I have to start by saying, i loved Jeffrey Tolliver. And i was very unhappy when he was killed off in the last book. But, i went into this book with an open mind. Slaughter has tied her 2 series together nicely, the merge promises to be a great series in itself. And i am ok with her decision to kill off a beloved character, it makes sense in the grand scheme of things, and she pulled the unanswered questions together for me. i look forward to how Will and Sara's paths will continue to cross, maybe they will find love with each other, who knows.......
As usual, Slaughter does not give up the killer till the very end. And this was a page turner that i finished in 2 days. Slaughter's imagination really shows the dark side of humanity and is never boring. I have read nothing like it, i just wish Slaughter could write faster, i can't wait for the next book. Maybe we will see Lena again?
After reading "Beyond Reach" I vowed to never read another Grant County book again. But when I heard that Will Trent was going to be in this book along with Sara Linton, I was compelled to give it a try. I'm glad that I did. I thought Sara's grief was palpable and very well written. And there's just something about Will Trent that touches me. The crimes are vintage Slaughter and not for the feint of heart but the characters are what got me the most about this book. I think I can see where she's headed with the two series now. Although I'll never forgive her for what she did in "Beyond Reach" I'm definitely glad that I gave her another try. I think you will be too.
Karin Slaughter has redeemed herself and is back on my TO READ list..., August 28,
OK - I'll go ahead and admit I said it. Along with a million other fans, I said I would NEVER read another Slaughter novel (especially not the Grant County series) after what I still consider the horrible ending of Beyond Reach: A Novel of Suspense (Grant County) back in 2007. And I meant it. I wrote the author, bashed the book on amazon.com and even sent a nasty note to her publisher. Meanwhile, I cheated- but only because I once had loved her books so much, by reading about Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Det. Faith Mitchell in Triptych and Fractured. I grew to love those characters with all their foibles and flaws so imagine my surprise when I opened Undone to find them meeting the character of Sara Linton, now at Grady Memorial's ER in Atlanta! "Wow," I said to myself. "This should really be interesting."
And it was! I really enjoyed this book -- it was very fast paced from start to finish with a believable ending that was satisfying this time.
I won't rehash the plot but will summarize by saying that the serial killer in this story is obsessed with anorexic, independent, and bitchy single women. The women are kidnapped and held for days in basements or caves and tortured. The fact that they aren't very likeable does hinder the investigation a bit. Who is snatching these women and why?
I will say that in order to fully appreciate all the nuances and depth in this suspense thriller, you really should go back and read all the Grant County books in order and also the two titles featuring Will and Faith. Lucky you!
Previously an author whose books I immediately bought on release day, I had abandoned Karin Slaughter, but I'm putting her back on my "must read" list again now that she has redeemed herself and written this one. Highly recommended.
As usual Karen Slaughter continues to write great books. This one is a little violent and deals with sex crimes just in case that bothers you but all in all its a great read.