Faith Mitchell's mother isn't answering her phone.
Her front door is open. There's a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother's house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.
He feels it in his gut. Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
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Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and he is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation, until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons.
Decades before - when Will's father was imprisoned for murder - this was his home To the surveillance cameras and bored staff of the Lil' Dixie Gas-n-Go, however, Will appears to besome one very different - the menacing ex-con Bill Black. Going undercover as Bill, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent is about to infiltrate the most corrupt town in the most corrupt county in the new American South. Bill Black is a scary guy: In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend.
They think Bill might be a useful ally. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton - the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk. It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career.
He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor - the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete - a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers.
Will Trent 12 books in series. You think he'd do that for you? I really love her character. Faith pumped the shotgun with one hand as she walked toward the carport. The action made a satisfying tha-thunk that echoed against the concrete. In a single fluid motion, the stock was against her shoulder, the barrel straight in front of her. There is still a veil of mystery around her character, but we are definitely getting more and more clues about who she really is underneath all of that bravado.
So, on to book 6! Jan 19, Patrick rated it it was amazing. Can this author tell a story? I can easily say you're damn skippy she can. There was more content and dialogue packed in 5 than the others I've read in this series. Same cast of characters though I'm telling yo Can this author tell a story? I'm telling you and as usual with Ms. Slaughter's novels I didn't see last few chapters coming or going. I guess I didn't venture into the seedier areas of the city, guess that's why I'm able to live and breathe and attempt to review her books.
Enjoy this series at your own risk, it usually takes me a day or two to fully absorb each one in this series. Especially tough listening at work Karin Slaughter is my favorite go-to author for brain-candy police procedural reading. Her plots are fast-paced and interesting and her characters are so well-written. You may not like all of them and they may frustrate the hell out of you, but you are not bored by them.
I have been waiting forever for this book to become available. I read it pretty much in 24 hours.
It was so good. The plot is very good and kept me reading till 1 am this morning despite the fact that I had to be up at 6am for Karin Slaughter is my favorite go-to author for brain-candy police procedural reading. The plot is very good and kept me reading till 1 am this morning despite the fact that I had to be up at 6am for work. It's a pretty good plot because I thought it was about one thing, but in fact it's about something else entirely and I didn't really suspect the twist until I got within 20 pages or so of the end.
I really like Will Trent. He is the most intriguing, complex, and frustrating character I've been interoduced to in a long time aside from the Dragon Tattoo's Lisbeth Salander. I like how the beginning romance between Sara and Will was written--so subtle, but important and moving. This is a great book; a very satisfying read.
I'm definitely looking forward to her next novel. Love Karin slaughter books but wasn't keen on this storyline but still a good read. Apr 28, Hollis rated it it was amazing Recommended to Hollis by: Seeing her character be more than the hardass chick with the brutal barbs was fascinating.
And her backstory was something else, too. So much of this was hard earned. So much of it isn't over. So much of it was beautiful while simultaneously ripping my heart out. I can't help but award it all the stars because of that. Even if so much of it made me want to burn down the world, too.. Even if the rest of the books end up being a disappointment I don't think they will but I'm trying to prove a point here! Thank you to my Slaughterthon ladies for holding my hand through this one and putting up with countless screenshots and voice memos. I'm sure there's a lot more still to come.
Another book passed on by my Mother In law, and frankly I must have upset her recently in some way. This was amazingly disappointing for a Karin Slaughter book. Previous books of hers have torn along at a frantic pace, real page turners, but this felt like a plodding old horse, crying out to be put out of it's misery. Normally the plots are rivetting and unfold in unexpected ways.
This felt like a non-story from start to finish. It was clear that the missing mother was alive, and was likely to rem Another book passed on by my Mother In law, and frankly I must have upset her recently in some way. It was clear that the missing mother was alive, and was likely to remain that way, so no tension created. The story limps along from one murder to the next, with none of the characters dying having any emotional tie in to the reader. I'm used to having one unlikeable character in a Slaughter book Lena Adams springs to mind easily in this regard but this offering had them by the bus load.
