Books|| Karin Slaughter Criminal & Unseen

17 October 2014


"The past will always find you...
A woman is found brutally murdered in a sordid Atlanta apartment.
Her blood-soaked body bears a startling similarity to a woman found dead almost 40 years earlier.
Soon Special Agent Will Trent finds himself returning to the home he grew up in. And a past that could hold the clue to the killings …"

I love Karin Slaughter and I have read the whole series before now & I cried when a certain someone died and I'm not sure I'll ever get over it. I love the characters in these books and you go through the emotions with them. 

This book wasn't one of my favourites of hers because it kept switching between past & present and every time I got my head around which time we were in it switched again but that could have just been my brain fog. Once you can get past that its great because it gives so much back story for a couple of the characters which explains so much about who they are as a person. It also shows how different policing was back in the 70s. 

The murders are pretty brutal and Karin Slaughters books are never for the squeamish but it was so gripping I struggled to put it down as usual. It keeps you hooked until the last page. 

"Special Agent Will Trent has something to hide.
Something he doesn’t want Dr Sara Linton – the woman he loves – to find out.
He’s gone undercover in Macon, Georgia and put his life at risk. And he knows Sara will never forgive him if she discovers the truth.
But when a young Macon patrolman is shot and left for dead Sara is forced to confront the past and a woman she hoped never to see again. And without even knowing it, she becomes involved in the same case Will is working on.
Soon both of their lives are in danger"

I think I preferred this one to Criminal as it had more of Sara in. It also has an old character in who I have mixed emotions about. I want to feel sorry for her but I also dislike her and my feelings towards her switched with every chapter. There is a lot of heartache and more of the past is bought up and you see the characters grow. It's a pretty tense book with Will being undercover and constantly finding more danger to put himself in. There aren't as many gruesome murders in this book as it's more about the character relationships and the mission and there's a plot twist towards the end that I did not see coming. Don't start this if you're busy because you won't get anything done.

Have you read any of the series?

Beth...x

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