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Genesis (Will Trent #3)

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Na de gruweldaad die haar leven in Grant County totaal heeft verwoest, is Sara Linton naar Atlanta gevlucht. Ze is een nieuw leven begonnen en werkt in een ziekenhuis, waar op een dag een zwaar mishandelde vrouw met spoed wordt binnengebracht. Sara raakt in de ban van deze mysterieuze vrouw en gaat op onderzoek uit. Daarbij kruist ze het pad van Will Trent en Faith Mitchel ...more
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Published July 2009 by Cargo (first published 2009)
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Karin Slaughter
Mar 23, 2014 Karin Slaughter rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
First, people should know that in the UK and elsewhere, this book is titled Genesis, which was the original title I chose. (In the US, there was another book called Genesis--sci-fi--that was publishing around mine and they didn't want confusion). I chose the title Genesis because this was really a restart for Sara Linton. She's in a new city, she's completely changed her life, she's still recovering from the horrible events in Beyond Reach (weirdly, called Skin Privilege in the UK and other terr ...more
I just discovered Karin Slaughter, and as most of you know, there's nothing as good as finding a "new" (to you) author who has many books already published. No "waiting for the next one to come out" anxiety!
Before I had finished "Fractured" I KNEW I had to have "Undone"...and I wasn't disappointed. Slaughter came through for me again, with excellent suspense and a great cast of characters brought to life flawlessly and with depth.

Having never read the 'Grant County' series, I was afraid the rein
Barry Graham
Jean-Patrick Manchette declared, "The crime novel is the great moral literature of our time." He knew whatof he spoke, since he wrote some of the 20th Century's great French novels before his untimely death.

Karin Slaughter has little in common with Manchette. Unlike his short, dense, narratives, her novels are sprawling. Unlike his brilliant and bizarre experiments, her storytelling style would fit the 19th Century as easily as this one. But she is writing some of the great moral literature of h
Larry Bassett
Undone puts you right in the middle of the action immediately. It does start with the unlikely scenario of Will Trent coincidently being in the ER with his pregnant partner Faith when a victim of vicious torture is brought in. And, yes, Sara from Grant County is the ER doctor so the improbability of characters from two series being brought together is maximized. Well, everybody has to be somewhere! And every book has to start somewhere. It is fiction after all. Very good fiction, I think.
Amber Argyle
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The first book in the "Georgia" series is actually the mash-up of Slaughter's "Grant County" and "Will Trent" series, bringing together the best of both. The result is a twisted, graphic, and enjoyable read. However, if you are familiar with Slaughter's previous books (which I recommend reading in order, just because I'm anal that way), then you know that her main characters (in this case Agents Will Trent, Faith Mitchell,and Dr. Sara Linton) suffer heavily from not only professional, but extrem ...more
Jul 03, 2009 Holly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults interested in a great suspense/thiller
Recommended to Holly by: first-reads
Shelves: first-reads, thriller
I received my advance copy yesterday afternoon and I could not put it down until I finished it last night.

This was the best thriller/suspense I have read in a very long time. The characters are three dimensional and their personal stories are so poinant, you can't help but become emotionally invested in them from the very beginning. It had me on the edge of my seat and I honestly didn't figure out who the bad guy was until nearly the end (which is rare for me and a delight when it does happen!)
I don't like thrillers. I especially avoid the ones that involve horrible things done to women, which is what most of them are about, isn't it? Yet, for some reason, this one grabbed me. Slaughter does character! Yes, there is an intense mystery, here, and the usual horror (thankfully with fewer graphic details than most like to provide, thought still more than I needed, and fewer bodies strewn about than many authors seem to require for the telling of their stories). But mostly, characters are ...more
Tortued... everyone was. Not only the victims...everyone else in the book! The police investigators were more tortured in their own lives than the victims being horribly mutilated. Said that I enjoyed it... felt empathy mixed with frustration with the main characters. Knew "who did it" in the second chapter but still couldn't put it down. Would have liked a more "satisfying ending" but I'm a sucker for tying up loose ends. I think Karin has done great job in fleshing out the characters and givin ...more
Freda Malone
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Dotti Elrick

This is Will Trent's third book, but this is the first book that we get to see the beginning of Karin Slaughter's two series finally merge into one, with the introduction of an old character from the Grant County series. Sara Linton.

Sara has moved back to Atlanta after the death of her husband. She has taken a position in the Grady Hospital ER. Quite a change from her practice in Grant County as the town's pediatrician and part time coroner.

