There's no police training stronger than a cop's instinct. Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother. When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she'll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they'll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn't just a cop anymore--she's a witness. She's also a suspect. The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light--or bury it forever.
Karin Slaughter's most exhilarating novel yet is a thrilling journey through the heart and soul, where the personal and the criminal collide, and conflicted loyalties threaten to destroy reputations and ruin lives. It is the work of a master of the thriller at the top of her game, and a whirlwind of unrelenting suspense.
©2011 Karin Slaughter (P)2011 AudioGO
I've enjoyed the plots and twists of ALL her books - the characters are interesting and complex, and unlike any others I've encountered in a novel. One criticism only - how MANY TIMES do I have to hear "he/she did what he/she was told?" It's in EVERY SINGLE BOOK and it's dull as a doorstop. Just say NO! ;)
The story starts off with a dramatic engaging event and then unfolds, connecting past events and the current action. There is a lot of action, easy to follow. Characters are good, though not particularly deep.
One of the things that drew me to the story was that it took place in Atlanta. As a former resident, I thought I would enjoy traveling around familiar locations through the book. I did enjoy that about the story (not the narration). The story was good, with interesting twists and turns. Not a heavy or complicated line but good.
The narrator clearly had not spent any time in Atlanta. The names of streets, counties and towns around Atlanta have their own unique pronunciations. Someone who was familiar with the city would have said things differently. Perhaps a pronunciation guide from the author would have helped out the narrator.
There was too much detail. Get on with the story.
Monotone voice. Not very much inflection.
No, I never listen to stories more than once.
If you're a mystery, suspense lover you will love this book.
Suspenseful, emotional, satisfying
The ever-evolving relationships among the characters.
Kathleen Early or Natalie Ross
Evelyn coming to terms about her son and her inability to save him.
I didn't care for the narrator's delivery. It was much like listening to Martha Stewart and her style might be better suited to a different genre.
Fair to midland.
This is my first Karin Slaughter book. I enjoyed listening to things about my hometown Atlanta. Historical facts and such were pretty interesting. In addition, my favorite character was not the main character, Will Trent. I like his boss and partner more. He is more of a scrambled egg and will take some getting used to if I plan on continuing this series.
Some of the southern accents were a bit over the top. It's Atlanta, not rural Georgia.
truth, lies and conseuences.
Awesome book! The suspense, twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat. The narrator did a good job capturing the mood of the story and the characters. I really enjoyed the story and the narrator and I'm looking forward to listening to more books by this author.
From the first word spoken this book flowed perfectly. The reader was great, the story was great and, even though there were multiple storylines, you were never confused. Plus the ending was unexpected. I would highly recommend this book.
I'm not sure if I would have liked the actual book version better than the audio but I really enjoyed the audio version so I had no complaints.
I like the Will and Sarah storyline and really liked when Sarah was a Grady debating whether or not to look at his sealed childhood health records.
The two I have listened to have both been great so here again no complaints from me.
This was my first book by Karin Slaughter and for the Will Trent series. Not long after this I had to read Criminal which takes place not long after this book ends. I enjoyed all the characters but especially like Will and Sarah, their relationship and how they both do their jobs.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
I loved the relationship between Will and Sarah. The plot was overly complicated and I didn't believe in it, but Slaughter writes it well.
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