My first book by this author and boy was it a doozy. Everyone thinks they know why Faith Mitchell's mother, a former police officer, has been kidnapped. Or do they?
This book had me from the beginning. It's an action packed mystery with some unexpected twists and turns. It brings up a number of secrets in the personal and professional lives of the characters. It is full speed ahead from the beginning
Karin Slaughter has written alot of books. And some of them are so different from each other, with plots and story lines you wonder how she ever came up with them. But they all have the same thing in common--they are realistic, keep you totally engaged, and involve characters that you can relate too. I would recommend ALL of her books and short stories to anyone looking for a writer on par with Lawrence Block or Harlan Coban.
I bought this book from the Audible Daily Deal. Out of all the books, I've purchased in the daily deal or otherwise, this one is the best. The characters are well thought out, the dialogue excellent and the narration really good.
I'm looking forward to now downloading other books from this author.
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 like Karin Slaughter's writing style. I really like the main characters Will, Sarah and Faith. And I was glad to learn a bit more about the backgrounds or Will, Angie and Faith. Unfortunately, though, the ending left me wanting more. It surprised me -- I didn't guess the ending on this one and that is always a positive thing when reading a mystery. However, I still wished for more. I don't want to spoil the plot so it is difficult to explain what I found lacking. I will just say that the last three chapters felt as though they were rushed. Ms Slaughter's plot lines normally unfurl quietly and slowly, much like peeling away the layers of an onion. I like that. This book felt the same until the end, and then it just felt like all the secrets were revealed so quickly that there wasn't time to relish each one on its own.
Yes, I am reading the next Will Trent book starting tonight. I gave this one three stars, but I did enjoy it. And I am sure I will enjoy the next one too.
Yes only because I really Like Will...
Interesting? Least interesting? Old women you can not keep them down!
Her Mexican / Texan accent was not needed, almost annoying.
Not really... I tried to return it but the website was not working right... so i went thru it with the thoughts of my next book ready and waiting!
Maybe its me... I did not like the book, I am not big on drug, gangs etc... I love suspense books though. This book had no suspense, but it had a lot of characters who I got crossed and confused about.
If you listen to books and do something else - like crafts or even dishes you may need to rewind a lot!
The ending was blah... Probably because I was really not into it.
All the low reviews I agree with...
Im glad I got through it :) OK, not horrible...
the series is amazing
the lady who did the last book in this series.
the narrator was awful
I've enjoyed the plots and twists of ALL her books - the characters are interesting and complex, and unlike any others I've encountered in a novel. One criticism only - how MANY TIMES do I have to hear "he/she did what he/she was told?" It's in EVERY SINGLE BOOK and it's dull as a doorstop. Just say NO! ;)
The story starts off with a dramatic engaging event and then unfolds, connecting past events and the current action. There is a lot of action, easy to follow. Characters are good, though not particularly deep.
One of the things that drew me to the story was that it took place in Atlanta. As a former resident, I thought I would enjoy traveling around familiar locations through the book. I did enjoy that about the story (not the narration). The story was good, with interesting twists and turns. Not a heavy or complicated line but good.
The narrator clearly had not spent any time in Atlanta. The names of streets, counties and towns around Atlanta have their own unique pronunciations. Someone who was familiar with the city would have said things differently. Perhaps a pronunciation guide from the author would have helped out the narrator.
There was too much detail. Get on with the story.
Monotone voice. Not very much inflection.
No, I never listen to stories more than once.
If you're a mystery, suspense lover you will love this book.