Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don’t know that Bill is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton - the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk.
Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson Jared has been gunned down in his home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: The female detective has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and it’s not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara gets involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them.
In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide around a conspiracy on both sides of the law. Karin Slaughter’s latest is both an electrifying thriller and a piercing study of human nature: What happens when good people face the unseen evils in their lives?
©2013 Karin Slaughter (P)2013 AudioGO
As I often do, when there's a new book from an author I like, I go back and start at the beginning, finishing with the new book. With that background, I sometimes find an author has begun to coast and no longer writes the quality novels that started his or her career. That is NOT the case with Unseen. In fact, I'd say this is Karen Slaughter's best yet. It's far more exciting than any of her other books and while there are some child molestations that are vividly described, they don't occur until late in the book. And by then the plot is moving so fast and furious they don't overwhelm the book. In a year of so I will likely listen to all the Will Trent books again and I will definitely listen to this one. I totally recommend "Unseen."
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The publisher's summary is on the mark with this one.
Karin Slaughter manages to have new scenarios, twists, and evils in every book. This is no exception. Will Trent and Sarah Linton return. While trying to maintain their true identities and relationship, they are each participating in their own personal stresses. It is difficult to tell who can be trusted and who cannot.. Eventually the two scenarios merge, but that does not mean that everyone is safe or that the crime mysteries are solved.
I really enjoy this series! The twists keep me guessing until the end. The main characters remain true as they face new evils.
Kathleen Early has this narration down pat.
Great final book of this series
Will Trent and Sarah at their best.
Yes. This is one of her best.
Strong emotions throughout the book.
Only negative thing for me was the fact that in previous books of this series Will Trent refused to upgrade his tattered and broken cell phone because of the issues he has with Dyslexia. That's cool, but then in this book all of a sudden he's mastering a "smart phone" with intense, complicated apps.
Not sure about this one...certainly would recommend the previous books in the series, they were much better.
Not as smoothly written as her previous novels. Her Will Trent books usually keep me on the edge of my seat, never a dull moment. I found my attention wandering at times, which has never happened before while listening to this series. It felt a bit disjointed and too much time spent on characters' romantic musings and struggles. Couldn't sink my teeth into it, as much as I wanted to.
Not one in particular.
Less misunderstandings and emotional drama.
Hope Ms. Slaughter gets back into fighting form in her next Will Trent book.
It is a very good book but I didn't especially like some of the women characters. They made you appreciate Amanda.
Absolutely enjoyed reading this book. Written so well that even with multiple characters and twists I was able to keep up with each one. I could seriously see this as a TV series. My favorite characters are Lena and Jared Adams. Looking forward to the next book
The descriptions, the inconsistencies, and it dragged.
She does not need to describe brows like "furrowed fields" or talk about bile so much. She is inconsistent with descriptions of people. They hurt, then they don't hurt, then they hurt again, and they hurt to the base of their entire being. It just gets old. Have some action, don't describe.
It was fine. A little too lilting, with sentences often ended by raising her voice.
Not really, I had to turn it off - I don't even care how it ends.
Avid audible listener for over 10 years.
I enjoy most of these series. Although they are rather graphic and violent, and the subject matter is usually torture and rape, they have a fast pace and good characters. This book is about child abduction and rape, so it is even more disturbing.
The big issue with this book that about a third is spent explaining what happened in the earlier books in series. So if you have read them you may get pretty bored with hearing the same stories all over again. If you have not heard any of her books, choose another one to start with. This is one of the weakest in series.
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