The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods, then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case.
Lena Adams is one of them. A Grant County detective for years, she has her own reasons for being drawn to this case and a fierce drive to see justice done. For these three people, who have each seen the darkest side of human nature, the body of the murdered girl is but the first in a series of shocking and sordid revelations.
Now, as Jeffrey and Sara narrow the field of suspects, they must confront their own doubts and indiscretions, while Lena Adams sees herself reflected in the frightened eyes of a battered woman who may be the key figure in the case. As Faithless builds to a stunning and unforgettable climax, Karin Slaughter masterfully brings together strands of interlocking lives, family secrets, and hidden passions with one astounding truth: the identity of a killer who is more evil and dangerous than anyone could have guessed.
©2006 Karin Slaughter; (P)2006 Books on Tape
"A compulsively readable narrative." (Booklist)
"Slaughter's fifth Grant County case offers tough love, suspenseful spadework and life-affirming vigor." (Publishers Weekly)
I don't understand why this one was worth two credits. The book was good, but definitely not as good as "Triptych". It was not filled with as many twists as "Triptych", nor did it have the same character interdependency. After reading "Triptych", "Faithless" was a bit of a disappointment.
This could have been a really good book had there not been a lot of gaps. I think for an unabridged reading the author could have gotten more indepth with the pasts of two of the women characters. I don't want to say which ones but anyone preparing to listen or who has already listened will understand.
I enjoy Karin Slaughter's writing, but I thought the narration of Clarinda Ross was terrible. I don't think I will be able to listen to any other books that she "performs". Her affected accents were horrible. I have enjoyed this series up until this book.
Kathleen Early. She did a fantastic job in the first books.
Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!
I enjoyed the book. The ending surprised me but all the loose ends were wrapped up. I hate books that have unresolved stuff. I'll listen to more of her novels.
I really enjoyed this book. I am originally from Ga. and getting to listen to this narrator made me feel I was right back in the heart of the south. She did a fantastic job with making each character have his or her unique voice.
The story was entriging as well. It made you really feel as if you were there, present with the characters in the book in the woods digging up a grave, or in the room watching the abusive husband beat his wife.
She was perfectly detailed, shedding light on topics that aren't often written about but not going over board to the point of bordom.
I really enjoyed it alot!
Don't like the plot, don't like the story, don't like how it drags on, don't like how it don't have no action. i only kept on reading for that redemption but the book never got there. terrible story line, too much main characters crying over how she is afraid of whatever ....regret this and regret that. the whole book is a big regret!
Karin Slaughter brings murder storylines the most realistic feel and edge of your seat excitement of today's writers. She covers some of the more disturbing aspects of the criminal mindset.
I must admit that I enjoyed triptych more however, it was still a very good read. The narration by Carinda Ross was excellent too! I recommend it to all who enjoy a really well written who done it!
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
About 1/8 of the way through this listen, I thought, "I am going to see if I can get my money back ... this is dreadful."
I decided to hang in there out of fairness. Maybe the book will get better!
The basic story is pretty good, but the writing is so amateurish that I can't believe it is part of a series. I also was stunned to see that it was on the NYT best seller list. How could this be? The author writes things like, "She walked to the door. She opened it a crack. She indicated it with her head, and he knew she meant the door." (I made that up - not the actual wording.) Of course she meant the door. Do you have to tell the reader that?
On top of that, Slaughter tells us WAY too much about the romance of the two main characters. Who cares? This is a murder mystery. And their romance is unbelievable. They don't talk like real people.
The must frustrating aspect of this listen is the narrator. Ms. Ross is the worst narrator I have ever heard during years of Audible membership. Here is an example, "He walked TO the door. (PAUSE) He looked like (PAUSE) he WAS going (PAUSE) to speak UP (PAUSE) but he didn't." Enormous, unnatural pauses; a very strange cadence and rhythm; inexplicable syllablic emphasis.
Save your money. Buy something well written and well narrated.
Really good book but narrator is not very good. Easy to get past because the story is intriguing. So many twists and just when you think you have it figured out, NOPE, wrong again.
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