Undone - Karin Slaughter

Undone

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2009-07-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 287 Ratings)

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Features a new introduction on the origins of the Will Trent novels and Undone’s place in the series

In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky—and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner…. In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock—and a duel with unspeakable human evil.

In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.…

Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.

In her latest suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the moving, powerful human stories of characters as real as they are complex and unforgettable. At the same time she has crafted a work of dazzling storytelling and spine-tingling mystery—as three people, each with their own wounds and their own secrets, are all that stands between a madman and his next crime.

Reviews

  • Undone

    5
    By Gemom
    Very good characters and great twists. This is a must read.
  • Strong character dvlpmnt

    4
    By Berniejhs
    From a review in Costco magazine, I learned the author Karin Slaughter grew up in the suburban area where I went to High School. So that was my hook and I am glad for it. I thoroughly enjoyed the engaging full character development and the many back details supporting the plot line. However the wrap up solution to the plot left me rather flat and unbelieving. Guess that is a bad UN.
  • An Okay Read

    3
    By Sue Whalen
    Overall well plotted with enough suspense to hold my interest. As with all the Trent series, it is not believable that someone as severely dyslexic as Trent would have been hired as a detective. Barely able to read or follow simple directions such as "Go left" or "Go right," Trent cannot perform his duties independently. No matter how intelligent he is, he would be a liability to his partner and to himself. Perhaps there would be a role in law enforcement for someone like Trent, just not as a detective. In this book we learn that Trent's partner, Faith Mitchell is not only pregnant, but also suffers from Type 2 diabetes. I have to question whether a person with her chronic disease would be certified for active duty such as detective. It seemed a needless complication that Slaughter chose to introduce this into the plot. Also, Slaughter spends too much time on the personal problems of two of her lead characters. This is a mystery/detective novel, not a romance. That said, the twists and turns of the story line kept me reading and I look forward to Slaughter's next book.
  • Great page turner

    4
    By cmmaley
    Karin Slaughter is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors! This book is. Quick read. Some of the details are a bit disturbing, but told in a way that makes you want to find out who did it.

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