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Snatched: A Novella (Kindle Single) (Will Trent) [Kindle Edition]

Karin Slaughter
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (680 customer reviews)

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A gripping, action-packed short story available only as an eBook—from a master of character, crime, and urgent suspense.
 
Will Trent, a dedicated agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for fifteen years, knows that there’s definitely such a thing as a cop’s intuition. Which is why he should have listened to his own.
 
While in an airport restroom at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, Will overhears a girl’s pleading, plaintive voice: “Please, I wanna go home.” Something isn’t right here, thinks Will. He feels it in his gut. But he waits too long to act, and now the girl and the anxious, angry man she’s with have disappeared into the crowds at the busiest passenger airport in the world.
 
After a desperate search and with time running out, Will makes a call to his supervisor, Amanda Wagner. Will’s partner, Faith Mitchell, immediately sends out an abducted child alert. The entire airport will soon be grinding to a halt: Almost 100 million passengers a year. Five runways. Seven concourses. Six million square feet of space that sprawled across two counties, three cities, and five jurisdictions. All shut down on a dime because Will has a hunch that he is certain is true: a girl, maybe six or seven years old, has been snatched from God knows where. And he intends to bring her back—no matter what it takes.
 
Includes an exclusive excerpt from Karin Slaughter’s thrilling new novel of suspense, Criminal.
 
PRAISE FOR THE CRIME FICTION OF KARIN SLAUGHTER
 
“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)


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''Crime fiction at its finest.'' --Michael Connelly

''One of the boldest thriller writers working today.'' --Tess Gerritsen

''Karin Slaughter is one of the best crime novelists in America.'' --Washington Post

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of over a dozen thrillers, including ''Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych'', and ''Faithless''. A long-time resident of Atlanta she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

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  • File Size: 1276 KB
  • Print Length: 79 pages
  • Publisher: Dell (May 14, 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007WKE3A4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,843 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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112 of 116 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A marvelous fast-paced, suspenseful story May 14, 2012
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Karin Slaughter's novella "Snatched" hooked me immediately, for two reasons: (1) Georgia Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Will Trent was possibly witnessing an attempted child abduction, and (2) The events of the story took place in Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, my home town airport where I've been dozens of times in my life, either flying or meeting people.

Will Trent wouldn't have been stuck policing the airport restrooms looking for illicit sexual activities if he had kept his hair at regulation length to abide with GBI regulations. Unlucky punishment for him, but lucky for the child in the next stall with a man who could be abducting her. Unfortunately for both of them, Will's hesitation and a dead cell phone let the man carry the girl off.

Could Will find them amidst the hordes of travelers in the airport? The desperate attempts by the GBI and the Atlanta Police to find the man and the girl made for a fast-paced suspenseful story that I had to finish in a single sitting. And always in the background was the sickening fear that the police would be too late to save the child.

Without giving away the ending, I have to say that the author came up with a dandy finish, totally unexpected but very clever and logical.

I don't doubt that the story, while fiction, could likely be based on real-world abduction cases. In the story, Will Trent expressed a belief that child molesters like the one portrayed in the story deserve the death penalty. I think many people share his opinion.

The novella also includes an excerpt from Ms. Slaughter's novel Criminal.
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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting & quick read - Will Trent at his best May 14, 2012
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Snatched is an edge of your seat short story featuring Slaughter's reoccurring characters, GBI agent Will Trent, his partner Faith Mitchell, and his boss Amanda. Will is searching for a child who he suspects has been snatched. Will chases the creepy suspect all over Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Airport before Faith and Amanda arrive on the scene.

The suspect with his "snarky smile" is educated and beyond arrogant, all of which makes him especially frightening. The small victim with her Hello Kitty shoes tugged at my heartstrings and made me root for Will all the more.

Snatched has action, suspense and is overall an exciting & quick fun read. The entire event was emotional for Will and Faith, but at the end Will definitely gets his reward. Faith lends some help and moral support and Amanda shows off her legal brilliance. I have read all of Karin Slaughter's Will Trent books and I thought this story was well worth the $1.99. Snatched is great for fans!

