Karin Slaughter is an internationally bestselling crime novelist with over eight books to her credit, including the Grant County series, and the new Atlanta series. The latest book in the new series is Fractured, published by Delacorte Press in 2008. Slaughter will be at the Mary Vinson Memorial (public) Library in downtown Milledgeville on Monday, January 26, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Her presentation will be followed by a signing reception in the library with books available for sale. Slaughter is a long-time resident of Atlanta, and the books in her new series are set in the city. Her titles have reached the top of bestseller lists in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands. I read Fractured a few months ago and could not help drawing the parallels with television programs such as CSI, Law & Order, and Criminal Minds. The main characters in this novel are GBI Special Agent Will Trent and Atlanta Police Department detective Faith Mitchell, who team up to solve the savage murder of a teenage girl in one of Atlanta's wealthiest communities. The story offers some interesting twists along with high tension and suspense with a kidnapping case thrown into the mix.