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 like Evelyn and Amanda. I knew them from a previously heard book. I liked the context in which some of this book takes place with the very different gender roles of the "70s.
Kathleen Early did a good job of differentiating the characters and her diction is perfect but her delivery overall I found distracting. Her emphasis on words in sentences is off the mark. She often emphasizes the first word of sentence when the significance of the statement comes later. There is a cadence sometimes when it does not serve the message well. By the end of the story, I found myself noticing that too much.
Probably, but I would not buy a ticket.
The story is too physically "gory" for my taste. The descriptions of the tortured victims is graphic and some may appreciate that. I did not. But, this is a matter of taste and choice.
I don't think so
I really don't know. I have made bad choices on the last two books and don't want to make a bad 3rd choice.
The narrative was ok, considering what she had to work with.
Disappointment. I was hoping for a good read based on the reviews by quite a number of people.
This book was a rather aimless boring book. One character that had no explanation was Will's dad. Usually there is an explanation of the character and his behavior. We were just expected to "know" why he was doing what he was doing on our own.
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
i liked the story. there were a lot of questions that kept bothering me as i read this book. a lot of little mysteries.
it was well done. clear reading. pleasant voice.
the going back and for in time was confusing. as if the author knows that things don't really fit together logically. i found myself rereading parts over again as i became confused.
if the timeline was not so choppy, it would have been a more enjoyable read even if things don't really jive together.
i intend to
i find it annoying that i have to reread this again as i want to be sure i understood the book correctly.
As the director of a clinical research company, I don't have time to read for pleasure. I listen to audio books while traveling either by auto, plane or train. For this reason, I am unable to compare a written version to an audio version.
The vivid description of how women were treated in the workplace back in the 1970's and especially in the south, in an all male workforce was great. I really felt as if I were taken back in time. I live close to Atlanta so all the landmarks and politics were spot on. I was told stories of how businesses were back then and this book really does tell it how it was. Also, I thought this book brought much needed background to the Will Trent chacracter. It was a book I didn't want to end. I could have listened to ten more hours......maybe more,
I was so pleased to see that Will could find happiness with Sarah. Both are loveable and deserved to find one another. Hate to say it but the next book should be about Will investigating his wifes murder.....I think that will be the only way he will be able to let go of the pain she continues to cause.
PLEASE WRITE MORE BOOKS WITH WILL TRENT, SARAH LINTON, FAITH MITCHELL AND AMANDA WAGNER IN THEM.....PLEASE
The story was lead me to want to keep reading. There were a lot of characters to keep up with for an audible. I listen to audibles when I'm driving or doing chores, so I'm no able to completely focus and this is one that requires a lot of attention to keep up. I got the jist of it, but I'm sure I missed some details here or there.
First audilbe that I didn't enjoy the narrator.
I really like this book. I never read any book of Karin Slaughter but after this one I definitely will ready the other ones from the series. Kathleen Early is great on all voices.
I made myself finish this book, I was bored, and set it down several times.
The story just wasn't one I could get into, too many t's not crossed and i's not dotted.
Too many to list........
I usually like a connected back story and current story, but description of discrimination against women in the 70's was not well portrayed. Having lived through it in the South, I would say there was more subtlety - not calling women crude names to their faces. The characters were not believable enough.
Things like being "drunk" at dinner and then showing up at a crime scene didn't seem believable. I didn't care for the jail scene.
None of the characters interested me and there was not enough action to keep me even the slightest bit curious about what would happen next. I gave up about half way through. Twice. (Yes, because of some of the really positive reviews, I tried starting over twice thinking I must be missing something.) This book just wasn't for me.
I don't know if the narrator was difficult to listen to because the subject matter she had to read was uninteresting,,, or the subject matter was made more difficult to become interested in because of the amateurish and distracting cadence of the narrator. I don't think I will buy a book written by this author or read by this narrator again.
I agree with the negative reviews I have read here... especially that the book was disjointed and not interesting enough to try and stick with it.
Very difficult to follow the story. Disjointed
I would be hesitant without more information about anything new.
Everyone sounded the same.
Bordom and confusion.
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