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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * First time in print: the bonus story "Busted"

Karin Slaughter's novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Her latest thriller, Unseen, pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil.
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.

Praise for Unseen
"Slaughter's most powerful book to date . . . No one writes like Slaughter. . . . Her words fairly growl on paper but yet her descriptions of relationships are tear inducing. This may make her an anomaly but she is the best damn anomaly writing books today. Make sure you read Unseen ." --The Huffington Post
"Compelling . . . [Slaughter] balances a complex plot with believable twists while sensitively exploring her realistic characters' emotions and problems." --South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"An emotional roller coaster ride . . . fast-paced and edge-of-your seat . . . Slaughter is brilliant ." --Wichita Falls Times Record News
" Superb and emotionally wrenching . . . The despicable nature of the crimes being investigated only serves to enhance Will's innate goodness and humanity. Current series fans will be delighted, and newcomers to Slaughter's work will find a new obsession." -- Library Journal
"Slaughter plunges readers into the action from the get-go with her electrifying ability to write suspenseful, riveting confrontations between cops and criminals, all while deepening the backstories of her longtime series leads. Another intense read, on multiple levels, from the ever-reliable Slaughter." -- Booklist
"Tense and densely plotted . . . The twisted plot and shocking reveals remind readers why Slaughter remains a dominant voice in crime fiction." -- Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : Dell Books, 2014.
Edition: Dell mass market edition.
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780345539496
Branch Call Number: PB Slaug
Characteristics: 530 pages.
Additional Contributors: Slaughter, Karin 1971- Busted.


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Aug 23, 2018

Wow!!! That was intense!!! The opening chapter, like seriously how can you put the book down?! As more and more clues are unraveled about Lena, Will and the cases that they are working on, I was eagerly trying to devour the book as much as I can and as quick as I can.

Just when you get a glimpse of what is happening in one scene, the chapter ends. And the chapter starts off a few days or week prior to what just happened in the previous chapter. Ugh nooooo!!! I need answers now!!! Like what did Lena find in the basement?! Who is this villain?! Will Sara and Will make it through this rough patch?! I was dying for answers.

And when the pieces slowly fell into place, there was moments of ah ha! and omg! Blackmail, double dealing, weapon and drug trafficking, child endangerment, backstabbing....never a dull moment for sure! You know you will be in for a ride when you read this book.

Jul 02, 2017

Read this book several years ago like the character Will Trent. Good and easy book to read. Enjoyed it and will read more by this author.

Dec 19, 2016

(The seventh book in the Will Trent series)

Mar 21, 2016

Was only okay.

Jul 19, 2015

I thought this book was awesome. Slaughter has the ability to keep you reading to find out what happens next. I guess the only thing I did not like was that for someone who has not read the previous books in the series, this one would not be as exciting or as revealing

Jul 26, 2014

This is a dark book with lots of violence that can be hard to read. Its interesting as you don't know who to trust. This is part of a series and some of the book talks about the past which could be boring if you're read the other books. Its part procedural on finding who tried to kill two police officers after a raid on a drug house that had a surprising find. A small part is about a man who finally comes to term with his past.

Dec 05, 2013

I love Karen Slaughter and the Will Trent mysteries however this one fell seriously flat for me. There was too much time spent on the women's conflicting, emotional past issues, as valid as they were, I understood the dynamic when I read it the first time. I did not need the chapters of repetition. And frankly, the big bad guy was painted as a terrifically elusive criminal, that wielded great power in the drug culture in several states over a long period of time...yet he was caught and mystery was solved in what seemed like a matter of token pages at the end. Too easy. Not clever. Not surprising. THUNK.

Oct 13, 2013

This installment brings back an old nemsis into Dr. Linton's life, and Will is right in the middle of everything. The characters, especially the evil ones, seem very real. As usual, Karin Slaughter writes another book I couldn't put down, staying up until the wee hours until I finished it.

Happyvalley Sep 18, 2013

Excellent book. Best of the series and one of the best books I have ever read.

JCLHunterSt Jul 14, 2013

I have been a fan of Karin Slaughter since the first Grant County book, Blindsighted. Slaughter’s character develop is wonderful, her plots have plenty of twists and turns and her stories always leave me with wanting more. This latest book didn’t disappoint, although I was a bit surprised at the amount of violence. It’s difficult to comment on this single book since the individual books are part of the whole. This series is intriguing, suspenseful and very satisfying. 4.5 rating.

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Jul 26, 2014

Will Trent is working undercover and is trying to find the leader of a drug ring. While undercover, he is part of a look out when two police officers are almost killed. One of the victims is his girlfriend Sara's stepson, Jared. The other victim is Lena who Sara blames for her first husband's death. The cause of the death attempt is from a raid on a drug house with surprising finds that leads to more secrets. Will and Sara have a hard time dealing with all that is happening but in the end Will finally tells Sara the truth about his past.


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