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Unseen: Will Trent, Book 8 | [Karin Slaughter]

Unseen: Will Trent, Book 8

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. Read more
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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

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    Kim Venatries 07-24-13 Member Since 2010

    There are few things better than a good story well told!

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    "Another Win!"

    Karin Slaughter's latest is another jaw dropping hit. The story contains complex characters and relationships that are poignant, entertaining and realistic. I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys crime/mystery novels where the good guys aren't one dimensional and the crimes could be from any headline. Great writing, pacing and plotting makes this a completely enjoyable listen. Ms. Early does a fine job narrating.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 07-04-13
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "A deeper Will Trent"

    The story continues and while it does not pick up where the last book left off, it is still satisfying. Will is deep undercover and we get an up close look at the sacrifices officers make. Sad, brutal, but compelling story with characters who will stick with you.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Jackie 07-08-13
    Jackie 07-08-13
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    "Will Trent is back!"

    Another great listen by Karin Slaughter. Will and Faith are integral to the story but other characters' (from earlier books) points of view are examined in depth, as well. Totally engaging performance and kept me guessing (which is hard to do). No spoilers here but it was terrific to see (that is, hear) Sara and Will progress in their relationship. Would definitely recommend.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela J United States 07-09-13
    Pamela J United States 07-09-13 Member Since 2004

    Sure, I'd love to hear your story....

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    "Another great book by a great crime writer!"

    I've gotten addicted to the Will Trent series, and this one just continues to perpetuate the habit. Karin Slaughter is a great crime novelist with the ability to make believable characters because she writes nuanced bad guys, flawed good guys, and has the ability to create empathy for even some dispicable characters. This is one not only includes all of that, but it's inbedded in a great twisty mystery that keeps you anxious to hear how it's going to end.

    For full effect you may want to back up a few books before tackling this one, but you don't have to. She has an amazing ability to give you enough details to start in whatever book you pick up. By way of warning, she also writes some truly uncomfortable violence and a strange confrontation between the main characters that is equally squirm enducing. It's worth it for a good story that is narrated perfectly.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 07-31-13
    Lauren Chicago, IL, United States 07-31-13 Member Since 2011

    I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.

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    "WILL TRENT"

    I love Will Trent and Karin Slaughter. Could someone please turn these books into movies??? I think Will Trent is such a dynamic character and Slaughter keeps revealing more and more about him with every book she writes. Can't wait to see what Will Trent does next!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 08-31-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 08-31-13 Member Since 2011

    Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover

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    "Taut, Gripping Story"

    In "Unseen," Karin Slaughter has created yet another story that is intense and suspenseful to the point that the reader is hooked from start to finish. In this book, Will Trent is working undercover in Macon on a dangerous drugs case, which he has kept secret from his lover, Sara Linton. An "unrelated" case brings him in contact with Lena Adams, formerly of the police department in Grant County, and her husband, Jared Tolliver, son of Sara Linton's dead husband Jeffrey who was sheriff of Grant County. Sara has always blamed Lena for Jeffrey's death, and now she is determined to blame Lena for the almost fatal shooting of Jared.

    The seemingly unrelated cases turn out to be different facets of the same criminal enterprise, which seems to involve a bad cop working with the bad guys. Slaughter ratchets up the tension and suspense to an extremely high pitch as the cases collide, the hatred between Sara and Lena intesifies, several characters have to face their own demons, and many lives are in danger, including Will and a young boy who is being held by the criminal group.

    Karin Slaughter has always written very well, but in her last few books she is exhibiting an increasingly outstanding ability to create scenarios which involve her characters in incredibly tense, and very emotional, situations. Her main characters are three dimensional beings, and the effect of their pasts upon their current lives is very well done. Kathleen Early does an outstanding job of bringing these characters to life.

    Highly Recommended!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 07-16-13
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 07-16-13 Member Since 2005

    A few must reads: Mr. Mercedes, Narrows Gate, Cop Town, Bomb Proof, Wayfaring Stranger, The Son (Nesbo), Dept Q series...

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    "Stellar mystery, series!"

    This is my second book by Slaughter and I think I've found an author to tide me over until the next Jo Nesbo release. The series focuses around Georgia Agent Will Trent, but what sets the series apart is Slaughter's remarkable genius of mystery around characters most of us can identify with.

    There are surprises and twists, but subtle enough to keep you riveted to the tale. The deviant criminal activity against women and children is shocking and graphic, but thankfully we are spared having to live through the violence. But anyone who doubts such depravity is realistic hasn't kept up with the news. So the crimes are dark and horrible, but there's always a silver lining in Slaughter's work. It's found in the wonderful characters she creates whose lives share the same happiness and pain most of us enjoy.

    Kathleen Early once again is masterful. She handled the diversity of genders, ages, accents and emotions as well anyone I've heard,

    Now I'm on my third (the first in the Will Trent series) and it is as good as the first two I've purchased.

    Thank you Karin Slaughter, Kathleen Early and Audible!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Lakeland, FL, United States 07-12-13
    Sherry Lakeland, FL, United States 07-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great Will Trent & characters showing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Unseen to be better than the print version?

    Yes due to inflections of characters


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes but predictable ending


    What about Kathleen Early’s performance did you like?

    Everything


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Sometimes


    Any additional comments?

    Love this series, cannot wait for next book

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 07-04-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 07-04-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "Just gets better and better!"
    Where does Unseen rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I have known Will Trent and Sara Linton from the beginning, I love how their lives have melded. I remember when Jeffery was killed...I thought I would never get over it. I am so glad Sara and Trent found each other. This story is fabulous...I never think Karen Slaughter's next book can ever be as good as the last but they are.


    Have you listened to any of Kathleen Early’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I love Kathleen Early's narration, she does an awesome job with all the characters male and female. I don't know if it would be the same without her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Undercover terror for Wil Trent!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Pam Sturgess Laguna Niguel, CA 10-08-13
    Pam Sturgess Laguna Niguel, CA 10-08-13 Member Since 2006
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    "The best Will Trent book yet"
    Would you listen to Unseen again? Why?

    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."


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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