Unseen – Karin Slaughter

Posted: July 22, 2013 in Review, thriller

unseenLena has been attacked in her home and seen her husband Jared shot.  A detective in Macon County, it is thought that one of her cases is behind it.  Lena is no stranger to trouble as it follows her around and Jared’s stepmother, Sara Linton, blames her for the shooting just as she is convinced Lena is the cause of her husband’s death.

Will Trent is a taciturn undercover investigator for the GBI – Georgia Bureau of Investigations.  Involved romantically with Sara, he avoids telling her about his latest assignment that involved him in the shooting of Jared.  He is gaining the trust of a drug dealer and his deadly girlfriend.  Sara comes to Macon and becomes involved in Will’s case without knowing it.  Soon danger is everywhere and they don’t know who to trust.

This has a complex plot with many twists and turns.  There was a lot going on with the action fast-paced and the violence necessary.  The characters were strong, well-developed and believable.  I want to see more of them.  The ending was great, with the reason of why events happened so simple but chilling.

This was the first book by Karin Slaughter I’ve read and while I enjoyed it, there was information missing that was covered in the earlier books in the books.  I recommend reading the series in order, as this is a great story.  I now have to track down her earlier books.


Supplied by Random House

Reviewed by Jan

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