The past will always find you. A woman is found brutally murdered in a sordid Atlanta apartment. Her blood-soaked body bears a startling similarity to a woman found dead almost 40 years earlier. Soon Special Agent Will Trent finds himself returning to the home he grew up in - and a past that could hold the clue to the killings.…
©2012 Karin Slaughter (P)2012 Random House Audiobooks
I am a GP in Australia. I listen to my audio books when working out at the Gym.
Yes the constant back to the past and to present jumpings
The last hour of the book
Clear, soothening and yet firm voice
Quite a lot of characters, hence need to pick on memory, to recollect who is who. Which is not very soothing for an audiobook.
Am a huge fan of Karin's work and liked how the relationship between Sara Linton and Will Trent has developed throughout the series. This book follows on from her last book Fallen. This book filled in the gaps of the backgrounds of some of the main characters, Will, Amanda, Angie. I loved this book especially finding out about Will's father but I won't spoil it for you. I wasn't too keen on the narrator when she did Fallen but I have to say she was much much better narrating Criminal. Looking forward to the next one!
Absolutely brilliantly written!!!
Amanda - gruff, outspoken but with a heart of gold! She should have adopted Will.
Very enjoyable to listen to, you always know who is speaking. She has a myriad of accents to call on and she is very clear and concise in her diction. Superb!!
Oh yes very definitely.
Just a first class read.
"lose yourself. forgot your life"
Alive. Visual. Emotional
Will exploring his past life
Good distinct voices
Tension and anticipation
Feel like three characters are old friends
Not well spent but I am glad I listened to it as it gave me a background to the characters.
Gave insight into the early life of Will.
It was well read with feeling and I got into the book
Genesis was a masterpiece and I was just a bit disappointed with Criminal
"Gripping read; brilliant as usual"
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Karin Slaughter's books and this Will Trent story is no exception. The characters are well written and we get some more answers about Will's past. Brilliantly written in two time periods, it tracks the mirrored cases that have quite an impact. It's great to get the next chapter in Sarah and Will's story as well as filling in some blanks and simply being another gripping crime thriller.
"Explains a lot!!"
It explained the reasons why Will is like he is but also a different side to Amanda you never expected that also explained why she too is like she is.. The story fills in the background details that you needed to know about how everyone was really connected. I liked the parallel story line as well. It made me love Will even more.
When you find out that Amanda had maternal instincts for Will and that she had helped to shape his future and that his partner's Mum Evelyn, also knew him long before her daughter partnered up with him.
When Amanda went to the jailhouse to confront the pimp as a rookie cop and when she maintained a lie to protect Will.
When Will revisited his old children's home and he was remembering some of the good times he had with the lady who ran the home and how he did dangerous things with Angie as a child.
It was a real tear jerker but you couldn't put it down. An excellent book
I am a big fan of Karin Slaughter and really enjoyed this book. Will Trent is a detective who was brought up in a string of foster homes, not all good. This book continues his story and we learn all about his parents, whilst he is trying to solve a murder. Looking forward to the next instalment!
I like book that run in a series as you can get to know the characters really well.
I was not inspired to keep listening, it did not capture my imagination. Very slow to get going, too slow. disappointing after earlier books.
"criminal ok - great"
I love all the Will Trent books but this was a little hard to get into. The reader was great and realised at the end it needed to keep going back in time to 1975, however it was a little annoying at first, and difficult to follow. By the middle you understood what was going on more. And as it went on it got better and better. So by the end it was great and can't wait for the next one. Just hope you sort Angie out and Sara can just relax for a change kowing she isn't going to keep poping back in Will's life.
"Another good read from Ms Slaughter"
I've read a few of the books in this series and this didn't disappoint. As always with her books, the author lays down layer after layer of story, keeping the reader guessing till the end.
I think this is a book better devoured in large slices rather than small ones - I found that reading a bit here and a bit there made the complexities harder to follow, and meant I was using the rewind button quite often.
Nonetheless, a very engaging read.
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