A Novel

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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Karin Slaughter's new thriller is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses forty years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man's deepest secrets. 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 taking her first steps in the boy's 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, and it is intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will's birth and parentage. Each will need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed on Atlanta today.
Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780792778165
Branch Call Number: E-AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 34 min.)) : digital


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Feb 18, 2015

Not my cup of tea. That's just me.

Jul 30, 2013

Fairly predictable, but still entertaining.

Cdnbookworm Feb 11, 2013

This thriller takes us back and forth between the present and the summer of 1975. It also brings together two characters from previous novels, GBI detective Will Trent, and doctor Sara Linton. In the present, Will and Sara are early in their relationship, still learning about each other. Will has been sidelined to less active duty very recently by his boss Amanda Wagner, and when a college student goes missing he wonders why he isn't on the case. When he discovers there is a link to his own past, he must go through heartache and self-doubt as he faces his demons.
In 1975, Amanda is a young policewoman, facing discrimination and her own doubts in her career. When she and her partner Evelyn are sent to a housing project on what proves to be a false case, they learn about some missing women. They are intrigued by the case, despite being warned off by fellow officers, and are determined to get to the truth of the matter. The two women are tested to the extent of their ability, and put themselves in immense danger, but prove themselves as police officers in a way that changes their workplace.
This is a tale of social history, self-knowledge, and friendship.
A wonderful book, with so much more than just a good thriller case.


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