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Undone: A Novel by Karin Slaughter

Undone: A Novel (original 2011; edition 2010)

by Karin Slaughter

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Title:Undone: A Novel
Authors:Karin Slaughter
Info:Dell (2010), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 592 pages
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Undone by Karin Slaughter (2011)




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GBI Special Agents Will Trent and Faith Mitchell finally meet up with Dr Sara Linton, combining the two series together for the first time. And what the perp is doing this time is utterly gruesome. It may be difficult for some to read about what the victims have been through.

The story starts when an elderly couple hit a woman who suddenly appears before their car on a dark road. She’s naked and she’d been tortured – and she’s not the only victim they end up scrambling to find.

The author shakes things up by giving us victims that we don’t necessarily like, Faith is facing some medical changes in her life and Will is, as always, putting himself down as not being good enough due to his dyslexia. It doesn’t help that Faith is helping him too much on that end. But now that he’s met Sara, perhaps he’ll stop being so hard on himself. We do finally see him lose control.

It takes the team awhile to find a common thread between the victims, other than physical appearance. And even though, when learning about the personality of the victims, we’re still caught up in finding them and reuniting them with their children.

Other than the early gruesome aspects, I found the book to be an easy and interesting read. A number of the characters will surprise you. ( )
1 vote dearheart | Jul 27, 2014 |
An elderly couple drives on the high way, when they see a deer running across the road. They hit it, and they stop to check if the deer is okay. It appears that it isn't a deer, but a women. She has a lot of bruises and the ambulance comes to get her. In the hospital, they find out her 11th rib is missing. Near the place the woman was hit, they find a hole underground. There's a bed at it's clear that a person was held there. What happened? Who was held there and are there more victims?

I thought it was a really good book. A thriller that ''makes my toes curl'' as we say it in Holland. It was creepy, and I didn't find out who did it until 3/4th of the book. It was great, 4.5 stars! ( )
1 vote MarjoleinL | Feb 14, 2014 |
This was great, but it's the second of three books in the series to hinge the mystery on an unreliable third person perspective. Unreliable narrators are a pet peeve of mine because they're easy to spot and that destroys the mystery. Oh well. Still good. ( )
1 vote KateBond | Sep 20, 2013 |
Amazon preorder,Amazon received
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
This was a great book. I really liked how the characters were developed. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the way stuff about Lena was tacked on. ( )
1 vote purpleiris | Apr 27, 2013 |
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They had been married forty years to the day and Judith still felt like she didn't know everything about her husband. (Prologue)
Sara Linton leaned back in her chair, mumbling a soft "Yes, Mama" into her cell phone. (Chapter One)
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In the trauma center of Atlanta’s busiest hospital, Sara Linton treats the city’s poor, wounded, and unlucky—and finds refuge from the tragedy that rocked her life in rural Grant County. Then, in one instant, Sara is thrust into a frantic police investigation, coming face-to-face with a tall driven detective and his quiet female partner…. In Undone, three unforgettable characters from Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured collide for the first time, entering an electrifying race against the clock—and a duel with unspeakable human evil.

In the backwoods of suburban Atlanta, where Sara’s patient was found, local police have set up their investigation. But Georgia Bureau of Investigation detective Will Trent doesn’t wait for the go-ahead from his boss—he plunges through police lines, through the brooding woods, and single-handedly exposes a hidden house of horror buried beneath the earth. Then he finds another victim.…

Wresting the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell—a woman keeping explosive secrets of her own—are called into a related investigation. Another woman—a smart, upscale, independent young mother—has been snatched. For the two cops out on the hunt, for the doctor trying to bring her patient back to life, the truth hits like a hammer: the killer’s torture chamber has been found, but the killer is still at work.
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Fleeing to Atlanta to seek refuge in the aftermath of a violent act, Sara Linton becomes unwittingly enmeshed in a case involving a tortured young ER patient, a situation that is investigated by special agents Will Trent and Faith Mitchell.

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