This made it even harder to buy into a poorly plotted book. There are some great Karin Slaughter books out there, but this isn't one of them. I'm hoping this is a deviation from the normally sparkling offerings. May 24, Wendy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Loved re-reading this 5th book in her "Will Trent" series! View all 3 comments. Aug 16, Elise Moto rated it liked it. To tell the truth, with this one I found myself yawning over the detailed forensics and skipping all of it to get to what is most interesting, which is Will and Sara's relationship.
I found myself losing interest in the main plot, which was the disappearance of Faith's mother. I think my thing is characters, not forensics and procedures. As mentioned regarding other books in this series, Slaughter has done an about-turn with Angie, suddenly portraying her as a 'bee-atch' who delights in pushing To tell the truth, with this one I found myself yawning over the detailed forensics and skipping all of it to get to what is most interesting, which is Will and Sara's relationship.
As mentioned regarding other books in this series, Slaughter has done an about-turn with Angie, suddenly portraying her as a 'bee-atch' who delights in pushing Will's pain buttons and ridiculing him. I don't like this sudden one-dimensional portrayal of a character who was multi-layered and sympathetic in book 1 Triptych, which by now is the best book in the series.
This is what happens with series. You can't please all of your readers, and I'm starting to get disenchanted with this one. But I still love to see Will throw off his chains that would be Angie and embrace a new love, and allow himself to be treated with respect. In a way, Sara is not only his lover but the good parent he never had. He seems like such a nice guy. Plus, as Sara noted, he has the most gorgeous legs she's ever seen on a man. Fallen 4 Stars In the aftermath of a deadly home invasion in which her mother is abducted, GBI agent Faith Mitchell is forced to confront some harsh truths about her own past and that of her parents.
Soon Faith, together with her partner Will Trent and Dr.
Sara Linton, begins to uncover a web of lies and deceit that goes back twenty years to a fateful decision that will change the lives of everyone involved forever. With her excellent balance between fast-paced plotting and captivating character d Fallen 4 Stars In the aftermath of a deadly home invasion in which her mother is abducted, GBI agent Faith Mitchell is forced to confront some harsh truths about her own past and that of her parents.
With her excellent balance between fast-paced plotting and captivating character development, Karin Slaughter is a first-class writer. While the eventual plot twist becomes quite obvious at a certain point, the mystery surrounding Evelyn Mitchell's kidnapping is engrossing and the investigation is action packed. However, it is the focus on Will's relationships with the women in his life that is the true highlight of the book. Whether it be standing up to Amanda's passive-aggressive intimidation, putting a stop to Angie's malicious machinations, solidifying his partnership with Faith, or taking the first tentative steps toward a significant relationship with Sara, Will is finally taking the necessary steps to secure the future that he wants for himself.
Speaking of Will and Sara's romance, their interactions are both charming and frustrating. It is obvious to one and all that they are a perfect match, yet they will have to overcome their own insecurities and inhibitions in order to truly be together. All in all, a supremely satisfying read and I look forward to continuing on to the next one. My Musings I normally give 5 Star ratings to really great fiction - i. And the Will Trent Series is the only series that I've started that I put the newer novels aside to read each book in order; I usually read series after finding a novel that catches my eye beginning with the novel I re My Musings I normally give 5 Star ratings to really great fiction - i.
And the Will Trent Series is the only series that I've started that I put the newer novels aside to read each book in order; I usually read series after finding a novel that catches my eye beginning with the novel I read, then move to the next and next until I'm all caught up before going back to the beginning. So it is very unusual for me to start from the beginning of a series, and I'm so glad that I did. Karin Slaughter is one of those authors that a reader can't put down. Her skill at building suspense is impressive.
And she has that Southern Writer thing going on - she tells a damned good story, has strong but flawed characters, and has that Southern Gothic element in all of the books I've read by her. Slaughter also knows how to keep a reader turning pages. She doesn't throw out many clues, but throws twists and turns in places I as a reader find exiting and entertaining.
