“Was weak and purchased the hardback of this, and I wasn't disappointed. An engaging story that fills in some of the background on Will Trent's early life and his complicated relationship with Amanda Wagner”Jamie R wrote this review Thursday, September 27, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A story divided into current time with flashbacks to 1974-75 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Two Atlanta police officers, Amanda Wagner and Evelyn Mitchell are being ridiculed by their male counterparts, who also criticize other female officers. They don't hide their bias against women working to solve cases in the field and think they should be acting as secretaries.
They are assigned to a case in a dangerous section of Atlanta where women usually do not try to go. When there, they get information about a number of missing prostitutes but since the women's bodies haven't been found, there is little official help.
When there, Amanda gets into an incident with a pimp and the result is she gains respect from her fellow officers.
In present day, Amanda is Will Trent's supervisor in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. She assigns Will to airport duty away from the flow of serious crimes. He doesn't understand this and they have a conflict until they meet at a children's home where Will was raised and still held secrets.
I can't say more without revealing plot but get ready for a ride into scary city and be prepared to meet characters who are gutsy, realistic and have one heck of a story to tell.
“I am a Will Trent fan... I really enjoyed this book. Karin Slaughter is very deep.”Sharon Williams wrote this review Tuesday, September 4, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Awesome so far”Melinda (Glaser) Lisi wrote this review Sunday, September 2, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wow!!! Just wow! I loved this book.
Not only it is a very, very fast pacing, amazing page turner; but the story telling was awesome. I really appreciate when authors dot all their i's, and cross all their t's, making sure all the info they give you throughout the story is packed up in a nice bundle at the end; and when the end is like "that's right! It was so obvious! How I could have missed it!". This book has both qualities, which really make it a far more interesting read. No cheap shots to solve a convoluted story, but instead all of it was there for a reason.
To top it all, Slaughter also paints a fairly good picture of how life was like in the early '70s for those women not wanting to succumb to social expectations of their time. LOVED IT! I have to be honest, though, I would have liked it even more if male police officers had been portrayed in a more objective light. Still, considering the point of view of the narrator, I can ignore that tiny little detail.
All I can say now is I HAVE to read all of the Will Trent series! ”
“Kind of long but a really good mystery. Going back and forth from 1975 to present day got a little confusing at times but the story was worth it at the end. Very exciting ending.”Arlene C wrote this review Saturday, August 25, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“awesome writer”Monique Cohen wrote this review Friday, August 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A real page turner, i loved the peak back into the 70's woman's rights movement.”Karen D wrote this review Friday, August 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved this book. It answered so many questions from previous books in this series. I really enjoyed it. I can't wait to see what else happens with Will and Sara.”Katrina K wrote this review Thursday, August 16, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No