10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Very suspenseful, lots of good points
, April 27, 2011
This review is from: Fallen: A Novel (Will Trent) (Hardcover)
Karin Slaughter's books have been kind of hit-and-miss lately, and this one is mostly a hit. When Faith Mitchell comes home from a training seminar that has run late to find blood on her mother's door, her daughter in the toolshed, a dead man in the laundry room and a man in the bedroom holding a gun to another man's head, she takes control of the situation, but afterward she loses it - she has diabetes and has let her blood sugar get too low which can cause all kinds of mental imbalance (my mother was diabetic - she used to get really mad when her blood sugar got low and you tried to make her eat something). However, her partner Will Trent and her boss Amanda Wagner team up to take control of the situation and try to find Faith's mother, with the help of Dr. Sara Linton, now working at Grady hospital.
Sara Linton is where Slaughter misses - her inclusion in the book feels forced in a lot of the situations - while it is obvious from the previous book, and more in this one that Slaughter is moving toward a relationship between Sara and Will, the rest of the scenes with Sara fall flat; she feels like a last-minute addition to the story.
Other than that, I enjoyed the book a great deal, reading it in one sitting within about 6 hours. It definitely held my attention and the interactions between Will and Amanda, and Amanda and the various people she interacts with during the course of the investigation, are very amusing. I can recommend this book.
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