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Criminal (Will Trent series, Book 7) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD
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“Karin Slaughter’s best yet by far: All her signature strengths are amplified a hundredfold by the past explaining the present. Reading this book was like watching a great athlete having a career year.”—Lee Child
“Fascinating . . . Slaughter delivers another riveting, pulse-pounding crime novel.”—Booklist (starred review)
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“Karin Slaughter is one of the best crime novelists in America.”—The Washington Post
“Crime fiction at its finest.”—Michael Connelly
“An absolute master.”—Chicago Tribune
“Slaughter writes with a razor. . . . Better than Cornwell can ever hope to be.”—The Plain Dealer
“Slaughter will have you on the edge of your seat.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“One of the boldest thriller writers working today.”—Tess Gerritsen
“Move over, Catherine Coulter—Slaughter may be today’s top female suspense writer.”—Library Journal (starred review) --”—Library Journal (starred review)
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In "Criminal," Slaughter tells her story in alternating chapters, some of which take place in 1974-75. In the opening scene, we meet a group of wretched female drug addicts. They are at the mercy of a brute who sells their bodies on the street and keeps most of the money they earn for himself. Nineteen-year-old Lucy Bennett started her habit when she took speed to lose weight. She graduated to "injectable amphetamine" and everything spiraled downward from there. Now, she feels as if "she'd swallowed a truckload of concrete" and her hair has been falling out in clumps. Her plight is particularly heartrending since she had once been a good student with a bright future. Now, she is just another streetwalker with dead eyes.
Slaughter places us squarely in Atlanta's underbelly: We witness the unspeakable torture and slaying of helpless women as well as the racism, sexism, and corruption that infected the city's police department in the mid-seventies.Read more ›
A literary tree was planted in her first thriller BLINDSIGHTED with the tangled roots of Sara Linton, small-town pediatrician and her ex husband Jeffrey Tolliver, sherriff of Heartsdale, Georgia.
The twisted branches grew strong with the likes of Jeff's friend Lena Adams and an assortment of diseased characters feeding off the basis of Sara and Jeff's relationship.
From those branches grasping for a place in the heart of darkness bloom Will Trent, Faith Mithcell and Amanda Wagner,all an integral part of the mind of one of the finest mystery writers I have ever read.
Instead of delving into the plot(s) of CRIMINAL without giving any red herrings away or 'spoiler alerts' I wish to give my observations of what drives myself (in my opinion) and her readers to wait with controlled anticipation for her next thriller to be published.
If one is 'not' a Karin Slaughter novice then one knows about her ability to create such flesh and blood characters when something bad or evil happens to them your gut tightens and you are driven to continue reading and hope for a better outcome.
That is truly a rare gift!
IN CRIMINAL Ms. Slaughter weaves two mysteries together thirty five years apart.
1975 is re-imagined with all the sights, smells and everyday functions that only a great writer could accomplish.
From how women detectives were treated to how they interacted with each other.
Lastly, one of the most sastisfying endings of any thriller I have read in the past year!!!
Jim Munchel/Books A Million, Harrisburg, Pa.
The two things that normally make Karin Slaughter books so damned good are crackling, suspenseful mysteries and strong characters that you passionately care about. In Criminal, those elements are woefully obscured by the book's structure (too many POVs, many of which are too long for secondary characters), too much focus on Amanda Wagner's past (which sounded like such a great idea, except that she's much less compelling and sympathetic as a young rookie), and a serious lack of time spent on the central characters we've come to know. The starts and stops of the many, many characters POVs make for a jumbled narrative and a frustrating reading experience, and they detract from both the cleanness of the plotting and any emotional response we might've had to the characters. I'm frankly very surprised that a Slaughter book would be this messy.
Eventually, the central mystery is an interesting one, if a bit on the predictable side. The little we see of the Will/Sara/Angie dynamic continues to be fascinating.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The whole series is incredible. Great story, multi-layered characters. Quite graphic, but hard to put down. I bought all the books in one week.Published 5 days ago by Sharonkela
Although you could read this as a stand alone, having read all the previous books in order gave the story incredible continuity. Read morePublished 9 days ago by S. Kohl
What's with the anti-semitism? Why are these nasty comments about Jews in this book? In addition to their being offensive, they are totally unecessary and have nothing to do with... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Judith
This Will Trent novel provides background on Amanda, Will's boss, and Evelyn, Will's partners Faith's mother, and links their experiences to the present. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
Slaughter is one of the best suspense writers out there and this is my favorite book by her. For me, the alternating chapters made the novel. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Lori
What a Great read. So many twist and turns, all the elements for an exciting thriller. Now to decide which to get engrossed in next.Published 1 month ago by JWilson
I'm not a huge fan of these back and forth in time stories. And this one was constantly back and forth. Read morePublished 1 month ago by DOROTHY R FREY