pretty Girls’ and being seriously disturbed. By disturbed, I mean I had to skip some scenes because of how graphic they had become.

    Normally, that would irritate me. In fact, I have abandoned some novels because I couldn’t handle the brutality. But in this case, I was so engrossed in Claire’s journey that I couldn’t stop reading.

    Karin’s work isn’t for the faint-hearted. Her books are heavy, which is why I don’t read them back-to-back. I usually read other authors in between. It isn’t as much of an issue these days because I’m up to date with her releases.

    Toni F
    Toni F
    1 year ago

    Karin’s books are so well thought out and detailed. Her Will Trent series is now showing on ABC and it’s always fun to watch a book come to life. Pieces of Her was made into a Netflix show and was done so well. Her series, Grant County, was also an excellent series and you meet Will Trent in that series. I haven’t been disappointed in anything she’s written from stand alone to series.

    SSP
    SSP
    9 months ago

    I am a big fan of the Will Trent series and have read all the books leading up to the newest 2023, After That Night. I just may have to try another Karin Slaughter series.

    Alison Segrest
    Alison Segrest
    8 months ago

    I enjoyed the Will Trent series so much that I’m now reading/listening to the Grant County series. It is great to know the “before Will Trent” story.

    Deborah Moore
    Deborah Moore
    8 months ago

    Not sure what I think about the Will Trent series on TV. The main character is well protrayed but not so sure about the other characters (especially Angie) which don’t seem true to the books. Will be interesting to see what develops if the series was renewed.

    Kellye
    Kellye
    Reply to  Deborah Moore
    5 months ago

    My thoughts as well. Characters in show are not what I expected. Can’t wait to see how Sara Linton will be portrayed.

    cpottsy71
    cpottsy71
    7 months ago

    Karen’s books seem to relax you into thinking that you know what is going to happen. Her twists even have twists. Her characters are flawed, damaged and tragic, however they are impossible not to root for.

    azangie
    azangie
    5 months ago

    I really enjoy the Will Trent series. Especially now with the series on TV. Great characters and good stories!!

    Tom
    Tom
    2 months ago

    After That Night has been pretty good. I hope I can find a few more by her that will be worth reading.

    Tracy Morgan
    Tracy Morgan
    2 months ago

    Love karin slaughter books. Very gritty and always excited for the next. I particularly like the Will Trent series.

    cpottsy71
    cpottsy71
    2 months ago

    Karin’s books give me nightmares. They make me queasy in my stomach. The characters are abused, bullied and often discarded.

    Rarely do we find an author who is so good at drawing out human emotions and feelings of uncomfortableness. In my humble opinion, she joins the ranks of the modern living legends. King, Lehane, Iles, DeMille. The name Slaughter would be a perfect fit with that crew.

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