Author: Karin Slaughter

Audio Review: Fallen & Snatched by Karin Slaughter

Posted January 12, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 8 Comments

Audio Review: Fallen & Snatched by Karin SlaughterFallen by Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #5
Narrator: Shannon Cochran
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on June 21, 2011
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 13 hours, 23 minutes
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads
five-stars
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Georgia Bureau of Investigations Agent Faith Mitchell arrives at her mother's house and finds the front door open and blood on the doorknob. Inside she finds a dead body and a hostage situation unfolding in the other room. However, her mother is nowhere in sight. When the scene turns even deadlier, Faith becomes a suspect and relies on her partner Will Trent and doctor Sara Linton to make sense of what happened at her mother's home.

 

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The story starts with a bang when GBI Agent Faith Mitchell returns to her mother, Evelyn’s home to pick up her infant daughter, Emily, and finds a chilling situation. When the dust settles, the house is a major crime scene and Evelyn is missing. It’s now a race against time to figure out the who, why and where.

 

I couldn’t stop listening to this story, told from many characters’ points of view. It was often difficult to keep up with all of the minor gangsters but it didn’t matter…you knew they were dangerous. One of the highlights was finally getting the truth of Evelyn’s role in her former narcotics team’s dirty activities. Another was Will and Sara’s developing relationship, including his wife Angie. It was as complicated as I’d imagined.

 

The writing, characterizations and storytelling are the finest. It’s really hard resisting the need to jump right into the next book so I won’t. This was just excellent. And, as usual, the narration, this time by Shannon Cochran, was pitch perfect.

 

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This series is so addictive I jumped right into the next book!


 

Audio Review: Fallen & Snatched by Karin SlaughterSnatched by Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #5.5
Narrator: Kathleen Early
on July 1, 2013
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 2 hours, 11 minutes
Source: Library
Audio | Goodreads
four-stars
zero-flames

While in an airport restroom in Atlanta, Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, overhears a girl pleading to go home and knows something is wrong. But he waits too long to act, and now the girl and the angry man she's with have disappeared into the crowds at the busiest passenger airport in the world. After a desperate search, Will calls his supervisor, Amanda Wagner. Will's partner, Faith, immediately sends out an abducted child alert. The entire airport soon grinds to a halt all because Will has a hunch he is certain is true: a young girl has been snatched. And he intends to bring her back.

 

 

 

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GBI Special Agent Will Trent did something to annoy his boss so he’s relegated to monitoring the toilets at the Atlanta airport to trap potential sexual predators. What he inadvertently stumbles upon is a possible child abduction.

 

It may be short but it is riveting. Will races against time to find the little girl whose face he can never forget as he beats himself up for ignoring his first instincts. I enjoyed following him and the team of agents working the situation. There’s no fluff or filler and this story moves.

 

Narrated by Kathleen Early, this was another fine performance and well crafted story in the series. Haven’t read a “miss” yet.

 

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About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.


Audio Review: Fractured by Karin Slaughter

Audio Review: Fractured by Karin Slaughter

Posted October 28, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 5 Comments

    Quick summary Abigail Campano comes home and interrupts what appears to be an intruder who’s apparently murdered her daughter. What transpires next is shocking and extraordinary. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) and Agent Will Trent are ultimately called in when the case extends beyond the reach of the Atlanta Police Department (APD). He’s paired with APD Detective Faith Miller to coordinate the efforts of the two law enforcement groups and for the additional help.   What I loved about the story Faith makes her debut in the story and I loved how her working relationship with Will evolved from nowhere to respect and grudging admiration. They made a great team, especially given Will’s secret dyslexia. I’m looking forward to seeing more of […]


Disturbing! Triptych by Karin Slaughter

Disturbing! Triptych by Karin Slaughter

Posted October 14, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 7 Comments

    I read this before starting the Grant County series and stopped to complete that one because they’re connected by characters introduced in the third book of this series. I’ve now finished Grant County and am resuming this one.   This story is disturbing on so many levels. Aside from the horrific crime, issues regarding the judicial system, law enforcement, pedophilia, children being tried as a adults and incarcerated with violent criminals and parental attitudes towards these children are all addressed rather skillfully.   I found myself challenging some of my beliefs and reinforcing others. A well-written book should make you uncomfortable and this one had me unsettled from start to finish. I’m still thinking about some of the outcomes.


Audio Review: A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter

Audio Review: A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter

Posted September 2, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 4 Comments

    Sarah Linton is called to the scene of an apparent suicide of a student and allows her very pregnant sister, Tessa, to accompany her. What happens next sets off a series of tragic and mysterious events that calls into question whether the dead student was a suicide.   Most of the story was akin to watching a train about to wreck while standing by powerless to do anything about it other than scream at the deaf pages. Lena Adams drove me crazy and Jeffrey Tolliver doesn’t help matters. The mystery was a good one, though, as I wasn’t certain of the killer’s identity because I could figure out motive.   This is an extraordinary series with deeply flawed and troubled characters. No one […]


Truly Disturbing! Kisscut by Karin Slaughter

Truly Disturbing! Kisscut by Karin Slaughter

Posted March 24, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 6 Comments

This is an older series that should be read before starting the author’s Will Trent series The story begins at a skating rink where a young girl pulls a gun on another teen and a standoff involving the police ensues. It sets off a chain of events that goes into a direction I didn’t expect. It’s an awful, uncomfortable story that Slaughter tells masterfully. My emotions were all over the place, especially where Lena is concerned. By the end, I couldn’t believe my feelings of sympathy for her, an amazing feat. Her soliloquy near the end was extraordinary. There were a number of themes resonating strongly, most loudly was the fragility of children’s faith in the adults entrusted with their care. The narration by Clarinda […]


Chilling! Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter

Chilling! Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter

Posted June 13, 2013 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Sarah Linton is a pediatrician and the coroner for the town of Heartsdale in Grant County, Georgia. If that wasn’t a weird enough combination, her ex-husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, is the town’s police chief. I knew from the start this was going to be a different kind of story.  The crime Sarah goes to the local diner for lunch with her sister. She’s a little late and the lunch crowd is pretty much gone. When she goes to the restroom, she finds Sibyl Adams, a professor at the local college who is also blind, covered in blood in one of the stalls. She’s been brutally stabbed and assaulted and Sarah tries but can’t save her. During the autopsy, she discovers just how demented her killer really […]