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
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.
The characters - the series show a good metamorphis of the characters and you root for them and larn more about them with each book.
When Faith & her Mother are together trying to live and Faith's understanding of the situation her Mother was in and that true to character dealt with it without throwing a tantrum.
Faith trustin Will to help her and Will helping her.
The budding relationship with between Will & Sara
Most of all, I loved the voice of the reader. She had a perfect Texan cop voice, no nonsense, and worked for both the male and female voices.
The juxtaposition of horrible murders, remorseless bad guys, and a nice little love story on the side. Together, they serve to keep your interest, enough threads and side stories that you get a good sense of each of the characters. Well done, without a lot of fluff.
If you like books that hold your interest while not taking too much work to follow, you'll love this book. I'll definitely listen again!
Ms. Slaughter relies too heavily on trite similies and gets her reader confused in the middle, wandering a bit with the description and activities of the bad guys, making the "fall" a bill to far, but does redeem herself with a bit of a surprise at the end that makes it worthwhile.
A new friend!
Yes - twists and turns
I loved her voice. I loved the subtle shades in her different characters.
I plan to listen to other Karin Slaughter books and hope that I will enjoy them as much as I did Fallen.
I was looking for a story that would make me want to know what happened but I wouldn't have to think hard. This was perfect for me. I thought it was a good story, well done and will definitely listen to more. I only gave it a 3 because I will save 4 and 5 for fine literature.
Yes definitely, for me ,it was the right thing at the right time.
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