The later books in the series get better. There is more details thrown in about the characters lives, the material is black as some say, but the book..Show More »s are pageturners, or the audible recordings make you want to continue to listen.
Another solid story from this wonderful author. Not a home run, but a double at least!
My grandmother was a house mother at an Orphanage in ..Show More »SC and my sister and I spent a week every summer there. For Will Trent, the stigma and experiences of growing up an orphan in various foster homes and a children's home both shape and haunt him. It's an extremely accurate work of fiction.
Equally fascinating is Trent's dyslexia, how it hinders and helps him as an investigator. Slaughter does a great job with this throughout the entire series.
The mystery here revolves around the murder of two young adults and the kidnapping of another girl. The police have to find her before she is killed. This is where Slaughter is masterful. She knows how procedure and the law work for criminals and against victims.
Phil Gigante does a good job on narration. At first his tone grated on me, but in the end I was completely engrossed in the story, a certain sign of great writing and great narration.
Love the books, great series.....but I was disappointed to listen to Broken before Undone. Read/listen to Undone first. Broken happens after the Undon..Show More »e novel. After reading Triptych and Fractured, I was excited to start Broken. Right from the beginning, I felt like I missed a book. I went back to the series list, just to make sure I downloaded the right book. Audible, please fix. Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken. Starting Criminal now.
It's safe to say this is not my favorite in the Will Trent series, but by no means do I regret this purchase. Few writers have the skill to create cha..Show More »racters so engrossing you feel like they are family. Two other great authors who happen to be my favorites, James Lee Burke and Jo Nesbo, share Slaughter's remarkable gift of story telling. But I can't imagine knowing anyone like Dave Robicheaux, Clete Purcell or Harry Hole.
Will Trent and the whole cast of characters in this series are complex and intriguing. I just don't tire of listening. Continuing on my baseball analogy, Broken is another double. Criminal= home run Unseen= home run Triptych= home run Undone= double Fallen= sacrifice fly
Several months ago I wrote a review of "Criminal," the 6th book in the Will Trent series, calling it the best of the series so far. It turns out that..Show More » I may have made a slight misstatement. You see, I had read "Criminal" out of order. I had not at that time listened to "Fallen." Now I have to amend my statement to say that "Criminal" is ONE of the best of the series. "Fallen" is the other best book of the series.
In "Fallen," Slaughter began the process of revealing the history of the generation of women who were the first female detectives on the Atlanta police force, a process which was continued in "Criminal." The plot centers on the kidnapping and torture of Faith Mitchell's mother, a retired high-ranking detective. As things develop, the reader, along with Faith, Will, and others, learn more about the history of Faith and her mother, and her mother's contemporaries in the Atlanta PD and the State Police. And this development of back story provides an excellent background for a reading of "Criminal," the next book of the series.
Like all of Karin Slaughter's Will Trent books, the story is taut, gripping, and sometimes gutwrenching. She makes you really care and worry about the characters. And she keeps many of the plot developments well hidden until they burst into sight. These books make for a tense, sometimes bloody, but enjoyable read.
Shannon Chochran does an excellent job of narration.
I love Karin Slaughter's books and think it would be impossible for her to write badly, but this one didn't grab me. Maybe it is the focus on differe..Show More »nt characters than is the norm. Maybe it is the setting of gangs in Atlanta. Maybe it is the fact that some characters made me feel repulsed. Maybe it is the rather confusing plot. Maybe it is a mix of all of those plus the fact the narrator's delivery in a high pitched perky voice. I didn't hate this one but didn't love it either.
Karin Slaughter's latest is another jaw dropping hit. The story contains complex characters and relationships that are poignant, entertaining and re..Show More »alistic. 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.