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Friday, August 28, 2009

Undone by Karin Slaughter... Virtual Book Tour & International Giveaway!

A Masterpiece of Suspense...

Thanks to EVERYONE for joining in the giveaway! The giveaway has officially ended and the winner is Brande! Congrats! Enjoy the book! It's on it's way!

Karin Slaughter's Virtual Book Tour makes a stop at Chick with Books today! And what a book she's just published! But first, a little about Karin...

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Beyond Reach and A Faint Cold Fear, which was named an International Book of the Month selection. In an interview with Karin was asked how she did research for her books. Her answer was "I just start thinking about different crimes that I've seen in the news, or that I know about from my childhood." And she does a great job putting it all down on paper! She also loves reading Anne Rule, the leading true crime writer. She is a native of Georgia, where she currently lives and is working on her next novel, which Delacorte Press will publish in 2010.

About the Book:

In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky—and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner…. In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock—and a duel with unspeakable human evil.

In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.…

Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.

In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery—as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.

What did I think of Undone? This book will satisfy your need for mystery & suspense! I had never read Karin Slaughter before, but this will not be my last book by the author! I was immediately drawn into the story, with well developed characters and a great plot! And for fans of Karin Slaughter, the three main characters in Undone are from 2 different series- Sara Linton is from the Grant County series and Will Trent & Faith Mitchell are from the Atlanta series. I didn't know this when I started reading Undone, and it didn't seem to matter- I didn't feel I needed to know the history of the characters to enjoy the story. Although I did grow to like the characters & got to know their history along the way and I credit this to the fantastic writing of the author. If you like crime fiction, with a good dose of suspense, this is a book for you! The story hooked me from the beginning and the great writing kept me turning the pages!

You can visit Karin Slaughter’s website at . Would you like to read an excerpt? Here's a Link to the first chapter!

AND NOW for a little surprise! Jaime from Pump Up Your Book Promotions, who coordinated Karin's Virtual Book Tour, send me an extra copy of Undone so I could give it away to one of my lucky readers! And since I'll be mailing it out myself I'm going to open this up to my international readers too! So, if I can mail a book to you thru the Post Office you are eligible to enter! Thanks Jaime for the review book! I loved the book! And thank you for the extra book for the giveaway!

To Enter this Giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*You'll get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( you can also become a follower to get an extra entry! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*For another entry Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents, plus anywhere I can mail a book thru the post office! (No P.O. Boxes, please) Contest ends 11:59 pm EST on Sept. 19th. I'll randomly pick the winner the next day and email that person. Please check your email... winner must reply to me within 3 days...

Good luck everyone!


Amy M said...

This book sounds so good. Thank you so much for the great contest!

I am a follower

Amy M
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Debbie F said...

Count me in!

I'm a follower!
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scottsgal said...

Been reading good reviews of this one - please count me in

already a follower as well

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Unknown said...

I love Karin Slaughter!

Unknown said...

I tweeted about the giveaway here

Cherie J said...

Sounds like a great book! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!


Cherie J said...

I am following.

Sara said...

Love your blog! please include me in the drawing

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Wendy C. said...

Love Karin Slaughter. Have not read Undone, but heard that it's great. I would love to win this copy. Thanks for posting this giveway.

Wendy C.

Also, retweeted on Twitter: @wendyreads09

Anonymous said...

Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.
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Anonymous said...

I am a follower of your blog.
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ccqdesigns said...

OHHHH I just love mysteries, count me in please.

ccqdesigns said...

I subscribe via google reader.

mrsshukra said...

Can't wait to read this book, please count me in !


mrsshukra said...

Already follow!


chey said...

This book sounds great!

I'm a new follower.

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KR said...

I follow


Jane said...

I love Karin's Grant County series, but haven't read the Atlanta series.

I'm already a follower of this blog.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com said...

I'd love to win this book!

dancealert at aol dot com said...

I'm a follower through google reader!

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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, you're popular!

No need to enter me, my friend. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book.

Jenny N. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I woul love to win this book.


Jenny N. said...

+1 Already a follower of yours


tetewa said...

I'd like to be included!

stpand said...

Please enter me.

wheresmyrain said...

good lookin thriller, count me in


wheresmyrain said...

i am really now a follower ( after some confusion on my part)

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Jayna said...

I've heard good things about Karin Slaughter - I'd love to try this book.

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Strangelove said...

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Thanks for this opportunity!

Dixie said...

I'd love an entry please.

Dixie said...

I'm already a follower.

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking I want to read something by this author-- please enter me.

