Unseen - Karin Slaughter

Unseen

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2013-07-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 402 Ratings

Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Karin Slaughter’s novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Her latest thriller, Unseen, pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil.
 
Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him.
 
Although she has no idea where Will has gone, or why, Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson, Jared, has been gunned down in his own home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: Lena, a detective, has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and Jared’s shooting is not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara finds herself involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them.
 
In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide with a conspiracy straddling both sides of the law. Karin Slaughter’s latest is both an electrifying thriller and a piercing study of human nature: what happens when good people face the unseen evils in their lives.

Praise for Unseen
 
“Slaughter’s most powerful book to date . . . No one writes like Slaughter. . . . Her words fairly growl on paper but yet her descriptions of relationships are tear inducing. This may make her an anomaly but she is the best damn anomaly writing books today. Make sure you read Unseen.”—The Huffington Post
 
“Compelling . . . [Slaughter] balances a complex plot with believable twists while sensitively exploring her realistic characters' emotions and problems.”—South Florida Sun-Sentinel
 
“An emotional roller coaster ride . . . fast-paced and edge-of-your seat . . . Slaughter is brilliant.”—Wichita Falls Times Record News
 
Superb and emotionally wrenching . . . The despicable nature of the crimes being investigated only serves to enhance Will’s innate goodness and humanity. Current series fans will be delighted, and newcomers to Slaughter’s work will find a new obsession.”Library Journal
 
“Slaughter plunges readers into the action from the get-go with her electrifying ability to write suspenseful, riveting confrontations between cops and criminals, all while deepening the backstories of her longtime series leads. Another intense read, on multiple levels, from the ever-reliable Slaughter.”Booklist
 
“Tense and densely plotted . . . The twisted plot and shocking reveals remind readers why Slaughter remains a dominant voice in crime fiction.”Publishers Weekly 

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Reviews

  • Fairly Good

    3
    By Bill1369
    I've read couple of author's previous books which were quite good. This book, however, has much unnecessary verbiage totally unrelated to the 'plot'. Easy enough to fast forward through in a large book but just detracts from story.
  • Unseen

    5
    By 42791Callie102790
    I have read & truly enjoyed all of the Sara Linton books. As the books & plots have evolved, I love the ones with Will Trent. I truly hope there will be more of those coming. To anyone that has not started this series, please start with the first book!!
  • Love the series, not my favorite book

    4
    By Ejohns10
    This series literally got me hooked on reading again after falling off the wagon for a few years. I read everyone one of her books just about as fast I could, so I'm always checking in every few months for more. This book was enjoyable. I love the characters, it just felt like it was lacking a little in both the depth of the characters and of the story line. Worth the read, but I can't say I couldn't put it down (as I can with all her other books).
  • Unbelievably Great Writer!

    5
    By Life by the Sea
    I started reading Slaughter's books on a recommendation from a friend. What a ride, indeed. From Kisscut to Unseen, I could barely put them down. The stories are presented in such a manner that you feel like the characters, locations, and emotions are real. Each book is a new adventure or mystery, but the familiar characters re-appear to give the feel of an ongoing story line. I highly recommend reading all her books. My only regret, is that I have to wait for her next Novel.
  • Unseen

    5
    By crob72
    Karin Slaughter never disappoints and found myself with two sleepless nights cause I couldn't put it down!
  • A total waste of time

    1
    By Sac169411
    This was one of the worst books I have read in many years. As I am a retired police officer, I enjoy reading all types of detective and court room dramas. Michael Connelly novels are my favorites, but I have read all his books and was ready to try out a new author. This book had zero character development, not to mention the fact that I had no idea who half the characters were. The plot made absolutely no sense, and the time sequences were so confusing that you didn't know if she was referring to the present or the past. The police procedures were totally incorrect, so I don't know who the author used for research in these areas. The only reason I kept plugging through the book was because I paid $12.99 for the ebook, and frankly, I kept hoping the book would get better. I see the author has published a number of books, so maybe I just picked the dog of the bunch. Either way, I will not be wasting any more of my time or money reading her other novels.
  • Truly a great read!

    5
    By LovnLifeMomma
    The story grabs you in from the beginning and you can't put it down!!! Ms. Slaughter does it again!
  • Unseen

    1
    By Critic 1954
    I bought this book because I had heard good things about the author. While it started out okay , I often felt like I was jogging in place, as the book went nowhere. The characters were one dimensional, and the plot totally implausible. I should have known when the villain in the book was named " Big Whitey" that I wasting my time, but I hung in there hoping it would get better....it didn't .
  • Unseen

    1
    By Teton man
    Could not get my head into this book. Dialogue tedious, story line convoluted, zero humor.
  • Over the top suspense

    5
    By CaKris
    For the past ten hours I could not put this down. Finished Criminal before dinner, began Unseen after. These are her best novels yet... well paced, thought provoking and totally enthralling! Kudos.