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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Very well told story weaving together the the past and present. Kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat to see these two adjacent stories blend together to provide a story about Will Trent's early history resulting in who he is today.
Maybe it was because I didn't relate to Amanda or Evelyn all that well, but I found their story of discrimination tedious and slowly told. Love Will Trent and Sarah though.
Sometimes difficult to follow, but ties up all the loose ends in the history of Will with Amanda and Evelyn.
wow Ms Carin has done it again.
I was so spellbound to this book I couldn't stop n listening.
Super excited to hear more.
Really drew you in to the series. And each book gave you a little bit more of the characters you were finding out about. But criminal book was the best by far could not put it down. Enjoy the will Trent series immensely.
Gripping, Entertaining, Heart-Stopping
This book kept you on edge, the switches between present day and past kept you in constant connection and attention to the book.
Yes and I enjoyed both; however enjoyed Kathleen Early's voice more then the voice of "broken"
"Criminal"... Do they ever really die?
I listen to audiobooks as I run. I am not someone who enjoys running; however participates in running for weight loss. This book helped me log more miles running then ever before! I found myself running longer just so I could listen to a few more chapters. I have never written a review of an audiobook and have listened to many and I felt that this was such a stellar book it deserved a review! Do yourself a favor and purchase this book, it will keep you entertained and running for hours!
Cut out the repetition and backstory.
Cut out the rising intonation.
I had no idea that a thriller could be so monotonous and repetitive.
The story of how Will came to be Will. His birth and existence, how his boss came to meet him. Having been a young adult at the early years of this story, I could feel exactly what Amanda and Evelyn were subjected to in their chosen career paths
Will Trent, of course. He is like all normal people, fighting his own inner demons and past while trying to do the right thing in both his job and relationship. I was glad to see the author presented Amanda as a "caring" person in this book.
She did a very good job, I would listen to more.
Criminal, not all is as it seems
I can't wait until my credits renew to get the next book in this series. I have listened to all of the books in this series, except the short story, during my commute to and from work. I find myself sitting in my truck when I get to work, still listening, when I should be in my office, doing what I get paid to do. As I said earlier, HARD TO QUIT!!!!!
Voracious reader, technology has made travel so much easier. Now I take my entire library!
Unexpected twisted and enthralling!
If you like Will Trent, this is a good one!
The very end!
Yes, but couldn't!
Please, more Will Trent!
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