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!
I was not inspired to keep listening, it did not capture my imagination. Very slow to get going, too slow. disappointing after earlier books.
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.
Amanda Wagner takes the lead in this gripping book that fills in Will Trent's back story. Slaughter loves to concoct violent and disturbing murders, and this story does not disappoint. Jennifer Woodward is again excellent in her narration and brings the characters to life.
I can't wait 'til the next one.
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