Just as Sara is about to sign out for her shift and he
Kelly Hager
I hadn't read any of her books before, but if they're all like this, I need to check them out.

It's a mystery (and a pretty disturbing one). An old couple is driving home and they hit a woman who stumbles out into the middle of the road. When they go see if she's okay, they see that she's naked and that she's obviously been tortured. Hardcore tortured.

When the cops get there, they find that there are other missing women too.

(This is not a real spoiler, because you learn this early. General gist
Petra Sýkorová
Karin Slaughter je jedna z těch spisovatelů, kteří vás dokážou s každou další knihou jen více nalákat na pokračování. A i když víte, že vás i v další knize parádně nachytá, stejně si to musíte přečíst, protože chcete sakra vědět, co se děje s vašimi oblíbenými hrdiny. Tak nějak to totiž funguje u mě.

Od posledního velkého případu uběhla pořádná chvíle. Will je ženatý, jeho manželka jej ovšem hned po měsíci soužití opustila, přesto jeho život nepřestává kontrolovat jakkoli se jí zlíbí. Angie už je
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After karins last book I was a little unsure but have to say that this book has taken me back to being an avid fan again. After reading the last book, I missed the characters I had grown to love in previous books. However this book took us further into the lives of Will Trent and his partner at GBI, Faith Mitchell. These two along with Sara Linton make for fantastic characters which I am looking forward to seeing again in the next book. This story sees Will and Faith hunting a man that is abduct ...more
I can hardly get my thoughts in order after this book. It is probably one of the most compelling books I've read in a while. Between the brutal horror of what was done to the victims and the incredible characters that populated every piece of this novel, I am in awe of Karin Slaughter's storytelling abilities.

To start with... Will. For the love of small furry animals, SOMEBODY GIVE THAT MAN A HUG! AND A COOKIE! AND ANOTHER HUG! I adored him. I want more Will immediately. He's damaged and he make
I really had difficulty putting this one down! I did question Slaughter's sanity briefly when she "did in" Sara's husband and wondered how the rest of Sara's life would play out. I remember Will Trent and his quiet partner, Faith and am delighted Slaughter is beginning a whole new "Atlanta" series. The mystery surrounding this crazed serial sadist/rapist/murderer is crafted so well and there are so many surprising twists and heart-wrenching paragraphs, you will not welcome any intrusion into you ...more
I'm not quite sure what I didn't like about this book. Perhaps I read it too soon after reading another book by the same author, so things leapt out at me that perhaps I wouldn't have noticed if some time had elapsed in between. The story itself was OK; toward the end of the book I found myself wondering at the level of misogyny in these books. Some of it is necessary, because serial killers do tend to target women. Also, the author is arguably just as hard on her male characters as she is on he ...more
I am thrilled that I found Karin Slaughter's books. They are some of the best crime thrillers that I have read. It is never evident "who done it". This is a series involving Faith Mitchell and her partner, Will Trent along with their boss Amanda. You truly feel as though you know these people and it is certainly exciting to watch them put all the clues together.

In this novel a woman has been run over but it seems as though her injuries involve far more than getting run over. Soon after they disc
Will Trent and his partner Faith Mitchell are in the emergency room of Grady Hospital. Faith had just passed out. As they are there a woman is brought into the emergency room. She had been held captive, raped, tortured and then hit by a car. Together, Will and Faith try to find out who this woman is and where she came from. Most importantly who did this to her and are there others.

This is the first book I have read by Karin Slaughter. I am hooked already. I will be going back now to read the fir
Jules (Never enough time to read)
Best book in the series so far! I definitely won't be waiting too long until I pick up the next one.
Petra Miocic

Kažu da ime može uvelike odrediti osobnost svog nositelja. Vođen tom mišlju jedan je sveučilišni profesor izjavio kako nikada ne bi svoju kćer nazvao Sofija „da mala ne bi, ne daj Bože, bila glupa“. Ime, možda, može pomoći i pri izboru zanimanja pa je tako, po vlastitom sudu, Madonna mogla biti ili zabavljačica ili opatica. A kada je prije 44 godine u Atlanti rođena djevojčica, roditelji su je, ne misleći na njenu buduću profesiju, nazvali Karin. Ali prezi
La Mala
Hice algo que no debe hacerse jamas con una serie y empecé a leer desde el tercer libro . Tenía que continuar la historia de Sara Linton y me sentí demasiado impaciente y dolida , sino traumatizada por el final de su historia en Gran County (view spoiler)

