Length: 13 hours and 20 minutes
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Published by Delacorte Press Pages: 393
Narrator: Michael Kramer
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Also by this author: Kisscut, Indelible, A Faint Cold Fear, Faithless, Beyond Reach, Blindsighted , Triptych, Fractured, Undone, Broken, "Snatched", Criminal, "Busted", Unseen, "Cleaning the Gold", The Silent Wife
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Karin Slaughter's Fallen
In the city of Atlanta, women are dying—at the hands of a killer who signs his work with a single, chilling act of mutilation. Leaving behind enough evidence to fuel a frenzied police hunt, this cunning madman is bringing together dozens of lives, crossing the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread—and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.
But another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways—someone who may be the key to breaking the case wide open...
Here is what I thought
Women are dying a single mutilation and the police are on a manhunt. Michael is a policeman who is part of this hunt and he is also having marital problems. Michael has some real big issues and anger problems! Angie is a vice cop who is also trying to solve the crime and her history with Michael is not a good one.
When things escalate they bring in Will Trent to help them try and capture the killer as more women are being found. Will gives a new perspective to everything and has a way of looking at things differently which makes him go down a different trail. Will’s way of doing things can get him in a bit of trouble at times.
There is also another player in all of this and that is an ex-con John Shelley who was just released from jail and trying to piece together his life on the outside now. He soon realizes something is not right when he finds out he has a line of credit he shouldn’t have as he has been in jail for twenty years. Who has been using his name? I really liked John and felt bad for him when you start to find out more about what is going on.
I am very interested in getting to know more about Will Trent as you get a little bit about his life and connection to Angie.
As the threads begin to untangle the author gives us a twist that I didn’t see coming and I was a bit shocked. I thought this was a very good mystery/thriller and my first Karin Slaughter book. I know, I know that is sad but it sure won’t be the last! I can’t wait to get the next one in this series! 🙂
This was my first time with narrator Michael Kramer and I thought he was pretty decent. I could listen to him again.
Audio rating: 3.5