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Publisher's Summary

"Brilliant plotting, relentless suspense," raved the Washington Post. "A new synonym for terror," crowned the Detroit Free Press. The critics agree: no one writes suspense like Karin Slaughter, whose thrillers featuring medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, have propelled her to the top of best seller lists the world over. Now Slaughter fuses her unmatched grasp of forensic science and a mastery of complex relationships in a riveting tale of faith, doubt, and murder.

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods, then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case.

Lena Adams is one of them. A Grant County detective for years, she has her own reasons for being drawn to this case and a fierce drive to see justice done. For these three people, who have each seen the darkest side of human nature, the body of the murdered girl is but the first in a series of shocking and sordid revelations.

Now, as Jeffrey and Sara narrow the field of suspects, they must confront their own doubts and indiscretions, while Lena Adams sees herself reflected in the frightened eyes of a battered woman who may be the key figure in the case. As Faithless builds to a stunning and unforgettable climax, Karin Slaughter masterfully brings together strands of interlocking lives, family secrets, and hidden passions with one astounding truth: the identity of a killer who is more evil and dangerous than anyone could have guessed.

©2006 Karin Slaughter; (P)2006 Books on Tape

Critic Reviews

"A compulsively readable narrative." (Booklist)
"Slaughter's fifth Grant County case offers tough love, suspenseful spadework and life-affirming vigor." (Publishers Weekly)

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Never change a narrator in a series! Audiobook 101

What disappointed you about Faithless?

New narrator!

What do you think your next listen will be?

Done with the series now

Any additional comments?

It ruins a book. If the narrator changes I'm struggling to connect with the new person. It's annoying and a horrible experience. I never ask for a refund unless they change the narrator. It's like your favorite TV show then one day and the characters change with the same name/same plot. It's bad business and your asking for negative feedback. All that hard work writing a book I would typical enjoy if you kept the narrator. Shaking head.

13 of 14 people found this review helpful

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Great story....Awful narration

What did you love best about Faithless?

I enjoy Karin Slaughter's writing, but I thought the narration of Clarinda Ross was terrible. I don't think I will be able to listen to any other books that she "performs". Her affected accents were horrible. I have enjoyed this series up until this book.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clarinda Ross?

Kathleen Early. She did a fantastic job in the first books.

14 of 16 people found this review helpful

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Terrible narrator

Horrible Narrator!!!!!
Never allow this narrator again. Couldn't listen over five minutes. Returning book for a credit!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not worth the two credits

I don't understand why this one was worth two credits. The book was good, but definitely not as good as "Triptych". It was not filled with as many twists as "Triptych", nor did it have the same character interdependency. After reading "Triptych", "Faithless" was a bit of a disappointment.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • W. Sherer
  • Madison, WI United States
  • 11-29-15

New narrator!

Would you be willing to try another one of Clarinda Ross’s performances?

No. Terrible narration-really unnatural inflection of words and phrases. Terrible job voicing the men. Her narration really grated.

Any additional comments?

It's like when TV shows replace a character with a new actor. After listening to all the previous books in this series narrated by Kathleen Early I just couldn't get used to a new narrator. As if it wasn't bad enough to change the narrator in the middle of a series, the one they chose was terrible. Wish I had read this book instead of listening to it.

10 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Missing elements

This could have been a really good book had there not been a lot of gaps. I think for an unabridged reading the author could have gotten more indepth with the pasts of two of the women characters. I don't want to say which ones but anyone preparing to listen or who has already listened will understand.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • FAH
  • Daytona beach
  • 09-05-16

Horrible narration

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The story is ok but the narrator is horrible.

What do you think your next listen will be?

The next book in the grant county series

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Clarinda Ross?

Kathleen Early

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Kathleen Early narrated the first four books in the series. She should have continued with this one also.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Carletta
  • Chattanooga, TN, United States
  • 05-01-16

Bad Narrator

The story line was good, but the Narrator made it hard to listen to. They should of NEVER changed Narrators in the middle of a series.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Did not like Clarinda Ross

I thought Clarinda's voice was to hick-ish for the classy Sara Linton. Sara sounded like she was a hefty male football player that lived in a trailer and smoked 3 packs a day.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Terrible Narration!!!!

Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Clarinda Ross?

I love Karin Slaughter's books and was really looking forward to finishing the Grant County series but the narration for Faithless is TERRIBLE. Never, ever change a narrator in the middle of the series. I had a hard time connecting with the characters even though I already had in the other books. Clarinda is so flat and her accents are horrendous.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful