Now it's up to Will Trent, an agent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, to pick up the pieces before they completely fall apart.
Thus begins this shattering thriller from one of the genre's undisputed masters, guaranteed to hold listeners in its twisted thrall.
©2008 Karin Slaughter; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Heartpounding....Raw energy...[plus] a pair of complex and deeply flawed heroes, will leave readers clamouring for the next installment." (Publishers Weekly)
i thoroughly enjoyed this book, in fact I didn't want to finish it too quickly. I took small bites so I could savor each moment.
I read so I can write
This is a mystery. It is fiction. That means it should hold your interest and entertain. As a mystery there should be some things to guess about.
All that said, this is an excellent mystery. The subject matter is very offensive. Pedophilia is offensive. Rape and murder are offensive. If you buy books that are mystery/thrillers about rape and murder you can't complain that the material is offensive.
The investigators in this series are in truth some rather odd ball characters, but so was Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. It is how well the mystery was developed that matters and how much the book keeps you guessing. This one does just fine.
Phil Gigante is one of the better narrators of audio books and does a fine job with this one. His accents are not over done as were the accents by the narrator of Triptych, so his narration carries the story rather than detracting from it.
Boy, what a waste of money. I had listened/read other books by this author that I liked, so picked some others for my wishlist. What a complete waste of time and money. grrrrrr I really wish they had some sort of rating or content warning for these books, especially since you can't "thumb through" the pages, and the short sample isn't gonna include the worst language/scenes. There was so much profanity, crudeness and vulgarity throughout, I couldn't even ff through it enough to find a suitable part.
I personally don't listen to books over again...but was well worth the read!
Great twists and turns, some well guided strains between relationships of the characters involved- always bringing light to the depth and past occurances that make each individual who they are.
Wonderful story teller, love how audible brings more depth to characters!
A parents worst nightmare, the struggles and the saviors....
Not only was the story cheesey-bad, the narration was even worse. One of the worst books I have ever bought. I could not even finish it, so by the 4th hour I just hit fast forward until I got to the last few minutes and that was that.
Semi retired magazine editor and part time university adjunct instructor who is often distracted by his 10-year-old daughter.
I prefer my mystery/thrillers to have fictional, larger-than-life characters. This book had none. Their absence took away from what was otherwise a pretty good story. The only character who showed any moxie was Bernard the bad guy. Amanda had promise, but she was pretty much a minor character. Trent was pathetic. Mitchell just a little better. I hope Lee Child comes out with another Jack Reacher novel real soon. I need a fix.
Yes. Lots of twists and turns.
I am glad I have started with this series.
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I just wish there was a list on the order of the books. Other than that LOVE it.
but it kept my interest.
The entire book is watching the investigation - a police procedural. The suspense is wondering if the kidnaped victim is alive and if they can find her or save her. When two witnesses were questioned by the police, they did not tell what they knew. That was frustrating because it delayed things. When they eventually told a day or so later, the investigation speeded in new directions. I was angry at the witnesses. They were minor characters. Their reasons for withholding information were not interesting.
I liked the endings for the bad guys.
Will the investigator has a brain problem similar to dyslexia. He can’t read or write. He uses voice recorders and other things to compensate. I enjoyed the way Will’s brain was weak in one way, but stronger than normal in others. He had amazing perception and intuition for investigating.
Phil Gigante was good, above average. But his voice for females was off - too high pitched.
Genre: crime mystery
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