The last 17% of the download is the first chapter of Criminal.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whet my appetite for more Will Trent May 15, 2012
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A Novella..more than a short story but not a full length novel, but well worth the small price tag .A satisfying read .I like to read these small ebooks between larger novels.
I'm a big fan of the Will Trent series and this just whet my appetite for the next installment.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Slaughter does not disappoint May 19, 2012
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Snatched is an ebook short story in the Will Trent/Georgia series by Karin Slaughter. Will Trent is on airport toilet duty, hiding in a cubicle waiting for gay cruisers, as punishment for refusing to get a haircut. Bored almost senseless, when a man brings a little girl into the restroom, his cop's intuition kicks in, telling him something is amiss. With nothing more than a hunch, he tails the pair, alerts authorities and has one of the busiest airports in the country heading towards lockdown. While this is a short story, Slaughter's plot, characters and pace are first class; Will is his usual understated but competent self; Faith Mitchell manages to inject a little dry humour into a tense situation. This is a small dose of Will Trent to hold faithful Slaughter fans until the next full length Georgia novel, Criminal (of which there is a tantalising taste included in this ebook), comes out. Once again, Karin Slaughter does not disappoint.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GRIPPING AND CAPTIVATING May 14, 2012
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SNATCHED by Karin Slaughter is a well written short story that features one of my favorite characters, GBI Agent Will Trent. I have all of Karin's books and love them all. This may be a short story, but it's packed with action and suspense.

Will is at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta (the biggest and busiest airport in the world), when he hears a little girl cry that she wants to go home. Getting that 'gut' feeling that something was amiss, Will decides to check it out. However, he waited too long and now he can't find the girl and the aggravated man. With growing anxiety that something is wrong, Will calls his boss, Amanda Wagner and partner Faith Mitchell who immediately puts out an amber alert, based on Will's instinct. Within moments, the airport, containing thousands of people and hundreds of flights, is all on lock down.

This is a fast-paced, heart-in-your-throat suspense story that I highly recommend. Excellent story.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic novella! June 6, 2012
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This was fantastic. A perfect piece to whet your appetite for the upcoming novel CRIMINAL. My only complaint (slight spoiler maybe?) is that Sara is not in it, only mentioned.

For those of you who give bad reviews or remove stars from your review because something is too short or too expensive, it is unfair. This is a novella/short story and clearly says so. Also the author does not set the price, the publisher does. I do have to say there are very few of those types of reviews on this piece, but I see alot of those on other Kindle singles and it just makes me mad.

Worth every penny of the $1.99 cost.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A child saved
A good book for parents and elder siblings. Well written and complete. People should spend time getting to know backgrounds of strangers so there is a greater possibility of... Read more
Published 16 hours ago by CFrancis
4.0 out of 5 stars SNATCHED
DIDN.t want to put the book down. SO GLAD IT HAD A GOOD ENDING. WISH PEOPLE LIKE THIS DIDN'T EXIST. FOR THE PEOPLE WHO DO I WOULD CUT THEIR. THINGS OF
Published 17 hours ago by Bob
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed the Snatched and love to read Karin Slaugher's books.
Published 6 days ago by richard
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Will Trent - Read them all!
Karin Slaughter’s SNATCHED, (Will Trent Series #5.5) an e-book short story-a prequel to CRIMINAL is action packed, full of suspense beginning at Atlanta’s busiest airport,... Read more
Published 7 days ago by Judith D. Collins
5.0 out of 5 stars Shadowed layers
Could not stop reading, you were drawn in from the beginning.
Published 9 days ago by janet duvall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
What a great short story. Can't wait to read the regular series now.
Published 9 days ago by sherri winston
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Karen Slaughter is a great writer
Excellent. Karen Slaughter is a great writer, keeps my attention. Recommend
Published 9 days ago by Kathy L. Joly
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
I am truly a Karin Slaughter fan. She knows how to hold your attention in all the books I have read of hers'. Always keeping you in suspense!
Published 12 days ago by meem
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this author
I enjoy reading every book Karin Slaughter writes. If you want a good short read I would highly recommend this one.
Published 19 days ago by JillyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Just love Karin Slaughter
Just love Karin Slaughter! Don't know what I am going to do when I run out of her books to read!
Published 21 days ago by Mariann Bruno
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Karin Slaughter is a New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author. She is a native of Georgia.

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