Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Will Trent, Book # 1
Random House LLC
August 27, 2015 September 11, 2015
When Atlanta police detective Michael Ormewood is called out to a murder scene at the notorious Grady Homes, he finds himself faced with one of the the most brutal killings of his career: Aleesha Monroe is found in the stairwell in a pool of her own blood, her body horribly mutilated.
As a one-off killing it's shocking, but when it becomes clear that it's just the latest in a series of similar attacks, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are called in, and Michael is forced into working with Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Apprehension Team - a man he instinctively dislikes.
Twenty-four hours later, the violence Michael sees around him every day explodes in his own back yard. And it seems the mystery behind Monroe's death is inextricably entangled with a past that refuses to stay buried ...
About the Book
I don’t remember how I came across with Will Trent Series, I don’t recall if it was a suggestion in my Goodreads account or I just picked it up while surfing a bookstore shelf. I need to say that I didn’t liked the first book too much, but I really enjoyed the next ones.
This story introduces Will Trent, a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent, who is partnered with the main detective of the Atlanta Police Department, Michael Ormewood. The book is divided in “parts” and it is quite slow at the beginning, then it picks up pace but unfortunately I can’t give more than two stars to this book because the plot is so predictable.
Reading almost 500 pages to reach the solution of the case, when the perp was clear from the start is quite annoying. I found it too descriptive in some places, as in it takes too long to arrive at the point, John “talked” too much in the second part, in my opinion, and we have very little of the main character which is Will Trent. The only thing I liked is the fact that the author presets a character and we think he is the hero of the book (or anyway one of the good guys) but instead it isn’t. I found this little twist good, thing that I’ve never read in other books, but the predictable plot robbed a lot of points to this book.