In Karin Slaughter's newest book, BEYOND REACH (Delacorte Press, c2007, ISBN 978-0-385-33947-6) we finally get to read Lena's story. Sixth in the series, taking place in Elawah, Georgia and Grant County, Lena gets a phone call that her Uncle Hank is in a bad way, so she goes home to find out what's going on and what she finds is a meth mess. When she is arrested, Jeffrey Tolliver and Sara Linton come to Elawah to help her and then everyone is in a mess of trouble.
As a side story, Jeffrey and Sara are trying to adopt but she has a nasty malpractice suit hanging over her head.
The book begins:
What had they given her?
The book ended with my mouth hanging wide open, eyes bugging out from shock. For those who like to read the end of the book first, DO NOT DO THAT with this one!
Well, you can do what you want, but OMG, total shocker!
Just fair warning, because the book was a great read but the ending made it for me and had I read the ending first, I would have been totally disappointed in the book; probably would have just skipped it altogether.