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Summary

The number one Sunday Times best seller! 

She might be the first victim, but she won’t be the last. 

Three...A woman is abducted in front of her child. 

Two...A month later, a second is taken in explosive circumstances. 

One...But the web is bigger and darker than anyone could imagine. The clock is ticking to uncover the truth. 

©2019 Karin Slaughter (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A suspense-laden thriller...will keep you up into the small hours." (Good Housekeeping

"Prepare for a rollercoaster ride, Slaughter is back with a vengeance." (Woman

"Fans will rejoice as popular characters Will Trent and Sara Linton make an explosive comeback." (Woman’s Weekly

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Poor Narration

The story was another good installment of Will and Sarah. What spoilt it for me was poor narration.

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Story spoiled by reader.

Narrator read the story badly and spoiled what might have been a very good book.

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Annoying narrator

the ridiculously overacted voices were tedious but the story was great. Very harrowing even by KS standards

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Far too repetitive

No wonder this book is so long. Each character's viewpoint is repeated , but in almost identical narrative. So the book should only have been half as long . I gave up on chapter three , this was so annoying . Can't understand the race reviews. A wasted credit.!.

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OKish

I kept losing concentration, while listening to this audiobook. That possibly tells a tale.

The story’s mostly OK. The infelicities of Ms Slaughter’s grammar did get in the way. And I was quite surprised when told that the heroine put a knife in her bra, a knife whose blade was long enough to reach the baddie’s heart when she would stab him in his shoulder. That’s a long blade... and an impossibly massive big bra. Things like that I found broke the willing suspension of disbelief.

Perhaps most people will enjoy this book, without being distracted by the infelicities I found so disturbing.

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Oh dear me, not her best!

Repetitive story from different characters made for a boring story to listen to, in the end I fast forwarded from two thirds through the story until the end just to make sure Will had survived. I did not bother to listen to the part when he went undercover as I just lost interest.

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Not the usual

It was good, but not the usual gory, murder, mystery. Felt like this book and the one before this had the same story pretty much.

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Story OK, but narration on audio was distracting!!

Listened to book within 3 sittings, although first sitting the narration was so irritating, due to male voices sounding so incongruent, I stopped listening for a few weeks in between. I usually read Karin Slaughter's books, this is the first one on audio, I think I will go back to reading them in the future.

A good paced storyline at the start with a sense of tension building, but last few chapters seemed a little rushed, with a few cracks appearing in the storytelling. Overall, not the strongest book within the Will Trent series, but enough to keep me going until the next one!

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The series moves on.

Not the best book in the series, but I enjoyed it. Passed several nights without making me think too hard.

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Who choses the narrators for Karin Slaughter?

I LOVE the Karin Slaughter books but oh dear, the audible books are without exception, all narrated so badly, I can't listen to them. I think in Karin Slaughter's case it's better to stick to the written word

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  • 13-08-19

Terribly narrated

Narrator made so terribly annoying sound, making Sara's mom sound like a horrible fairytale witch. I returned this book purely because I couldn't stand the sound and the fake and disguised accent of the narrator. Horrible horrible choise of narrator.

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  • Anton
  • 27-12-20

Good story, bad narrator

I only got this because the version read by Kathleen Early was unavailable in my region, but this is so bad. Everyones voice is read slower than the story in general, making every character sound stupid.

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  • Roxx
  • 05-06-20

not as convincing as the previous Trent stories

too much of jumping back and forth to the same moment from a different angle. The narrator is perfect when telling the story but almost unbearable when in direct speech. the voices she uses for the different charactes are - exept for Sarah's and Amanda's - ridiculous.

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  • Joan
  • 09-01-20

Not the usual standard Karin Slaughter

This was just not the usual Karin Slaughter standard and I'm a bit disappointed in this story. I cannot put my finger on what exactly was wrong with this book, but I usually devour Karin Slaughter's books and with this one, I was just "meh". It was an interesting story, with a lot of things happening, it was just missing some of the usual suspense. There wasn't much investigation happening, no real evidence were being uncovered, Faith barely featured in this book, and she is my favourite character in this series, perfectly offsetting Will's broodiness in all the stories. I did not really feel the suspense in this story and it did not really do a good job of building up to the final event.

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  • Zilda
  • 11-09-19

All the ingredients were there, except one...

I have long been a fan of Karin Slaughter and have read every book and short story. Ms Slaughter again did not disappoint and I enjoyed the story immensely. It kept me glued to my ear buds.

The only thing that did not work for me, was the narrator. The pitch of her voice was too high for some of the female voices and the attempt at male voices were contrived for the most part. Many of the statements in the storyline, were read as thoughts or musings, which detracted from the suspense the story was building up to.

All in all, great story, poor narrator.