Fractured – Book Review


By Karin Slaughter

Reviewed by Paul McMahon

Every once in a while you come across a book that is extraordinary.  Fractured is one of them.

The author leads you through a complex mystery that unravels bit by bit with a number of setbacks.

The story happens as you learn what happens to dyslexic kids when they are not helped and become dyslexic adults who cannot read easily or write easily.

In the story, the lead detective is an adult dyslexic who is functionally illiterate and yet he sees things that get by everyone else.  One of the victims is a 17 year old girl who is also dyslexic, but who is getting help at one of the top schools in Atlanta.  Finally, there is a third dyslexic who has a key role in the story.  I don’t want to spoil the book for you by telling you what his role is.

I think that the book will get some mystery awards — it deserves them.  The author has written a number of other books and I will be looking for them.  My initial search only came up with this book.  I will keep looking.


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