In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter's New York Times best-selling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock - and a duel with unspeakable human evil.
In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara's patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn't wait for the go-ahead from his boss - he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror. Then he finds another victim.
Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell - a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own - are called into a related investigation. Another woman has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: The killer's torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.
©2009 Karin Slaughter; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Karin Slaughter is one of our times best thriller/mystery writers. She is not afraid to delve into the layers of mentally disturbed minds and uncover the darkest of thoughts and deeds imaginable. A most gifted writer. Leaves me wondering what those around us are thinking or doing!
I loved reading about King Arthur and Knights of the round table when I was a wee lad. Now I am older and love Game of Thrones!
A good series.. good characters, strong audio narration and good tie in ending.
I had purchased Broken, and had read reviewers who had suggested reading Undone first as a tie in. I am very happy I did. Very good.
Finding out who the bad guy was near the end.. a bonus, where you sometimes guess it and have to wade thru chapters before the main characters find out. Enjoyed the multi-dimension personalities of the characters who keep you reading or listening.
Very graphic in describing the disgusting treatment of the women abducted. If your faint of heart, or bothered by this, then don't read it.
Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.
I like Ms Slaughter's writing style very much. She slowly exposes you to both her characters and her stories. I am a reader who looks for characters that I love to know -- they do not need to be likable they just have to be interesting. And Ms Slaughter gives me very unique, completely believable and highly imperfect characters. Will is likable and confusing. He is someone I can imagine that I may not like upon our first meeting. Faith is big-hearted and yet so snarky. Amanda is not at all likable and yet I feel as though it comes from her own insecurities. Each of them is full of flaws and I love that. And then their are the plot lines. Each book builds slowly and the pieces of the puzzle aren't all laid upon the table at the start. It feels like some pieces have remained in the box, others fell under the couch; and my little brother stole a few just to confuse me. Too often in mysteries there is no mystery, but Ms Slaughter doesn't let you guess the ending right from the Prologue. I love that.
Her style reminds me a bit of John Sandford's though his crimes are more grisly in my opinion. And the character development reminds me a bit of early books from Patricia Cornwall. However, her main characters are too "perfect" for my liking. Will is messier which is a really great thing.
I felt sorry for the childhood Will had to endure.
Didn't want to turn the story off.
What the bad guy does to these women is horrific, but if you can watch a Criminal Minds on TV....or a CSI, you've seen worse. Story is very well written, narration is excellent (surprisingly there are 2 times a short section of the dialogue repeats exactly). Loved Will and Faith and their unusual partnership. Learned more about anorexia than I'd ever heard and it really opened my eyes to my relationship with an anorexic friend. Anyway, I recommend this book. I enjoyed it very much (although I knew who did it very early) and am looking for another Karin Slaughter book right now.
I enjoyed this book a lot! This is the first book I have heard by Karin Slaughter. It was captivating! Will definitely buy another one of her books!
From the introductory scene to the ending, this will keep your attention. Excellent!
I read so I can write
Like the other books in this series, Ms. Slaughter has written a story that plugs something really evil into a good mystery.
It's like after about 20 years as a police officer someone chooses 6 or 7 of the worst crimes experienced and writes about them.
These books are not for the weak at heart, but they are good choices for mystery lovers.
This particular narrator does not appeal to me. It is a shame all the books in the series weren't read by the same narrator, but as usual there seems no rhyme or reason how narrators are chosen for these audio books. This narrator took this book down a star for me.
I am enjoying Karin Slaughter's work. However, I am happy I read the reviews on the books before I listened to them; Undone should be listed BEFORE Broken, not AFTER as it is in audible 'view series'. I would have been disappointed to have read them in the wrong order.
I am enjoying the unveiling of Will Trent and Amanda Wagner.
By all means read the reviews for, "Broken." The book is in the wrong order. I'm not sure if the author chose to have us read it in this order of if someone at Audible has made a mistake but it should be switched. "Broken" needs to be #3 in the series and "Undone" should be #4. I wish I would have read through the reviews to find that out but I purchased it right away and looked at the reviews later on.
Book was good and yes, it was more descriptive in the violence but the story was good and the ending was surprising, just what a thriller/mystery book should be. I don't think anyone would be disappointed using a credit or paying outright for this book.
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