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.
©2012 Karin Slaugher (P)2012 AudioGO
Gripping? Heart Pounding? Edge of your Seat? Where? It is a bunch of boring, and frustrating, flashbacks to the 70's. Yes, I realize that the 70's were difficult for women in the police departments but an other male police almost raping a female officer? Officers not responding to backup calls and instead calling you honey and telling you to take care of it? In one scene, the woman officer doesn't shoot a man as he is attempting to rape her partner because "me and my husband don't want a loaded gun in our house" tee hee. The book is just not believable for me.
I just could not believe the story. Yes, fiction, but at least make it realistic.
I read so I can write
I have one word for this series FANTASTIC!
This book was a perfect finish from one of the best mystery series I have listened to.
Throughout the entire series the characters played perfect parts in really well written stories.
This goes on my list of books to listen to again.
I have no idea. I did not read the print version. I did not love the narrator. Every character sounded the same. I kept having to hit the rewind to learn who was talking.
This was a thriller and not for the mild at heart or weak stomached. Some of the details of crimes committed by the villain gave me pause. I was shocked. I had only read one previous book by this author, so was shocked that it was so graphic in details of some disturbing events.
Johanna Parker. She is so great with different characters and accents.
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I am still new to this author. I like her historical facts and details. I have to say I like the female characters best, especially Faith and the old ladies, including Amanda. Will Trent is a little soft for my favorite type of male protagonists. I need him to grow a pair.
If I had not paid for this book, I would have stopped listening long before the end. Somehow, after having put out some of my money for it, I felt compelled to stick it out and listen to the end.
Plodding is the best word to descibe my take on this book. Plodding and boring. At times it almost felt like the author was intentionally stretching things out, filling up space on blank pages by babbling on endlessly with mindless details that added nothing to the plot or the characters.
The constant overly graphic detail of drug use and drugs and drug litter was unnecessary and so prolific that in the first three chapters it consumed nearly half of the story.
Need s a warning label as far as Im concerned!
The plot was stupid, and it was so wordy. I cannot believe I listened to the entire book.
No interesting plot twists. Boring book. Just a bunch of yapping between characters. And why would everyone in the book vomit when they see a dead person. What a cliche!
The thing that was missing in this book was a plot. If there had been some kind of coherent story it might have been better.
It was so very, very dull and boring.
The story was so dull I did not care about the characters.
Anger, disappointment disgust
Really, really awful. Listened for three hours and don't know what the plot is (assuming there is a plot). Just really, really dull. I kept trying to listen to more hoping it would get better. Never did.
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