I never really know who the bad guy is until the last 50 pages and I'm always surprised at the villain's motive. But one little minute complaint: Summary Agent Faith Mitchell is late. Her seminar went longer than she expected. She's tried to reach her mother but Evelyn's cell phone goes straight to voice mail and the land line is busy. Faith's cop instincts kick to high gear, especially when she see's Blood on Evelyn Mitchell's back door. She finds her 4 month old daughter locked in the shed and her mother's gun safe is open, partially hiding Emma. Ignoring the order to wait for backup, Mitchell unlocks her car trunk and gets her Rifle.
Its click is deafening, since the song playing inside the house has stopped. But why would her mother have Back in Black playing at full blast, rather than the familiar Beatles songs Evelyn loves so much?
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Faith doesn't know or really care. She wants her mother and daughter and will kill the person or persons that harmed either one. In the kitchen, blood is everywhere.
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Blood droplets lead down the hall. Each room is turned upside down - furniture is ripped, broken, and turned over. Faith is feeling nauseous and afraid. The one on the floor looks as battered as does the room. But what is odd is that the guy that spoke those words isn't looking at Faith. His attention is on the kneeling guy and his gun is at the his partner's head. One is Hispanic, the other is Asian. Faith pulls the trigger and the Hispanic's head explode. Hawaiian shirt scrambles to his feet and jumps out the window with Faith closely on his heels.
As he shoots toward Mrs Johnson's granddaughters, Faith drops him cleanly with her rifle. Cops pull Faith off of Hawaiian shirt, she's in shock and going into an insulin shock too. She needs her partner, Will Trent, and the trauma doctor, Sara Linton. Could Will Trent have been right those few years ago when he sent Captain Mitchell's whole squad to jail?
Is her mother the dirty cop Will believes she is? Evelyn's kidnapping leaves more questions than answers, and Faith is now a victim, a witness, and possibly a suspect. She may have to find Evelyn Mitchell on her own, conducting her own investigation parallel to that of Amanda Wagner and Will Trent. But is Faith ready to face the answers she find? The thin Blue Line is powerful, and corruption of that powerful blue line may be thinner than Faith has ever imagined it to be. Seemed like a long way to go for the results but I liked seeing the relationship between Sara and Will develop.
Jul 05, Carolyn rated it it was amazing Shelves: Another edge-of-your seat read! I'm staying up WAY past my bedtime to read these. Apr 25, Maria Alejandra rated it really liked it. Enviciada totalmente con esta serie. Aug 20, Larry Bassett rated it really liked it Shelves: Book number five of the Will Trent series starts out with several bangs: At the end of the last book she had a baby girl. That baby is now four months old bringing the bodies from the last book chronologically very close to the bodies in this book.
Will Trent needs more rest time between murders so he can sort out his relationship with his wife Angie Book number five of the Will Trent series starts out with several bangs: Will Trent needs more rest time between murders so he can sort out his relationship with his wife Angie who makes one of her erratic appearances to complicate a budding relationship with Dr. Sara Linton who has also popped again since she is sharing the city of Atlanta with Will.
Evidently the city is not big enough to allow them to live separate lives. Maybe it was because I just read the prior book so the reminders of previous material was more repetitious than useful. Karin Slaughter plots are complicated so getting a new reader up to speed takes quite a bit of explaining. Major actors in this play: All these characters appear in other books in the series. This suggested reading order is from GR member Wendy Darling http: These two books can be read in order concurrently with the above, but read them before you read the third batch.
Triptych Fractured Will Trent Series: She gets my heart racing and adrenaline flowing. But what frame of mind do I have to be in to enjoy one of her books? At the same time I am feeling the intensity I must not being taking it all that seriously. I have to remember that this is fiction and far-fetched fiction at that. Remember that you need to use your imagination! What kind of serious essay questions could be constructed about Fallen?
What significant character in the book is the most unlikely? What do the dogs in the story represent? What minor character would you like to know more about and why? What are examples of some of the content of the book that taught you something about police procedures? Were there any morals to this story? Can you find any examples of GR reviews that raise these or other serious questions? Is there any reason to take this book seriously?
I will leave you to puzzle these questions out and create your own. I am feeling entertained so I am giving Fallen four stars Leaning toward five but not quite there and am looking forward to reading this entire series — even if I am not reading them in the correct order. But I am ready to have Slaughter create another group of characters.
