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
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.
Mom, wife, attorney and aspiring writer. Absolutely love a good mystery or suspense novel.
I am a fan of Ms. Slaughter's from her very first Grant County novel. I have also enjoyed her Will Trent series and have fallen a little in love with the dysfunctional and damaged lead character. This story follows the action as Faith, Will's partner at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, faces the violent attack and kidnapping of her mother. The mother, Evelyn, is a retired Atlanta PD detective who retired under a cloud of suspicion.
The story moves pretty seamlessly from Faith, Will, Evelyn and Sara Linton's point of view. Sara, the lead character in the Grant County series, plays a supporting role/love interest in this story. As in Mr. Slaughter's other books, the main drive of the story is the investigation, not the romance, but there is just enough back story with each character to keep the reader/listener truly interested.
As far as the performance, this is the first narration by Ms. Cochran I have listened to. I found her to be a great voice for the characters without too much exaggeration when switching between characters.
EXCELLENT TO LISTEN TOO ALL THE WAY, FANTASTIC STORY DONT HESITATE TO LISTEN TO IT WELL WORTH THE MONEY
Overall a solid thriller with interesting characters. No big ah-ha moments however, and I was a little disappointed with the resolution of Will's story line.
How the story kept me on the edge of my seat.
Finding out the reason for the kidnapping and violence.
The reading was exceptional.
I did not want it to come to an end and it was the only book that I listened to every time I got in the car.
No, once you know the outcome there is no point listening to the story again.
Well-developed characters and an intriguing story with plenty of red-herrings.
Cops working on both sides of the law uncover a family's darkest secrets in a race against time to save an ex-agent from certain death at the hands of organized criminals.
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