A Novel

Book - 2011
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Georgia Bureau of Investigations Detective Faith Mitchell, her partner Will Trent, and trauma doctor Sara Linton join forces to find Faith's mother, missing after a deadly hostage situation that leaves Faith a murder suspect -- and the scapegoat for police corruption, bribery, and murder.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9780345528209
Characteristics: 387 p. ;,25 cm.


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Feb 24, 2020

Picks up right where Fallen leaves off. This was a great read. A complex mix of crime, loss, romance and sex. I was pleased to read 'Criminal' and find that it picked up right where Fallen had left off.

Oct 14, 2019

It is a fairly good story. Slaughter is a bit obsessed with torture and I have wondered before if she spends most of her movie viewing time watching snuff-flicks and SM porn. The telling of the story is bogged down with details about everything--endless details that do not matter to the story at all, just Slaughter upping her word count. Many of the clues that are vital to the plot get lost in the endless rambling list of items in a room or the colors of carpet or the memories of the past that have nothing to do with the current story. This can be read as a stand alone, but it is far from the first story featuring these characters. (Will Trent #5)

Dec 19, 2016

(The fifth book in the Will Trent series)

gracindaisy Feb 11, 2013

Police & FBI work together to solve a vicious kidnapping. Recommended by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2012, it's a great read, but probably not great literature.

Oct 22, 2012

Not for the faint at heart. Once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down and knowing this is a continuing story of charactors I want to know more. Very compelling

Jul 20, 2012

Only read the first few pages and last few as the book is full of vulgarity.

Kadie2 Jul 06, 2012

This book was not my cup of tea. It was somewhat confusing and sort of all over the place. The romance wasn't the best I've seen, pretty close to the worst. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.

Jun 21, 2012

An agent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Faith Mitchell returns home to find her infant daughter locked in the shed, her mother's gun is missing, and there's a blood trail to the house.
What a way to start a novel! good read.

Nancy D. Kerr
May 15, 2012

Holds your interest throughout the book

Mar 25, 2012

This novel is really very interesting and very good. Till the end, we can't imagine, who the culprit may be.

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