About the Book

About the Author

Also by Karin Slaughter

Title Page


Martin Explained, or How Martin Unwittingly Became a Person of Interest

We Meet Martin’s Co-Workers, or the Hell That is Martin’s Working Life

Wherein We Learn That There is More to Anther Than Meets the Eye, or An Another Thing

What Martin Really Did That Night, or All That Glitters is to Goad

Martin’s Unique Problem, or An’s Mary Ever-After

Martin’s Lethal Injection, or Be Steel My Heart


About the Book

A darkly comic tale about Mr Less-Than-Average in an average world.

Crime fiction obsessive Martin Reed is the proverbial butt of everyone’s jokes. Working as a glorified accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his cantankerous mother, he has become resigned to the world in which he lives – the school bullies now pick on him in the workplace, women still spurn him and his arch enemy is now his supervisor.

But then he arrives at work one morning to find the police on site. A co-worker has been brutally murdered and her body abandoned in a ditch. And the overwhelming evidence points to Martin – especially when he can’t or won’t admit that he has an alibi.

When a second victim is found in the company bathroom, things really conspire against Martin. The one bright star on his otherwise bleak horizon is the beautiful and sympathetic Detective Anther Albada, but even she’s beginning to have her doubts about his innocence. Could Martin be guilty? Or is he just misunderstood?

About the Author

Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestsellers Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless, Skin Privilege, Triptych, Fractured, Genesis and Broken. She is also the editor of Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.

Also by Karin Slaughter



A Faint Cold Fear




Skin Privilege




Like a Charm (Ed.)


To Georgina, the unsung hero

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