I read reviews on this book before buying, everyone said how dark it is; and that it is TOO dark. I agree that its dark but I loved it. Its just a story people! Honestly the most disturbing part for me was when Angie said "you should put a plastic bag over the dogs head" I think you need things like this in a story like this to keep it interesting. I have read all kinds of detective, murder mysteries and none of them kept my attention like this one; I will be listening to the rest of the series!
No " goody two shoes" actors here. All characters are flawed just like everybody else, they all have their demons. I cheered for Jon hoping he would find truth, didn't see the antagonist right away. Was concerned I couldn't deal with the initial vivid gory description of the crime scene if it carried through the rest of the book but it was used in context not for its own sake or titillation.
I don't know
When Jon speaks to Kathy and Joyce about what happened to Mary Alice.
15 years old and sentenced to life in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit.
I'll take a chance on another Slaughter book (what an appropriate name!)
I have come to enjoy Karin Slaughter's twisted and winding stories. This was a slow start on this book for me after reading the Grant County series and to hear things from Will's perspective was such a switch. However, he grew on me and now I am reading to hear the rest of his stories.
Wish I'd read the reviews prior to purchasing. clearly a talented author who writes too graphically for my taste. Believe the reviews of those who were put off by the content. I only purchased the first book because the later books were offered by my library. definitely didn't listen to the remaining books in the series after previewing the first one. One to avoid in my opinion.
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loved the story. will trent has some traits i see in the people around me. its amazing to hear the story come alive the way it does
I have great patience for a good whodunnit, but sadly, this wasn't one. One fairly interesting twist in the middle, but the rest was plodding and predictable. I didn't find the scenes of sex and/or violence disturbing so much as tacky--the usual tropes and euphemisms all in attendance. This is my first experience with Karin Slaughter and I don't think I shall have another anytime soon.
Separately, it drives me up the wall when audiobook readers mispronounce simple words (e.g., saying the verb "lunged" like the adjectival form of the respiratory organ). The voices supplied by Mr. Kramer were also practically indistinguishable half the time--all four main characters had nearly the same soft Southern drawl. This didn't really affect my ability to follow the story, but it did make things a little drab.
I wasn't quite prepared for the complete details about the character while he was in prison.
The accents!!! Oh my goodness!! Terrible! I lived in Atlanta for 10+ yrs in the exact areas the characters were from and NO ONE sounds like that. There were times where I lost where I was in the story because I was concentrating on how bad the accents were. Just because a person is from, grew up, or lives in Atlanta doesn't mean they have a southern accent that is in audible at times with a slooooow southern drawl.
The story line was intriguing and I was definitely drawn into finding out who did it! I love mysteries and scary stories...this one just had too many disturbing prison details that distracted from the mystery.
I'm willing to try another another Karin Slaughter book because I did like the mystery side of the novel.