Special Agent Faith Mitchell returns home to a nightmare. Her baby daughter Emma has been locked outside, and there's a trail of blood to the front door.
Without waiting for back-up, Faith enters the house. Inside a man lies dead in a pool of blood. Most worrying of all, her mother is missing.
When the Atlanta police arrive, Faith has some difficult questions to answer. But she has some desperate questions of her own. What were the killers searching for? And where is her mother?
Suspended from duty, Faith turns to her work partner, Will Trent. Together he and Sara Linton must piece together the fragments of a brutal and complicated case, and catch a vicious murderer with only one thing on his mind.
To keep on killing until the truth is finally revealed.
At the start of Slaughter's gripping third novel to combine characters from her two Georgia-based series (after Broken), Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Faith Mitchell arrives at the Atlanta house of her widowed mother, Evelyn, to find serious trouble: her mother, a retired police captain, is missing; a dead man is lying on the laundry room floor; and an Asian man is holding her mother's pistol to a Hispanic man's head in Evelyn's bedroom. More violence follows. Faith's partner, Will Trent, tries to gather clues without stepping on any jurisdictional toes in the ensuing investigation, but Will fears that Evelyn's kidnapping is tied to a corruption scandal involving Evelyn's past as a narcotics officer, an angle he knows Faith doesn't want to consider. Will's deepening friendship with Dr. Sara Linton, currently working in an Atlanta E.R. and one of the few people able to crack his protective shell, adds depth. Family biological, professional, and everything in between plays a key role in a thriller sure to please Slaughter's many fans.
Good Crime Thriller
I have read several books by Karin Slaughter & have enjoyed them all. It is best to read her books as a series & in sequence.
I liked "Fallen" a lot. The narrative was action packed, very violent, it focused on relationships (family, friends, love & hatred) & I felt a lot of suspense when reading it.
In "Fallen" Karin Slaughter focuses on character development. Whilst reading it I learnt a lot of new things about the characters Will Trent, Amanda Wagner & Faith Mitchell who she regularly focuses upon in her crime writing. In her future books, I think I will be able to enjoy them more, because I will have a greater understanding of their personalities, motives and life history when she writes about them. In addition, "Fallen"acts as a conduit and finally manages to successfully combine the characters from Karin Slaughters previous books together into one credible story.
If you read "Fallen", I hope you enjoy it too.
One of those books it's hard to put down.
I have read this book several times and it only gets better.. You have created a love story from two so very different people and made it beautiful..
And within that you gave a wonderful story with so many elements of human beings and our depravaties...
Thank you for your story telling, please don't think of killing anyone of these wonderful characters, you have made them larger than life..