Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before—when Will's father was imprisoned for murder—this was his home. . . .
Flash back nearly forty years. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is going to college, making Sunday dinners for her father, taking her first steps in the boys' club that is the Atlanta Police Department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city's worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner, Evelyn, are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made.
Now the case that launched Amanda's career has suddenly come back to life, intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will's birth and parentage. And these two dauntless investigators will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed.
This was a really fantastic book! We finally got the answers to the mystery that is Will's beginning, something that have been a mystery since the beginning of the series. Well, 7 books is about darned time that we get those answers!
So Will is personally connected to this case-but he doesn't know it at first. It takes some time-and some interference-to actually discover that fact out. Because the average case doesn't actually connect to the investigating person! So yeah, there's that!
This is a book where we get so see so much, things that we knew we wanted to see, well, we didn't know what they'd be, but we knew we wanted to see them! Because we go back those 40 years, and see things play out, and that was really fantastic!
I love reading Karin Slaughter books, because the mysteries are so well plotted, and the characters are real, and have flaws, and it's just so great to read them! And this book, it just took those elements to another level, it was awesome to read it!
Such a great book in a great series, and I just love reading books by Karin Slaughter! They are just fantastic!
Author: Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #7
Read: August 11th, 2012
Source: Borrowed from a friend
Reason Why: Loved the first 6 books, and her other series!
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Published: July 3rd 2012