Fallen : a novel / Karin Slaughter.
Booklist Reviews 2011 May #2
*Starred Review* Special Agent Faith Mitchell of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is running late. She was supposed to pick up her infant daughter from her mother Evelyn's house two hours ago and has been unable to reach her. She's uneasy because her mother, a longtime police officer now retired, always answers her phone. Then she arrives to find the front door wide open and a bloodstain on the knob. Before the hour is up, Faith has shot two men dead, the police are treating her like a suspect, and she has no idea where her mother is. Slaughter has always known how to pace the suspense in her stellar crime novels, but she really outdoes herself here, moving crisply from her tense opening scene into a wider investigation that revisits a decade-old case of police corruption in the unit once supervised by Evelyn. And Faith's partner, Will Trent, becomes more fascinating with each novel; here his love affair with pediatrician Sara Linton provides new insight into his horrific childhood in foster care. In what might be her best effort yet, Slaughter reveals the heart and soul of her characters within a highly choreographed, unrelentingly suspenseful plot. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: In her twelfth novel, best-selling crime writer Karin Slaughter merges her Grant County and Atlanta series with stunning results, and her publisher is backing her up with an all-out publicity campaign. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
LJ Reviews 2011 January #1
As in last year's Broken, Slaughter brings together Will Trent and Sara Linton from her two popular series for another rousing case. They're helping Special Agent Faith Mitchell, who went to pick up her baby at her mother's but instead found her mother missing, the babe in the toolshed, and a bloody handprint on the door. The hugely popular Slaughter (20 million copies of her books are in print in 30 different territories) sees libraries as a matter of national security. Consider multiples; with a six-city tour.[Page 63]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
PW Reviews 2011 May #1
At the start of Slaughter's gripping third novel to combine characters from her two Georgia-based series (after Broken), Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Faith Mitchell arrives at the Atlanta house of her widowed mother, Evelyn, to find serious trouble: her mother, a retired police captain, is missing; a dead man is lying on the laundry room floor; and an Asian man is holding her mother's pistol to a Hispanic man's head in Evelyn's bedroom. More violence follows. Faith's partner, Will Trent, tries to gather clues without stepping on any jurisdictional toes in the ensuing investigation, but Will fears that Evelyn's kidnapping is tied to a corruption scandal involving Evelyn's past as a narcotics officer, an angle he knows Faith doesn't want to consider. Will's deepening friendship with Dr. Sara Linton, currently working in an Atlanta E.R. and one of the few people able to crack his protective shell, adds depth. Family—biological, professional, and everything in between—plays a key role in a thriller sure to please Slaughter's many fans. (June)[Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC