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Suspense author Karin Slaughter coming to Libertyville

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  • Karin Slaughter, international best-selling suspense author will present her new book, "Criminal," on Thursday, July 12, in Libertyville.

      Karin Slaughter, international best-selling suspense author will present her new book, "Criminal," on Thursday, July 12, in Libertyville.
    Courtesy of Cook Memorial Library

 
Submitted by Cook Memorial Public Library District

Karin Slaughter, international best-selling suspense author of the Grant County, Will Trent and Georgia series will present her new book, "Criminal," at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St. This free event will be open to the public but registration is required.

To register, call (847) 362-2330 or visit webres.cooklib.org.

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Slaughter, who is known for her wit and dynamic speaking style, is The New York Times and number one internationally best-selling author of 12 thrillers, including "Fallen," "Broken," "Undone," "Fractured," "Beyond Reach," "Triptych," and "Faithless." An absolute master at describing violence and mayhem, Slaughter creates some wonderfully complex and mature female characters which is quite a change in the world of thrillers where the characters are usually young and male.

Slaughter's new novel is an epic tale of love, loyalty and murder that encompasses 40 years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man's deepest secrets. A masterpiece of character, atmosphere and riveting suspense, "Criminal" is the most powerful and moving novel yet from one of the most gifted storytellers at work today.

Slaughter, who does all her writing in a log cabin in the woods of Northern Georgia, dropped out of college right before graduation and started a company making signs and banners. Before she became a successful writer, that is. Her first published novel, "Blindsighted," was a hit and Slaughter went on to sell more than 20 million books worldwide. Her latest novel, "Criminal" which takes place in Georgia, is due out July 3. Books for signing will be available for purchase courtesy of Lake Forest Bookstore.

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