I have enjoyed all of Karin Slaughter's books. This Will Trent series is the best. Criminal is by far my favorite book. So many twists and turns. Don't miss this book!
I like to read/listen on my way to and from work...it keeps me OFF my phone and FOCUSED on driving!! ;)
I have loved the Will Trent series and this book not only had a good narrator but added an amazing piece to Will's life. I almost wish this book was in the beginning of the series though so that we would have better understood the relationship between Amanda and Will. I think Karin Slaughter is an excellent writer and she thinks of everything!!
Corny, stilted, and the final straw was the horrible narration.
Maybe I just grew bored with these novels as they slowly sank into touchy-feely nonsense. Where was the growing tension of a good crime plot? Will's wounding in his early life has played out. The constant digressions into psychological wounding are so overemphasized that the actual plot is reduced to irrelevance.
I will never again suffer the monotoned, superficial work of Early's narration.
Slaughter should have stuck with Michael Kramer!
No because it is not only a slow build up which is not a deal breaker but it also hit slow patches through out.
It is a great idea for a story and the bones of a gripping tale - if told correctly. Sadly this book was too drawn out between the good parts even though it had an interesting twist. Actually unexpected which is why I gave it a three star and not a one for it.
I might have said this about the other books in the Will Trent series, but this was the best. It's mostly about the back story of Evelyn,Amanda, and Will's birth so I feel like you need to read the books prior to this one in the series to fully appreciate this book. Wow. I'm sad it is over.
I am a 67 yo disabled Vet who lives in N. Texas. I was a medic in the Army during the Viet Nam war, got an MS in ecology and just retired.
Ms. Slaughter has done it again with this book. And, while it's another very complicated plot, and a story that goes back and forth in time in a somewhat disjointed way, she once again pulls it all together at the end.
It's not one of those "Oh, I have to end this now how do I do that?" endings either. Everything gets tied up in this very sloppy and chaotic knot. (Because, after all, most people's lives are sloppy and chaotic.)
And though the knot is Gordian in nature you can actually follow how it was tied, the way it was tied, and you can see the individual plot pieces all brought together. And they were brought together in such a way as to bring about a logical and satisfactory conclusion.
While I didn't really understand some of Sarah's problems with Will and some of her hurt feelings, perhaps that's because I'm a guy. I was like, "get over it". But I suppose Ms. Slaughter has a better handle on how women react than I do. So I give her the benefit of the doubt on that one. No. Seriously. I loved this book by one of my favorite Authors.
Kathleen Early has one of those voices which has a resonance and depth of quality that makes it unique. She does a great job of distinguishing between characters too. I could listen to her read the phone book and be happy.
Good story, but I'm getting tired of authors who try to force some kind of love tale in the middle of a main character's life. It was totally unnecessary, annoying, distracting and not relevant to the crime drama at all.