With every book by Karin Slaughter I am amazed. I THINK so far Broken is my favorite. I am a long time mystery reader and almost always figure out the bad guy before the middle of the book. Not with any of Karin Slaughter's books.
Begin the series with the first book and then you cannot stop listening.
Natalie Ross should NEVER read a book that requires a character speaking with a southern accent. No one talks like that anywhere in the South. Well maybe in Mayberry but no place real. And please, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective who cannot read! I make it all the way through this stupid little story. I deserve a medal.
Love the Will Trent series. Hungry for more
Have read most of Karin slaughter work. Love Will Trent series
Married "mom" of 3 crazy dogs and 1 cat! I developed a love for reading just after college & only recently for audio. Loving it so far!
I liked the story, and I liked most of the characters - the narration needs work!! I am from Alabama; I get that the accent in the South can range from charming to completely backwoods... but come on! Natalie Ross' interpretation was insulting! I'm pretty sure these characters were written to, in fact, have teeth - but you'd never know it based on her attempt of the accent. It was unnerving & I had the story not been interesting, I would have stopped listening! To digress, I've learned a bit more about the relationship between Sarah and Jeffrey after listening to this book and feel that some pertinent information was omitted! It doesn't really change THIS story, but since I was meeting these characters mid-series, it's something I would consider "good to know".
I can notice that she's doing the best she could to make it work.
The only reason I finish this book is that I've put so much time into it, I wanna know who's the killer. I gotta say as a detective novel it just sucks. The author put so much effort on the emotional stuff (the feeling of character), she paid little attention to the actual plot. Every time when the investigation's heading somewhere, it pauses and fills my ear with some character's emotional narrative, it kinda drives me nuts.
Moreover, no character leaves deep impression.
When I finish it I feel exhausted, in a bad way.
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
I really like Karin Slaughter's writing style. But of the first four in the series this is my least favorite. I think there are too many characters which doesn't allow me to get to know any of them very well.
Yes. I liked the book. It was slightly above average in my reading life. Above average among modern mysteries. But below average for the series.
Undone, (2009), Genesis (UK and Australia title)
The above is the correct order. Honestly, each book can be read as a stand alone. But the background info is good to have.
Too much time spent on details that led absolutely nowhere (i.e. the restoration of a Porsche - it had absolutely NOTHING to do with anything and it was continually being brought up). The characters lacked depth. The 'medical' in this 'medical thriller' was (paraphrasing), "Arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart, and veins carry deoxygenated blood back towards the heart." *Gasp* What? You don't say?! Yes, that was sarcasm.
Rewritten it with more focus on what was actually going on.
Extreme annoyance and anger.
Save your money and time. Absolutely HORRIBLE.
Did not disappoint.
Loved it from the first chapter. Was interesting and captivating and kept my attention from beginning to end.
I would recommend "Broken." It was easy listening and extremely well written. One of my favorite Karin Slaughter novels.