Georgia native and crime writer Karin Slaughter is the author of several international best-sellers. Her latest book "Pretty Girls" is about two women whose teenage sister vanished without a trace. The paperback edition of the book came out last week. 

"It was kind of a radical choice not to set it in Los Angeles or New York or some grimy place like that. No one was writing about Atlanta in a realistic, criminal kind of way so it was a choice on my part," author Karin Slaughter about setting her books in Atlanta.


We speak with Slaughter about the inspiration for the book, what makes a good thriller, and the reason why she sets her novels in Georgia.