What more needs to be said? Aug 29, Stephen Clynes rated it it was amazing. So starts this novel in the Georgia series of crime thrillers from Karin Slaughter. I have read a total of 5 novels from Karin and each one is a stand alone book, so you do not have to read them in a sequence. Karin is a very popular top selling American author and she bangs out a new novel each year. I like her writing style where she bombards the reader with tonnes of information that supports an intelligent and very involved plot.
She is very good with forensics and Police procedure. Karin also has a powerful knack to describe feelings to the reader so very well. Until then, the inmates were on twenty-three-hour lockdown, which meant that but for one hour a day, they were confined to their cells.
No cigarettes, coffee, or soda were allowed. They could buy only one newspaper a week. No books were allowed, not even the Bible. There were no TVs. There was a yard, but inmates were allowed out only three days a week, and that was weather permitting and only for whatever time was left on their one hour day. Only long-term residents were allowed visitors, and then it was in a room that was halved by a metal mesh that required you to yell to be heard over the voices of the other visitors. I enjoyed reading Fallen, it was a very entertaining and thrilling read.
It is a great story to run with as a daily read. Karin is in the top league of authors for crime thrillers and this book is a comfortable read that does not disappoint. I can find nothing wrong with this novel, so I will vote it the top score of 5 stars and look forward to reading her next novel called criminal in the Georgia series. Jan 03, Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Late picking up her infant daughter at her mother's house, Georgia Bureau of Investigations Agent Faith Mitchell is shaken by what she finds.
There is a hostage situation inside the house. Her infant daughter is locked in the shed. Her mother, retired police captain Evelyn Mitchell, is missing. We learn that Evelyn Mitchell once supervised a group of narcotics officers Late picking up her infant daughter at her mother's house, Georgia Bureau of Investigations Agent Faith Mitchell is shaken by what she finds. We learn that Evelyn Mitchell once supervised a group of narcotics officers who were arrested for corruption.
It is believed by some that Evelyn knew what was happening with her team and may have been part of it. As Will and Amanda piece together clues as to who took her and why Evelyn was kidnapped, Faith tries to hold her family together against outside threats. This book started out with a bang. I found the mystery complex with lots of red herrings.
But what always makes a Karin Slaughter book a winner is her characters. Both Faith and Will have had a tough past. Faith is a single mother who is trying to keep her kids out of danger. Will is dealing with issues from his days growing up in an orphanage. He is falling for Dr. Sara Linton and wants to be with her, but his past and his wife are standing in the way.
Another interesting character in this series is Amanda. Her half-truths and outright lies really make it hard for Will to figure out what is actually happening. I'm waiting for the day he tells her where to go. I have to say I love Will and Sara's developing relationship and am having a real hard time with Angie and her manipulations. I can't imagine what things she is going to do to keep Will in her life. View all 4 comments. Aug 22, Janie Johnson rated it it was amazing Shelves: I have been reading this series for a few months now and I have enjoyed all of the books I have read so far and this one is no different.
This could be my favorite so far in the series, and I look forward to the rest of the books and any that may be written in the future. In this installment we have Faith who goes to her mother's house and sees that things are not what they usually are when the front door is open and a bloody handprint in on the door. Her mother has been abducted, and it is up to I have been reading this series for a few months now and I have enjoyed all of the books I have read so far and this one is no different.
Her mother has been abducted, and it is up to her and Will to find out why. I love these books so much.
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Each has a different mystery to solve, while we watch our characters develop through each story. I love how they are so engaging and easy to read. I just get so easily wrapped up in the story that I feel as though I am there in the middle of things. The authors uses great imagery throughout the story to keep readers totally enthralled. I did not expect the wrap up that I got with this installment and I loved the added drama. The characters are brilliant and so well developed. I feel as though I know them personally. Will is definitely my favorite of all of them. He is so gritty and flawed you can't help but love the effort he puts out to get through each obstacle in his life, such as his maniacal wife and the fact that he is dyslexic to boot.
There are also plenty of characters to hate as well. All of them are amazing. I can recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery series wrote by a strong female author. All of the books are so well done. I look forward to the rest of the series. Videos About This Book. Published in countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter.
Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programing. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television. Other books in the series. Will Trent 8 books.