New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter delivers another explosive Will Trent thriller fully charged with her signature blend of forceful plotting, breathtaking twists, and vivid characterizations. Slaughter's latest sends Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Will Trent to... read more
The past is never quite done with Sara Linton. This much is true when she gets a frantic phone-call from Darnell "Nell" Long; high school girlfriend to Sara's five-years dead husband, and mother to Jeffrey Tolliver's estranged son, Jared. Nell has called Sara for solace and outrage - Jared has... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
The past is never quite done with Sara Linton. This much is true when she gets a frantic phone-call from Darnell "Nell" Long; high school girlfriend to Sara's five-years dead husband, and mother to Jeffrey Tolliver's estranged son, Jared. Nell has called Sara for solace and outrage - Jared has been shot in a home invasion, and is now fighting for his life. Nell believes his wife, Lena Adams, is somehow responsible and Sara's first inclination is to agree.
Lena was Jeffrey's partner on the Grant police force - big brother to her reckless little sister. And it was her recklessness that got Jeffrey killed in the end, of this Sara has no doubt - she also knows that Lena's self-preservation and selfishness has stopped her from ever taking that full blame. Jared is a patrolman, but Lena heads up an elite police taskforce and Sara is certain that the break-in and attempted murder will somehow link back to Lena's job and reckless attitude ...
Georgia Bureau of Investigation officer, Will Trent, also believes Lena Adams is the most likely link between the break-in and a raid she lead, that went bust a few days ago. Will has investigated Lena in the past, over a witness who died in custody - he could make nothing stick then, but he's half convinced that this time Lena's true nature is going to come out.
Will heads down to Macon as part of an undercover operation investigating a mysterious (and possibly phantom) `Big Whitey' ring leader that may lead back to Lena's raid and her husband's near-death. But Will also knows Lena's past with his girlfriend, Sara Linton - and he knows that Sara is heading down to Macon to be by her stepson's side. What Sara doesn't know is that Will is undercover, investigating the woman who Sara blames for her husband's death ...
Chapter 1: Wednesday: Macon , Georgia
Chapter 2: Thursday: Atlanta, Georgia
Chapter 4: Macon, Georgia: Seven Days Ago - The Day of the Raid
Chapter 7: The Day Before the Raid
Chapter 8: Thursday
Chapter 10: Friday
Chapter 11: Four Days Before the Raid
Chapter 12: Friday
Chapter 15: Five Days Before the Raid
Chapter 16: Friday
Chapter 17: Macon, Georgia: Five Days Later