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“fantastic”hildagh wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved the background to Amanda, Evelyn and most of all Will's past. The back and forward between past and present ratcheted up the tension, but was confusing at times. Loved the historical aspects about Atlanta, and the expression of the claustrophobic feel of the 70s for the women, as well as the racial tension of the time. Really enjoyed the plot, going to be lost till next book comes out in PB!”Audrey M wrote this review Friday, October 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a suspenseful story, with an authentic viewpoint of life as a woman officer in the 1970’s, and much more. We have come a long way baby, but the sad truth is revealed in this tale, of the ordeals women faced, and how they were treated not too long ago, right here in the good ole’ USA. Even though this is a fictional work, it hits hard on the head, of this tragic reality. Slaughter’s research was well worth the time, and enabled her to tell a tale reflecting clear images of the era. The characters were alive, and took on the life of the day. The reader is taken from the present, back to the 70’s, and to present again, in a flowing seamless manner.
It was great to experience some familiar characters, like Sara Linton and her new love interest Will Trent. The character Amanda was done well, showing her growth as a person through the years, and the struggles she overcame in time. She was a true heroine. There were many victims in this tale, those of society, of drugs and crime, and of discrimination. This is truly a great detective story, with a lot of historical flavor.
Karin Slaughter has surpassed herself, and reached into the individual character’s mindset, with honesty. I have been a fan of her work for years, but this to date is the best I have read so far. Looking forward to the next book – UNSEEN due to come out this summer of 2013. ”
“A good book for those of us who have been following the Will Trent story for a few years. Fills in the back story and neatly ties in Amanda's history as well. Good read but more a book for seasoned fans, not for the newbie. Still very good.”MR S J CURRIE wrote this review Friday, September 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm removing my previous rating until I can go back and start on book 1. I didn't realize I was trying to read book 7 first. No wonder I was having problems following things.”Susan Bready wrote this review Friday, July 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love to get a glimpse of Will's backstory. It was a joy to see most familiar characters back in an ensemble. ”Lorisza Ong wrote this review Sunday, July 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Georgia Bureau of Investigation is always a good read. I believe in reading a series from the first. I just think it makes the later books better because I know how things started.”Pam Bales wrote this review Friday, June 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Again another riveting novel by Karin - love this author!”Adeline E. Brill wrote this review Thursday, May 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Anyone who is pulling for Will Trent and Sara Linton to make a success of their relationship can't help but be drawn to the GBI agent's background story. And who can resist finding out what Amanda and Faith's mom were all about in the 70's? Good stuff.”Rebecca S wrote this review Tuesday, April 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The best part about this book was the portrayal of how women were treated in the work place in the 1970's. It was amazing some of the things that happened to Amanda and Evelyn, but really, these were the two officers with the brains while the men just screwed around. That being said, this was a murder mystery with the usual twists and turns involved. The story goes back and forth between 1975 and the present day, with Will Trent (cop, of course) playing a big role in both timeframes.
While this was a good mystery, I still really enjoyed the parts from 1975.Karin Slaughter really captured the mood from that time, and also some sayings, music, the way people looked, and atmosphere. I also enjoyed seeing how Amanda was in 1975 and how she is present day and finding out just what her link is with Will.