Me costo adaptarme a los nuevos personajes y a la nueva Sara-sin-Jeffrey pero una vez que lo conseguí (a casi ma
Mishel Zabala
So I've never really been the "thriller" type. Movies, maybe. But I just never got into reading and enjoying the genre. But recently, my tastes for books seems to be expanding to include different flavors. Yum! But I digress, I don't really know what my expectations were before opening Undone. I was a little intimidated by the size of the book when I received it though. I think I groaned a little. But as I started reading I quickly forgot everything else. Karin Slaughter definitely has a way wit ...more
This book is a page turner!! I was in a hurry to get to the end and see who the bad guy was. (And this bad guy is very, very, very bad.....maybe too bad in places for this to be a 5 star book for me---drawback #1 for me personally.) The basic premise---someone is kidnapping women, keeping them in horrific conditions, and doing unspeakable things to them. The story centers on a doctor (of course, she's beautiful) who is the widow of a cop. A man who was the love of her life. 4 years later she is ...more
Sam Oxby
I read this book a few months back having decided that I'd like to look into crime fiction, as I've previously never had an interest in this genre. I borrowed 'Genesis' from a friend and I absolutely devoured it!

I am also a CSI fan, and I loved Karin Slaughter's style of writing which is basically CSI in book form! The story starts with the discovery of a horrid and disturbing crime scene with victims who are unable to give witness.

The story is slowly uncovered by the detective and police offic
Violence is definitely a limiter for this book. The serial killer rapes, tortures, and mutilates his victims before killing them -- to the extent that the death seems almost a mercy. (The survivors are the truly heartbreaking victims.) The results of the killer's work are explicitly described. It wouldn't "turn off" someone who likes noir and doesn't mind the violence, but it does limit the audience. Note, the violence is realistic and not melodramatic or overdone -- just intensely, and savagely ...more
Amy, Hayden's datefriend
The first book from Karin Slaughter I've read and...I don't know...there's got to be something wrong. Almost everyone liked....and I...well, I found it pretty terrible and that to the extent that I wanted to put it away, but I hate doing that. It wasn't worth the try, however.

First of all I kind of missed the feelings here. Perhaps I'm in the minority of the audience again, but for me it wasn't really as shocking as the author intended it to be and also I can't say I felt sorry for the victims
Jul 07, 2012 Vivienne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of gritty crime novels
It's been a few years since I read my last Karin Slaughter novel. I had read all the Grant County and first two Will Trent books in quite a short space of time.

I admit that the ending of the final Grant County book got to me and even though I had picked up a copy of Genesis some time back at a local 2nd hand bookshop, I wasn't quite ready to encounter Sara Linton again until now. Karin Slaughter's newsletter about the publication of Criminal, the 4th in the Georgia series, made me realise how lo
Starting a new mystery thriller is a bit like climbing aboard a toboggan at the top of a hill. With a new author doing the driving, you can never be sure what the ride will be like.

Karin Slaughter was a new author to me, and I'm happy to say that Unbound streaked right to the bottom of the hill. Once aboard, I couldn't quit—even if the going did get a bit rough in places.

There are disturbing scenes in this book, but Slaughter seems to know just about how much a reader can take. In the first hal
Douglas Mackenzie
this is my first Karin Slaugher novel, and i cant deny the quality and depth of her writing.
An intelligent plot, a mountain of detail and perspective from 3 main characters - Agents Will and Faith, and the Doctor Sarah. It should have been 'right up my street'.. so whats the problem?
Despite the undeniably deep and well constructed plot, believable characters and an evil psychotic villian, 'Undone' just never caught fire.
you know when it happens.. its what a reader wants.. the overwhelmin
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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, COP TOWN, and the e-original short stories “Snatched” and “Busted.”

Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the
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Other Books in the Series

Will Trent (7 books)
  • Triptych (Will Trent, #1)
  • Fractured (Will Trent, #2)
  • Broken (Will Trent, #4)
  • Fallen (Will Trent, #5)
  • Criminal (Will Trent, #6)
  • Unseen (Will Trent, #7)
Blindsighted (Grant County, #1) Triptych (Will Trent, #1) Fractured (Will Trent, #2) Broken (Will Trent, #4) Indelible (Grant County, #4)

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