Karin Slaughter's new thriller is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses 40 years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man's deepest secrets.
Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home…
Flash back nearly 40 years. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is taking her first steps in the boy's club that is the Atlanta police department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city's worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner, Evelyn, are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made. Now the case that launched Amanda's career has suddenly come back to life, and it is intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will's birth and parentage. And they will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed on Atlanta today.
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I loved the first two, so bought all six, that was a mistake, basically the story is not much of a story. The plot for each book could be told in 3 hours instead of 15 hours. It goes on and on about stuff that does not even matter to the story.
I think it could have been a good story. I thought that was one of the worst narrators I've ever heard.
Change the narrator
No. It was hours of my life I'll never get back
I think the writer wrote a good story. Unfortunately, audio books depend every bit on the narrator as the story. I seriously couldn't wait for this book to be over.
Long and drawn out, story line very confusing,
Yes i am not a big fan of this kind of fiction.
I thought a women trying to talk as a man was very corny.
most of them
Just not a very interesting story line it had its moments but unfortunately far and few between, Confusing it more was the jumping from different time eras .
It did not have a good plot or any exciting points in the details
This one was hard to follow. Too much switching back and forth between timelines. I think I'll lay off reading Karin Slaughter books. I've read several and have decided her style doesn't work for me.
Definitely - have listened to all of her works currently available.
Absolutely - love her storytelling.
Yes, the background on Will and Amanda clarified a lot of questions from previous story lines.
Although I loved the book, I was a bit disappointed. I perhaps expected more based on previous novels..but will definitely look forward to the next one.
I wish Audible would provide a better product. I continually have to go back and try to find my place to listen. Audible apparently disables the ability to burn a book to even one disk so I can listen to it. The iPod just doesn't do well on audiobooks (probably unless you buy them from Apple). It is impossible to get a book burned to CD so I can listen to it and it never plays right on the iPod.
This book kept my interest in general throughout the listen, although my mind tended to wander at times. Audible is horrible about copying to CD;'s so I can listen in the car on the CD Player and go back if my mind wanders. (They kept stonewalling me until I gave up on trying to get a copy to CD. I purchase a lot fewer of them as a result).
If you are a fan of her, probably worth the purchase. I'm not a fan and don't intend to purchase any more of her books.There are better listens for your time.
once was enough.
the history leason that I got about the early 70. About cops and the women who worked with them
I loved that this book goes back, tracing the history of characters you've already fallen in love with from Slaughters previous books. Its also thick with suspense.
Finally understanding the special bond that Amanda and Will share- its been hinted at since the series started, but the reader has never understood why.
I have listened to her before, and this one is just as good as the others. She captures the characters wonderfully, making every one sound unique.
Something like "The Case that Changed it All"
I also love that the ending promises more from this series- a relief because its one of my favorites!!
Enjoyed the back story of Amanda and the good old girls club - how they came to be.
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