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 keeps me company on my daily long walks. Love her story lines and know I am always in for surprises. Grisly murders coupled with forensics and love stories make for a great read/listen. I recommend Karin to all looking for a can't put down thriller.
Will and Faith's growing relationship and their personal struggles while hunting a madman inflicting horrors on unsympathetic victims.
Will, of course. He's a complex character with a unique fatal flaw (or three). I have as much empathy for him as I have confidence in him.
I don't want to provide any spoiler alerts but the pivotal chapter in which the bad guy is revealed was so tightly written and paced that I couldn't stop listening and I may have been shouting out loud. There was no one around to prove (or disprove) so I don't have to cop to that.
I was moved when Will was forced to acknowledge the hold his wife has over him. And, again when he admits this to Faith, proving how much he now trusts her.
None, because I have to immediately download the next book in this series.
Love books, listen to 3-4 books a week, thriller and true crimes favorite.
Well she's a good writer and maybe abridged is better though with this writer. example;
she drills on and on, in your head the love the character has for dead husband, and she two pages layer your like.....I GOT IT!!!!!!!!! but she'll go on about that love again a few chapters later, again later and oh yeah, again later. I fast forward quite a few times. Other than that it was good.
As usual, one of those books hard to stop reading. However, this one was not as good as the previous ones, in my book. I will continue with the series, though. I have simply found a new favorite author!
Better characters. The story was interesting but I had to quit half way in because I couldn't stand the female characters.
Definitely. In fact, I have already recommended it to several people.
I've loved Karin Slaughter's Grant County series, but the Will Trent series is even better.
The narrator does a very good job with male as well as female voices and is simply pleasant to listen to.
Apart from stopping in order to get some sleep, I did listen to this in one sitting....the dog had some extra long walks...
On to the next one in the series!!
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.
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