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
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.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
The seventh and newest in the great, Will Trent, police procedural series. In this addition Will goes undercover to try to find out who is running a drug ring that is leaving a string of bodies in its wake. Will uncovers more than anyone could have possibly imagined, and when Sarah his love interest becomes unexpectedly involved, he is torn and confused on how to procede. Drugs, corruption, murder, and perversion pits detectives, in two seperate branches of law enforcement, against each other.
Most of the regular characters return and there are some new characters that are well developed and make for a good love hate extension of the cast. Karin Slaughters books are not for the faint of heart, they are gritty but the writing and unexpected twists keep me coming back for more. Kathleen Early did an excelent job narrating and she always adds a little something to the oomph of the story.
A fresh story filled with crime, passion, and suspense twists. Had my full attention, with great characters and performances. loved listening!
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