Undone (Karin Slaughter)

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#3 Will Trent

When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.

All of us have those “comfort” authors that we know we can rely on. Karin Slaughter is one of those for me. Her books are always addictive and fun to read (and gross, too), and even if some of her stories haven’t been my favorite (Pretty Girls was too much for me in terms of crazy twists), she always delivers a real page-turner.

Triptych is still one of my favorite crime books and although Fractured wasn’t as good as the first, I think this third installment, Undone, was a great follow-up. It was so different from the first book, though! Not as twisty as that one, that’s for sure. Still, I love Will Trent (and Faith), and this is an excellent series and one I’ll definitely keep reading.

On the other hand, I’ve only read the first book from the Grant Country collection, so I did know Sara Linton, but unfortunately, I think this book has made it impossible for me to return to that series. I now know more than I should and I know it’s because I should’ve read that series first, but how was I supposed to know?

The case was pretty crazy and the descriptions were graphic enough so you didn’t get to envy Will or Faith’s job (not that much anyway). As usual, I loved the investigation process and, particularly, how they manage to get some clues thanks to Sara, who by the way seems to like Will more than she should 😉 Also, we get to explore Faith’s personal struggles and Angie does make a reappearance (and she’s a good character, but I still can’t stand her), so it’s a complex and compelling novel overall.

My only disappointment was that the killer wasn’t exactly a surprise, which wasn’t exactly a problem but I would’ve liked a more unexpected ending. Anyway, I can’t wait for the fourth book!

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Arrow, 2009

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Annie

In a past life, I was probably a tortured police detective with a dark and traumatic past. Right now, however, I'm just a twenty-something bookworm who loves listening to old songs and watching 90s movies. I enjoy mystery and crime, southern coming of age stories and historical fiction set in the last century.

25 thoughts on “Undone (Karin Slaughter)

  1. I love this series! I haven’t read the Grant County series and I probably won’t since there’s been enough cross over that I would know all the big plot points. I’m glad you enjoyed this one!

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  2. I’ve read this one years ago.. I really like this series but I agree that it’s not always clear what order to read them in because she has 2 series with some of the same characters and they run through each other. I’m sure you can find on Wikipedia though.

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  3. Yeah “comfort authors”are nice especially when their books always seem to come through. 🙂 Glad these are good although the gruesomeness is not my favorite thing in crime novels. Still looks like a good thriller. 🙂

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  4. I have only read one book by Slaughter,Kept Woman.I think its part of the Trent series though I don’t intend the read any of the other books in the series.This one looked promising.Sorry to hear that it didn’t quite deliver.

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