i do love a police procedural and "fractured" by karin slaughter is one of the better ones. i found it very interesting that her main detective, will trent, comes from a foster background and is basically illiterate. that makes for a very challenging day for mr. trent. "fractured" has all the good stuff...characters, red herrings, and something i personally enjoy for its realism, detectives who don't always get it right. look forward to reading more of ms. slaughter's writing.