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Undone: A Novel by Karin Slaughter

Undone: A Novel (original 2009; 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 (2009)



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Very, very gruesome and disturbing but my favourite in the series. Will is one of the best characters in any series ever. ( )
  angelaoatham | Feb 21, 2017 |
It's hard to tell the basic story without giving spoilers, so I'll just tell the beginning. A naked woman is hit by a car, more damaged from pre-accident torture than from the crash. Georgia detectives Will Trent and his partner Faith Mitchell desperately try to find the perpetrator before more women are captured.

Warning: This is not a cozy mystery. The crimes are violent, horrible, and misogynistic.

4.5 stars. This is both a character-driven and plot-driven book, a wonderful mixture from my point of view. This book is an intersection between two series by Karin Slaughter (neither of which I'd read before) and the deep back stories of all the characters made this a really rich book. Will grew up in an orphanage and foster homes, Faith is newly pregnant, and the doctor who treats the tortured woman, Sarah Linton, has tragedy in her past. The captured women, witnesses, and the suspects are all also fascinating and the book is hard to put down. ( )
  Connie-D | Nov 26, 2016 |
Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, Will Trent and Faith Mitchel just happen to be in a hospital’s emergency room when a badly injured woman is brought in. She's been hit by a car, but after an examination it looks like she may have been escaping from an unknown captor. Will heads out to the scene of the crime where he discovers an underground torture chamber. Soon he discovers the body of another woman who has also been tortured. When a third woman goes missing, Will and faith try to find out what might be connecting these woman and why they are being abducted.

Undone brings back some familiar characters from previous books. We meet Sara Linton, a main character from another series by this author, who brings her own struggles. Faith is suffering some health issues and Will has a troubled past that he is attempting to keep a secret. One of the things that make these victims different from other suspense thrillers is that each of them is really unlikable. I read a lot of thrillers and I was completely shocked and surprised at the way this story played out.

I enjoyed this series a number of years ago and recently have picked them all up on audio. Some of the detail is especially horrifying because you can't just skim through it like you can in a book. I really enjoy Will, Faith and Sara and am looking forward to Book 4 of the Will Trent series, Broken. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Sep 23, 2016 |
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In this suspense masterpiece, Karin Slaughter weaves together the powerful human stories of three unforgettable characters from her New York Times bestselling novels Faithless and Fractured, who collide here for the first time in an electrifying race against unspeakable human evil.

When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.

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This book grabs you in the beginning and does not let you go until the end. It has an excellent plot and the twists and turns makes it hard to figure out. Karin Slaughter has now mixed the characters from her Grant County series into the Will Trent series and this makes for an interesting story with a cliff-hanger at the end. Can't wait to read the next in the series in order to find out what secrets are waiting to be uncovered. ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
I found the story engrossing and enjoyed the sparks between Trent and Linton. The violence and cruelty level is high however so parts are definitely not for the squeamish. I deducted a star since was able to quickly determine who the killer was but was interested enough to follow through. It would be nice if the Angie character would just permanently disappear and if something would develop between Sara and Trent. I find her annoying and Trent acts like a love-starved adolescent when she is around. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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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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As Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent try to connect two murders to a hit-and-run victim, Atlanta physician Sara Linton becomes more involved in the investigation--an investigation which soon culminates in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer.… (more)

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