on January 1st 1970
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It is safe to say that I have “fallen” in love with Slaughter’s Will Trent series. Slaughter has quickly become one of my favorite go to Authors. I love her writing, the suspense, the dialogue, the attention to detail, the character development and yes, even the blossoming love story. I really like how Slaughter gives us characters with flaws, with demons, with things that haunt them. For me it makes them more real, more believable and I just want to sometimes shake them silly, sometimes cheer for them, and sometimes want to give them a good hard smack on the ass to get them moving in the right direction.
In this book, Faith (Will’s partner) is running late to pick up her daughter at her Mother’s home. When Faith arrives she quickly realizes something is not quite right and sees a bloody hand print on the door, her baby locked in a shed, a dead man, no sign of her Mother and shoots two men involved in the incident.
Our hero, Will Trent is leading the investigation. Will continues to be reserved and a man of few words. He is still trying to hide his dyslexia which I wish he would just get over it’s no big deal but to his character it is. He also continues with his beginning relationship with Sara (who we know from the Grant County series). Will perhaps Will always have demons that haunt him which is why he is probably so interesting and character with the most development. I predict we will learn more and more about him as he begins to open up to Sara. Speaking with Sara, like in the Grant County Series, she also helps with the investigation giving her expert medical opinions.
This is a book where the past and the present collide for some characters. We learn some more about Evelyn, Faith’s Mother. There are also some revelations made in Faith’s own life.
This was a very enjoyable fast read. I had to keep reading to see what would happen next. This is where Slaughter shines. She just knows how to write suspense/thrillers. My pages kept turning and turning.
Looking forward to the next book in the series.