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Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5)
Fallen - Will Trent, Bk 5
Author: Karin Slaughter
There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn't answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window wh...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345528209
ISBN-10: 0345528204
Publication Date: 6/21/2011
Pages: 387
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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reviewed Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5) on + 175 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
4.0 out of 5 stars Secrets, lies, betrayal and murder..., May 19, 2011

The opening chapters of this book will draw in any thriller lover immediately! Faith Mitchell is late to her mother's house to pick up her infant daughter, Emma. When she arrives to find a blood-stained door, a hostage situation in the bedroom, a dead man in the laundry room, and her mother missing -- the real suspense begins. The kidnapped, retired policewoman, Evelyn Mitchell, has a long and complicated history as a former head of a drug investigation unit that ended up brought down on corruption charges. Who has taken her and what do they want? What follows is a complicated and involving effort to unravel the mystery and takes the characters on a wild chase from death row at a Georgia prison to a warehouse that fronts as a cabinet factory to a hospital morgue.

This is the third novel by author Karin Slaughter that features the characters of Will Trent and Faith Mitchell - both work for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. They have connected with Sara Linton, a trauma doctor who was previously married to cop Jeffery Tolliver in the Grant County series. The two prior books, Triptych and Fractured, introduced the interesting duo of Will and Faith (he with severe dyslexia and she with a hard life past) and they met Sara when she returned to Atlanta to work in a hospital there. The complex characters have interesting and unique relationships to each other and this provides a great deal of depth to the narrative.

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good suspense thriller. I do think it would be best if the reader started at the beginning of the Grant County series with Blindsighted (Dr. Sara Linton) and worked his/her way up to this one in order to fully see the changes and growth that have transpired in the characters, but I do suppose it could be enjoyed as a stand alone as well.
KansasSunflower avatar reviewed Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5) on + 329 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This is an excellent book. The characters are developing in a satisfing way. What kept me from giving this book 4 stars was the ending. I found it to be totally unbelievable. But that said, I really enjoyed it and love this author.
reviewed Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5) on + 166 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent book! I loved the twists and turns. The characters were great; strong, smart, touching. Karin Slaughter is a wonderful author.
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reviewed Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5) on + 3 more book reviews
Love this author, and love these stories! The characters are great and very quick to draw you in. I couldn't put these books down!
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Another great book by Karin Slaughter.
robinmy avatar reviewed Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5) on + 1871 more book reviews
Late picking up her infant daughter at her mother's house, Georgia Bureau of Investigations Agent Faith Mitchell is shaken by what she finds. There is a hostage situation inside the house. Her infant daughter is locked in the shed. Her mother, retired police captain Evelyn Mitchell, is missing. Faith's partner, Will Trent, and her boss, Amanda Wagner, delve into the investigation along with the Atlanta Police Department. We learn that Evelyn Mitchell once supervised a group of narcotics officers who were arrested for corruption. It is believed by some that Evelyn knew what was happening with her team and may have been part of it. As Will and Amanda piece together clues as to who took her and why Evelyn was kidnapped, Faith tries to hold her family together against outside threats.

This book started out with a bang. I found the mystery complex with lots of red herrings. But what always makes a Karin Slaughter book a winner is her characters. Both Faith and Will have had a tough past. Faith is a single mother who is trying to keep her kids out of danger. Will is dealing with issues from his days growing up in an orphanage. He is falling for Dr. Sara Linton and wants to be with her, but his past and his wife are standing in the way.

Another interesting character in this series is Amanda. Her half-truths and outright lies really make it hard for Will to figure out what is actually happening. I'm waiting for the day he tells her where to go. I have to say I love Will and Sara's developing relationship and am having a real hard time with Angie and her manipulations. I can't imagine what things she is going to do to keep Will in her life. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
panache1212 avatar reviewed Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5) on + 4 more book reviews
Really enjoyed this book. Didn't want to put it down
Bamalama avatar reviewed Fallen (Will Trent, Bk 5) on + 36 more book reviews
Fantastic - Edge of your seat, tense, in-depth, and action packed

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