Tuesday, October 1, 2013


This was the second book featuring Special Agent Will Trent and I do believe that Slaughter's books get better and better with each one.

Description: With its gracious homes and tree-lined streets, Ansley Park is one of Atlanta’s most desirable neighborhoods. But in one gleaming mansion, in a teenager’s lavish bedroom, a girl has been savagely murdered. And in the hallway, her horrified mother stands amid shattered glass, having killed her daughter’s attacker with her bare hands.

Detective Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is here only to do a political favor; the murder site belongs to the Atlanta police. But Trent soon sees something that the cops are missing, something in the trail of blood, in a matrix of forensic evidence, and in the eyes of the shell-shocked mother. Within minutes, Trent is taking over the case—and adding another one to it. He is sure that another teenage girl is missing, and that a killer is on the loose.

Armed with only fleeting clues, teamed with a female cop who has her own personal reasons for hating him, Trent has enemies all around him—and a gnawing feeling that this case, which started in the best of homes, is cutting quick and deep through the ruins of perfect lives broken wide-open: where human demons emerge with a vengeance.

I swore I was going to pay attention to the little details to figure it out and then I failed and then the whodunit popped up and I was like aw man.  But this is good.  Not creepy, not disgusting but good. 

I do find it incredibly odd that someone in Will's job could be dyslexic and no one but his boss has figured it out.  In this book it was pointed out a few times how dangerous his dyslexia could be for his job.  Like as in reading info about suspects or clues that pop up on the job.  I'm glad Slaughter included his struggles and how he personally feels he is dumb because he can't read.  So many people with learning disabilities feel so down on themselves and they cannot control how their brain works. It doesn't mean they are dumb, they just learn differently.

If you like mystery's I highly recommend Karin Slaughter (I feel like I say this a lot, so you should totally listen to me by now!) and give the Grant County series first!

Do you know anyone who is dyslexic? How does it affect their day to day life?

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