Karin Slaughter writes from a dark, gritty place. And I can't lie...I like it. No way do I want to live in the world she imagines, but it sure is fascinating to read about. I'm always in a state of suspense when I pick up her books. I was excited to see the return of Sara Linton to Slaughter's writings. I realized I wasn't ready for her story to be finished with the end of the Grant County series. And her chemistry with Will Trent is subtle and sweet. Two damaged souls connecting and maybe realizing they've found someone who fills in their empty spots. All I can say is that I've never been so happy for 2 fictional people to meet up as I was with these two.
Looking forward to the next one!
This is without a Doubt her best Book.
If you like an severe murder mystery, this one is for you. I grabbed this audio book for a road trip. Not knowing it was 3rd in a series of Will Trent, detective, series. I liked it. His character is that yummy kind of southern charming, very strong, reliable, yet vulnerable, soft-spoken but does not miss a beat. A good kind of a man to have around. And the murder mystery. Whoosh, kind of breath taking. If you are feint of heart, do not read this book. There are many women killed and tortured in terrible ways, a sexual component to it and pretty fantastic twists. It is rare for me not to be able to solve the who-dun-it....I was shocked by the ending. A 'good-un" if you like this sort of thing. We have officers killed in the line-of-duty, babies everywhere, crack houses, caves, devout christians, Georgio Armani suits and Tickle-Me-Elmo sneakers. Great characters. Twisty captivating story. and a talented audio-actress! No mistake this authors name is Slaughter!
This suspense read starts on page one and keeps you on a continous momentium. I wonder if Will Trent is an actual person used in the book as the details are so compelling. To me this book has the good, the bad and the best in the characters, the crime and the way it's delivered.
If you're looking from a purely evil killer with some hard edged, driven and "intense" Special Agents then you'll enjoy this book, however read "Faithless" & "Fractured" first.
This was my first dive into Slaughter's work and I wish I had read all her previous books. It's not part of a trilogy but the characters are from two of her previous books and I think having some more back ground knowledge and knowing more would've helped me a bit. Especially with it came to the hard edged Special Agent Faith. I found myself more often than not annoyed with her childish behavior and somewhat ignorant attitude. Perhaps if I had known her story more I would've had justification for her action. She still wouldn't have been a favorite of mine but I'd like to at least enjoy her input and views rather than wish she's disappear.
My favorite character of all was Dr. Sara Linton. This didn't surprise me as she had the heart break factor that often sways me. I adored her character and felt like she was the most honest and real character of them all. Her story about losing Jefferey, her husband, was heart breaking and that tugged on my heart-strings. She alone makes me want to pick up Slaughter's book so I can get more of her.
Special Agent Will Trent was also fascinating. The way he's over come various life obstacles to get where he is made his character dynamic and layered. He wasn't your typical handsome SA. Of course some of that love was lost when it came to his estranged wife Angie. Again, I don't know the full back history but not a fan and I felt like it made Will a weaker character. I understand the connection between the two I just hated how shitty she treated him and how he allowed it. I didn't like that Will hasn't realized and embraced his self worth. And on that note I move on before this turns into a group session.
The plot itself was good. I wasn't hooked and addicted until close to the end of the book. I felt like there were times when the plot slowed and I became bored. But when we were in the thick of the investigation or in dark caves I was hooked. Or when Will & Sara had any scenes together I was innately curious. But just when I was sinking into the book we hit a slow part.
All around, I didn't love and I didn't hate this book. I lacked passion for it and that is, in my opinion, worse than hating a book.
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