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 (from Netgalley)
This book was very intense. From the beginning, there was an undertone of something or someone evil lurking. Who would turn out to be the bad guy?
Investigator Will Trent has a history with Detective Lena Adams. He is trying to create a future with Dr. Sara Linton. When these two worlds collide, all hell breaks loose. There were a few graphic parts that made me worry whether Will was going to make it to the end of the story. I kept telling myself - this is a series and surely the author wouldn’t do in a main character, but it sure did get tense.
I must say, this kept me on the edge of my seat!
Thank you to Random House Publishing Group - Bantam Dell, via Netgalley, for allowing me to read this in exchange for an unbiased review.
Publish date: July 2, 2013.