First...I agree. The accents are bad (another southerner weighs in), but not enough to turn me off of the book. This author really gets into the minds of all of her characters, creating (with one exception), real people. The story is nuanced and well written. A good reason to get up and drive 50 min to work every day.
I am from the south and have to disagree with some of the previous reviews. I got so caught up in this story that I never even noticed the accent. I had read one other book of Slaughter's, enjoyed it and thought I would give this one a try. Based on how much I enjoyed this one I will be sure to listen to more work from this author.
Sometimes I think I'd prefer the book to audible when there is too much fill-in dialogue. I would skim through it quickly if I was reading.
The development of the characters. It took a bit to get into it but then I couldn't stop listening.
No extreme reaction but Slaughter did a good job of having you connect with the characters
It was a little hard to believe the extent of Will's dyslexia and that he could hide it.
Karin Slaughter's storytelling is excellent. The characters are real with flaws. I disagree with the reviewers that did not like the book because the characters are not supermen/women. Will, Angie and Amanda all have personal demons but are more interesting and believable because of them.
Some of the better Dean Koontz novels and in a different genre Ms Slaughter develops characters like Stephen King
Will Trent and John Shelley
The times that Will beat himself up over being dyslexic
I read this after I read Criminal. I typically like to read books in order. Both books are excellent so its good to know that the books didn't get old or stale.
I did like the reader in Criminal better and I notice that the reader for Book 2 is different yet.
This was a great suspense story with interesting characters and plot. The narration, while adequate, was not nearly as superb as many of the other audible books I have listened to. The writing was at times a bit repetitive, and there were some glitches in the logic of the story, but nothing excessive. Yes, there is gore and a dark twisted villain, but also characters I identified with and rooted for. As with most series, the author gives the lead character,WIll Trent, plenty of internal demons that he must combat. The story had just the right amount of suspense without putting me on adrenaline overload. The bottom line is that I was drawn into the story and didn't want to stop listening!
Love Will Trent. Whats not to love about a guy who is brought up in the worst of circumstances and still becomes the good guy.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
Yes. I very much liked this book. I wanted to write that I enjoyed it, but the word enjoyed doesn't sit right with such a darkly suspenseful mystery. It was good. I listened to the entire book over the course of two days. Each page of the story moved gracefully to the next.
Will Trent intrigues me the most. He is so completely imperfect. And while he is not "closed" he is certainly not open either. I have a feeling that there are many secrets to unbury over the course of the next books in the series. Another reviewer mentioned that the evil of Woody isn't offset by the other characters because they all have so many warts. I suppose I like the warts. They make the characters more believable; more real.
John. His character is probably not recurrent and I wish he was. Perhaps Ms Slaughter could bring him back as an informant?
Many twists and turns. Great suspense. I have been In a rut with the same authors for many years. Found Slaughter and LOVE her work. Just ordered another.
I mostly listen to books while exercising, which pretty much explains all of the action/thrillers on my list.
Initially I was skeptical because of the changes in point of view and also because of some of the gore, but I got sucked in and in the end it was tied up quite neatly. I will read something else by this author, although I am not yet a complete convert.