Karin Slaughter’s new thriller is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses forty years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man’s deepest secrets.
Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will 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…
Flash back nearly forty years: In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is taking her first steps in the boy’s club that is the Atlanta police department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city’s worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner Evelyn are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made. Now the case that launched Amanda’s career has suddenly come back to life, and it is intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will’s birth and parentage.
Each will need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed on Atlanta today.
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Slaughter's Best Yet
I'm not typically a thriller reader/listener, but someone recommended Karin Slaughter to me awhile back and now I can't get enough. Her writing is so intelligent and her subjects so well-researched, yet also manages to scare the bejesus out of the reader. Criminal is a gripping story, set in 1960s Atlanta, juxtaposed with the present. Even if you aren't a thriller reader, this story is a must-read for its insights into the lives of the first women (and African-Americans) in the Atlanta Police force. Kathleen Early does an excellent job with the narration, giving the story a Southern feel without making her accents too twangy or drawly. Definitely one to listen to many times over!
Couldn't stop listening!!!
I loved this book! Reader was great! Story was intense! Highly recommend!
enjoyed this book very much
I looked forward to getting in my car and listening to this book each day... The narrator had a pleasant voice and was animated in the characters. I liked the story line and all of the familiar characters from Ms Slaughters books. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a interesting read that enjoys her books or a good detective story.