Karin Slaughter has done it again! There are two cases to solve. One is a murder at a prison when a riot breaks out. The other man, Daryl Nesbitt, who was accused of murdering a woman 8 years prior says he knows who killed the inmate, but he wants something in return for his information. Nesbitt claims he was wrongly accused because someone is still killing using the same MO that put him in jail. Was the wrong man arrested? Or is Nesbitt that good of a con?
This was such a suspenseful read! Slaughter really knows how to grab the reader’s attention from the get go and not let go. I loved Will Trent, who works for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, and Sara Linton, the town medical examiner, characters. Since I have not read the other books in the series…yet, I appreciated the chapters randomly alternating between then and now to learn more about their past. Opening up Trent and Linton’s old wounds is the only way to stop a serial killer.
Speaking of the serial killer I didn’t pick up on the clues of who it was until the very end. In my opinion that’s good writing when you think you know, but you have no idea. Then there is the weapon that the killer was using…a freaking hammer. I have mentioned before how I think that is the most violent weapon one could use. Slaughter is known for using graphic details in her books, and this one is no exception!
I need to start at the beginning of the series now!
Book Rating: 4.5/5
Wine Pairing: Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon
Atlanta, Georgia. Present day. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold. Until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. The prisoner’s always insisted that he was innocent, and now he’s sure he has proof. The killer is still out there.
As Will digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the original case in order to reach the truth. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear. And now he needs medical examiner Sara Linton to help him hunt down a ruthless murderer. But when the past and present collide, everything Will values is at stake . . .