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?
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I thought that listening to this book was time well spent, as I enjoy Karin Slaughter's books. I love all the characters in the Will Trent Series and enjoy understanding the methods and motivations the characters use to solve a case.
However, I found this book a bit far fetched and also not in line with the rest of the Will Trent Series. Will going under cover as a biker struck me as odd, as he has always been described as looking like an undertaker or an accountant, and yet he seemed to fit in under his cover just fine. I also did not like that Faith wasn't really part of it all. I also really disliked that Amanda Wagner - kick ass extraordinaire, takes no BS from no one - was suddenly depicted as a bumbling, computer illiterate fool.
I wouldn't want to change anyone's story ever.
The only suggestion I could make as a regular Audio Book listener and Karin Slaughter fan is that all her books should be narrated by Michael Kramer. The first Karin Slaughter book I ever listened to was Triptych, narrated by Michael Kramer, and he absolutely blew me away with his performance. His voice really captured the gritty and horrifically violent tone of the book, and his portrayal of all the characters - male and female - was flawless. I also liked how he managed to perfectly capture the Georgian Southern accent.
I have found that all the other narrators of Karin Slaughter's books, in comparison to Michael Kramer, really lack the right tone for these books that have such dark violence in them.
Expressive but boring.
No, I do not think Unseen needs a follow up books. For reasons stated above, I wasn't totally sold on this book.
Very good but just how lucky can one guy be. Will Trent must have 9 lives.
Again, start Karin Slaughter's series from the beginning and you will want to hear them all. I actually like to travel now since I can listen to her books. I opt to travel alone so I will not be interrupted with mindless chatter and can enjoy these books.
I love the Will Trent Story. Hope you do too. I listened to all of them in a two week time frame. Waiting for the next one. Narrator is great over time.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
One of the complaints I have seen from some about this series is that the mysteries aren't deep and gritty enough. And, it is true that many series are darker, more twisted, scarier. But this series is deeper in its exploration of the characters' personal lives. You will grow to know and love Will, Sarah, Faith and Amanda as you read the eight novels of this series.
Unseen offers the best of both worlds as its plot line is one of the strongest in the series. So, if you love character driven stories … you will love this series. And if you love more analysis of the crime this book in the series will likely please.
Love the Will Trent stories, and this one didn't disappoint. I almost didn't buy it, though, because I'm not a fan of Ms. Early's narrations, after gritting my teeth through a few of them. I can live with the monotone arc of her sentences, but I find it impossible not to be distracted by her over-emphasis of characters' names and by pronouns, even when they aren't the main ideas of the sentence, and I found it to be a major distraction in almost every sentence that wasn't dialog. I don't know why, but the over-emphasis problem doesn't happen when she's reading dialog lines. I felt as though I was tolerating the narration to get to the story.
Unseen was better than Criminal (which I returned), but I still don't care for the flashback style Slaughter has adopted with these last two books. Hopefully, she'll return to her previous brilliant style. As always, I loved the Kathleen Early narration.
Great Slaughter Character
I just love the character Will Trent. One her best. I like the innocence he has about him, even though he has seen alot of horror.
Yes, If I could
I have read a large number of Karen Slaughter's books on Will Trent and they are great. The first few books in this series got me hooked. However, in the later books, the new narrator (Kathleen Early) was terrible! She uses all the same inflections, no matter what is going on, so many of the passages sound weird, unbelievable, and distracting. If the story was not so great, I would just quit reading Karen Slaughter's books due to the terrible narration by Kathleen Early.
Great book. Great narrator.
Karen Slaughter books keep you on the edge of your seat. Always twists and turns.
I travel a lot for work and listen to books while driving.
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