Published: July 29th 2008
Genre: Thriller, crime
With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager’s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter’s attacker with her bare hands.
Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is here only to do a political favor; the murder site belongs to the Atlanta police. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell-shocked mother. Within minutes, Trent is taking over the case — and adding another one to it. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose.
Armed with only fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him — and a gnawing feeling that this case, which started in the best of homes, is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance
It took me forever to finish this book. Not because it was boring, but I was not in the mood for reading books. And I was also spending way too much time on Netflix and other things. (oops). Anyway, this was actually the first time that I read a book written by Karin Slaughter. Fractured is the second book with Will Trent, but you can read these books seperately. I’ve always heard good things about her books and I was too scared to try her books. I didn’t want to be dissapointed.
I was really feeling the chemistry between Faith and Will Trent, so I am absolutely going to read her other books with Faith and Will in it. In the beginning it was a lot of tension (not in the positive way), but in the end they start to know and liking each other. The story was well written and I had no idea who the kidnapper or murderer could be. The details in this story are amazing! I was wondering about one thing: Why is Will Trent still with his girlfriend Angie? I did not like her at all. Is he still with her because he wants love from someone? Maybe I’ll find out later.