And I'm now a follower-- I've stuck with Google reader in the past, we'll see how this follow thing works out :-).

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Anonymous said...

Please enter me.


Yvette said...

This book sounds amazing and what a brilliant name for a writer of crime fiction.She loves Ann Rule?That means she has great taste.

Please enter me
current follower
will tweet via your re tweet button

e mail:yk AT toptruecrimebooks DOT com

Thanks for this!!

kalea_kane said...

I have never read anything by Karin Slaughter, but after the reviews I have been reading, I am taking note! Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Hi Suzanne, I finally posted on the award you sent me, plus I have passed on another award to you, so drop by.
The Karin Slaughter novel sounds like an interesting read.

donnas said...

Please include me

I am a follower.

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Sue said...

I'd love to read this! Thanks for sharing it.

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throuthehaze said...

count me in please

im a follower

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Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me.

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MurderMysteryMayhem said...

Good review...thanks for the chance.

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MurderMysteryMayhem said...

New follower..Thanks

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rubynreba said...

Good review - makes me want to read the book!

Beth said...

Sounds like my type of book! Please enter me.

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(there's a lot of Beth's following!)

Anonymous said...

Sounds great! I'm looking for a new thriller to sink my teeth into..


CherylS22 said...

Am really looking forward to reading this book - please count me in!
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CherylS22 said...

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Unknown said...

Definitely sounds creepy! Please enter me.


kalea_kane said...

I am also a follower of your blog.


kalea_kane said...

I posted your giveaway on my blog.


Rue said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Simply Stacie said...

Please count me in.

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Simply Stacie said...

I now follow you.

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this one...great review.

karen k

gautami tripathy said...

This is on my wish list!

Do count me in..


Linda Kish said...

Please enter my email for this book giveaway

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KiraR said...

I would like to enter.


KiraR said...

I'm a new follower.


Jennifer said...

I adore Karin's novels and have not yet read Undone. Thank you for this chance.

Jennifer said...

I am a new follower.

Edu Chico said...

Well, count me in!

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Anonymous said...

I haven't read a good crime/mystry in quite a a while and this book sounds like a good one to start back in with.

I just became a follower - found you through twitter (I think - too much clicking today to be positive).

bookobsessed (at)

Marie said...

I would love to read this.

I am a new follower.

Sarah Z said...

Sounds like a great read - I haven't read a good suspense book in awhile!
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heatherzilla said...

I like a good suspense book. Please include me in the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Already following with Google Friend Connect

Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds so good. I would love to read it. Suspense is my favorite books. Please enter me. Thanks!


Kaye said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Hubby and I both read suspense and mystery.
Sounds chilling, just the way we like it!

I'm a follower


M.A.D. said...

Mary D
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This is JUST the kind of book I love - Please enter me and thank you very much :)

M.A.D. said...

Mary D
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I just signed up to follow on Google this morning :)

Karen H said...

Please add me to the drawing for this book.

+1 I am a current follower

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Jafantunes said...

Good luck to everyone!

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LoveMyCoffee said...

I hope I'm not too late. Please enter me.

I'm a new follower


Debs Desk said...

Please inlcude me in your giveaway.

Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.

Ruth (Book Focus) said...

Could I enter, please? Thanks for opening this up to international readers! :)

I'm already following your blog.

Email: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

Thanks for the contest!

Mystica said...

Please count me in and thank you for making it international.



Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.


Carol M said...

I've heard good things about this book! I'd really like to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!

I'm a follower.

Carol M
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Caty said...

Great giveaway!

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Susy said...

Oh, I would really like to win this one!

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Mil said...

Hello and thank you for this!
This seems like a great read!
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J Dias said...

A friend just warned me about this!
Great giveaway!

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Tanita said...

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Nancye said...

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Nancye said...

I am a new follower! :)

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Anonymous said...

I follow your blog via the Ms Bookish blog. Please enter me in this contaest.

Canada said...

SNATCHED by Karin Slaughter is a well written short story that features one of my favorite characters, GBI Agent Will Trent. I have all of Karin's books and love them all. This may be a short story, but it's packed with action and suspense.

Will is at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta (the biggest and busiest airport in the world), when he hears a little girl cry that she wants to go home. Getting that 'gut' feeling that something was amiss, Will decides to check it out. However, he waited too long and now he can't find the girl and the aggravated man. With growing anxiety that something is wrong, Will calls his boss, Amanda Wagner and partner Faith Mitchell who immediately puts out an amber alert, based on Will's instinct. Within moments, the airport, containing thousands of people and hundreds of flights, is all on lock down.

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