Will Trent, Book 7
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Karin Slaughter’s novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Her latest thriller, Unseen, pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil.
Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him.
Although she has no idea where Will has gone, or why, Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson, Jared, has been gunned down in his own home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: Lena, a detective, has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and Jared’s shooting is not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara finds herself 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 with a conspiracy straddling 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.
About the Book
This is the seventh book in Will Trent Series. Even if I didn’t particularly like the first book, I really like this series. The second book was amazing and so the third (that for me means 5 stars) and the rest was good.
I need to say that this book didn’t “kidnap” me like the others, I found the chapters too long and I didn’t like undercover work. I liked Sara and yes!! No Angie here! (I despise her character). I wish more Faith and Will as partners, solving crimes together, but no, nothing like that here.
I liked the case, finding out who the kingpin Big Whitey was, I just wish it was a normal case and not undercover. The story begins with the assault on Lena (an old character, already present in the fourth book I think) and Jared, her husband and then goes backward, explaining previous events that may have or may not have been the cause of the attack.
Lena and Sara (Will’s girlfriend) have history. In Sara’s opinion Lena is the responsible for her husband’s, Jeffery, death and she has this version of the facts that are black or white, there’s no grey for her (I think what happened with Jeffery is in the grey area but that’s my opinion, obviously Sara has another one that I don’t agree with). So a good part of the book is about this “feud” between them and thankfully it seems over (I hope).
Then the case pick up, pity it’s only after 12 chapters that it starts to get interesting. I read the last 4-5 chapters quite easily and fast but not the first 12. That’s why I didn’t liked this book that much. Oh well, there’s always next book.