Top critical review
It is an entertaining read
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 17, 2014
Before I state what I liked about the book vs what I didn't, I would like to say to all the people who did not bother to finish reading the book,why write anything? You have no idea how the book ended. How is your opinion valid? You don't like the book fine, but at least read the entire book.
Okay I did read the entire book, and it was entertaining, just not mind blowing. The story seems to take place almost right after Slaughter's previous book Fallen. Will Trent has fallen head over heels in love with Sara Linton, and she seems to feel the same.The only problem is Will's origins come to light, and they are not pleasant. It seems Will was raised in an Orphanage because his father murdered his mother, who was a junkie whore. Will's father is a serial killer. I did find that to be a little cliche. We have seen that exact plot line on Law and Order, Criminal Intent. The most interesting parts of the books are in the flashbacks of Amanda Wagner, and Evelyn Mitchell. They were the two women who busted the case wide open on the hooker disappearances. It was cool to see Amanda before she turns into a colder woman, and it was nice to see what Evelyn was like before her horrid mistake. You have to read Fallen to find out, for those that do not know. It was insightful to read how women were treated. As a female you still catch small whiffs of discrimination, but nothing like what what down almost 40 years ago. What I did not like about the book, was the certain things in the book did not make sense to me. The woman who was Will's mother came from a good home, and was reasonable close to her only brother, He even sent a letter telling her, he missed her, yet he played a huge role in her death. It did not read true to character. We find out Amanda was the one who found Will, named him then had to put him in the Orphanage. Yet she is often borderline nasty to Will, That doesn't read like the same woman, who kept visiting him, and wanted to make him her own. I suppose she does care about him, being that she made sure he joined the GBI. Overall it was a decent read on a boring spring day. I do wish Slaughter would come up with something a little different.