>> Thursday, January 8, 2009
Series: #1 in the Will Trent series
Publication Date: 2006
Originally this was a standalone book as Karin Slaughter took a break from her Grant County series. It turns out that she’s now written a follow up, turning this into the first in another series.
There is a serial rapist/killer on the loose in Atlanta. The crimes are particularly awful. Detective Michael Ormewood is investigating and Will Trent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assigned to join him in the investigation. These two men don’t particularly like or trust each other and things just get more and more complicated as the book progresses.
Like the Grant County books, this one has some pretty brutal action and the good guys are as flawed (if not more) than the bad guys. There’s always at least one main character in her books that I just can’t find likeable in any way. I won’t say which character it is in this book. That’s because figuring out who the good guys are and who the bad guys are in this one is part of the mystery. There are lots of twists and turns and I like books that do that well.
If you’ve read and liked any of the Grant County series, I strongly encourage you to give this one a try.