The past will always find you. A woman is found brutally murdered in a sordid Atlanta apartment. Her blood-soaked body bears a startling similarity to a woman found dead almost 40 years earlier. Soon Special Agent Will Trent finds himself returning to the home he grew up in - and a past that could hold the clue to the killings....
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"The best Will Trent novel yet from the aptly named American." (Picked as one of the Telegraph's top ten crime books to take on holiday)
"Karin Slaughter has carved a career out of thriller writing... her prolific sales have seen her on the best-seller lists for more than a decade. She has brought to life a murderer whose depravities will test even the hardest of hearts." (Press Association )
Am a huge fan of Karin's work and liked how the relationship between Sara Linton and Will Trent has developed throughout the series. This book follows on from her last book Fallen. This book filled in the gaps of the backgrounds of some of the main characters, Will, Amanda, Angie. I loved this book especially finding out about Will's father but I won't spoil it for you. I wasn't too keen on the narrator when she did Fallen but I have to say she was much much better narrating Criminal. Looking forward to the next one!
It explained the reasons why Will is like he is but also a different side to Amanda you never expected that also explained why she too is like she is.. The story fills in the background details that you needed to know about how everyone was really connected. I liked the parallel story line as well. It made me love Will even more.
When you find out that Amanda had maternal instincts for Will and that she had helped to shape his future and that his partner's Mum Evelyn, also knew him long before her daughter partnered up with him.
When Amanda went to the jailhouse to confront the pimp as a rookie cop and when she maintained a lie to protect Will.
When Will revisited his old children's home and he was remembering some of the good times he had with the lady who ran the home and how he did dangerous things with Angie as a child.
It was a real tear jerker but you couldn't put it down. An excellent book
I am a big fan of Karin Slaughter and really enjoyed this book. Will Trent is a detective who was brought up in a string of foster homes, not all good. This book continues his story and we learn all about his parents, whilst he is trying to solve a murder. Looking forward to the next instalment!
I like book that run in a series as you can get to know the characters really well.
I was not inspired to keep listening, it did not capture my imagination. Very slow to get going, too slow. disappointing after earlier books.
Love to read and listen to books, can't get enough. like to try new author's as well you never know a good new writer may be a read away.
I love all the Will Trent books but this was a little hard to get into. The reader was great and realised at the end it needed to keep going back in time to 1975, however it was a little annoying at first, and difficult to follow. By the middle you understood what was going on more. And as it went on it got better and better. So by the end it was great and can't wait for the next one. Just hope you sort Angie out and Sara can just relax for a change kowing she isn't going to keep poping back in Will's life.
I've read a few of the books in this series and this didn't disappoint. As always with her books, the author lays down layer after layer of story, keeping the reader guessing till the end.
I think this is a book better devoured in large slices rather than small ones - I found that reading a bit here and a bit there made the complexities harder to follow, and meant I was using the rewind button quite often.
Nonetheless, a very engaging read.
This is the first Karin Slaughter book I have read. I wasn’t disappointed. I normally read James Patterson but was looking for a new author. The plot was exciting from start to finish. I will have to get the rest of the Will Trent series of books and hope they are all as brilliant as this one.
I have read and enjoyed all of the books in the series and this latest one definitely dies not disappoint! It delves into the past of Will Trent and his boss and keeps you guessing until the end.
I really enjoy all of Karin Slaughters books. The pace is good, the story flows and splitting between the two time periods works well. If you're a fan of the Will Trent and Sara Linton novels you'll love it. Lots of information about Will's past and why he was in an orphanage. Gritty and honest. Check it out.
Yes the constant back to the past and to present jumpings
The last hour of the book
Clear, soothening and yet firm voice
Quite a lot of characters, hence need to pick on memory, to recollect who is who. Which is not very soothing for an audiobook.
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