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Unseen

Will Trent, Book 7
Written by: Karin Slaughter
Narrated by: Kathleen Early
Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don’t know that Bill is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton - the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk.

Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson Jared has been gunned down in his home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: The female detective has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and it’s not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara gets 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 around a conspiracy on 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?

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  • Jackie
  • 2013-07-08

Will Trent is back!

Another great listen by Karin Slaughter. Will and Faith are integral to the story but other characters' (from earlier books) points of view are examined in depth, as well. Totally engaging performance and kept me guessing (which is hard to do). No spoilers here but it was terrific to see (that is, hear) Sara and Will progress in their relationship. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Chip Atkinson
  • 2013-07-16

Stellar mystery, series!

This is my second book by Slaughter and I think I've found an author to tide me over until the next Jo Nesbo release. The series focuses around Georgia Agent Will Trent, but what sets the series apart is Slaughter's remarkable genius of mystery around characters most of us can identify with.

There are surprises and twists, but subtle enough to keep you riveted to the tale. The deviant criminal activity against women and children is shocking and graphic, but thankfully we are spared having to live through the violence. But anyone who doubts such depravity is realistic hasn't kept up with the news. So the crimes are dark and horrible, but there's always a silver lining in Slaughter's work. It's found in the wonderful characters she creates whose lives share the same happiness and pain most of us enjoy.

Kathleen Early once again is masterful. She handled the diversity of genders, ages, accents and emotions as well anyone I've heard,

Now I'm on my third (the first in the Will Trent series) and it is as good as the first two I've purchased.

Thank you Karin Slaughter, Kathleen Early and Audible!

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  • Kim Venatries
  • 2013-07-24

Another Win!

Karin Slaughter's latest is another jaw dropping hit. The story contains complex characters and relationships that are poignant, entertaining and realistic. I highly recommend this book and series to anyone who enjoys crime/mystery novels where the good guys aren't one dimensional and the crimes could be from any headline. Great writing, pacing and plotting makes this a completely enjoyable listen. Ms. Early does a fine job narrating.

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  • Elaine
  • 2013-07-04

A deeper Will Trent

The story continues and while it does not pick up where the last book left off, it is still satisfying. Will is deep undercover and we get an up close look at the sacrifices officers make. Sad, brutal, but compelling story with characters who will stick with you.

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  • Bernadette
  • 2016-06-02

Good story but....

The story was great, lots of twists and turns. Was a bit violent sometimes for too long. I lost a few chapters when the second half started. Not sure what the technical issue was but was able to figure out the drift on my own.

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  • Mary Fran San Soucie
  • 2016-01-14

Had to turn it off

What disappointed you about Unseen?

The descriptions, the inconsistencies, and it dragged.

What could Karin Slaughter have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

She does not need to describe brows like "furrowed fields" or talk about bile so much. She is inconsistent with descriptions of people. They hurt, then they don't hurt, then they hurt again, and they hurt to the base of their entire being. It just gets old. Have some action, don't describe.

What about Kathleen Early’s performance did you like?

It was fine. A little too lilting, with sentences often ended by raising her voice.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really, I had to turn it off - I don't even care how it ends.

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  • John S
  • 2016-01-11

Too much of book spent rehashing previous books

I enjoy most of these series. Although they are rather graphic and violent, and the subject matter is usually torture and rape, they have a fast pace and good characters. This book is about child abduction and rape, so it is even more disturbing.

The big issue with this book that about a third is spent explaining what happened in the earlier books in series. So if you have read them you may get pretty bored with hearing the same stories all over again. If you have not heard any of her books, choose another one to start with. This is one of the weakest in series.

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  • Eden2016
  • 2016-01-05

Terrible Narrator

I'm not able to finish this book because of the sing-song style of this narrator. I've read and enjoyed other Will Trent books, but I'll have to return this one.

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  • Candace Russell
  • 2015-04-01

Sounded like such an interesting plot .....

but it would be hard for any author to move the story forward when all the characters seem to be mired in a bog of hyped hormones and over-dramatic interpersonal relations. I wouldn't have been surprised if they'd resolved all their issues by just shooting each other in the last chapter. Fortunately I fell asleep somewhere in the middle, and didn't think it worth backing up to the point when I drifted off, though I was just barely interested enough to finish it to see who survived.

Another gripe - the chronology jumped around in a way that really didn't make any sense. Actually, the book may have been better if some of those jumps were just omitted. Possibly an abridged version would correct some of these problems.

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  • Lauren
  • 2013-07-31

WILL TRENT

I love Will Trent and Karin Slaughter. Could someone please turn these books into movies??? I think Will Trent is such a dynamic character and Slaughter keeps revealing more and more about him with every book she writes. Can't wait to see what Will Trent does next!

5 of 6 people found this review helpful