Fallen (Will Trent, #5)
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Fallen (Will Trent #5)

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  11,814 ratings  ·  847 reviews
There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She s...more
Hardcover, 387 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by Delacorte Press (first published 2011)
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Wendy Darling
Jun 30, 2011 Wendy Darling rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: fans of Lee Child, Tess Gerritsen
4.5 stars I have a theory that it's nearly impossible to read a Karin Slaughter book in more than a day. She's one of the few authors whose books I NEED to get and devour on the day they're released because I'm so engrossed in the characters and have been waiting a whole year to find out what happens to them next. If you like your murder mysteries on the dark and gritty side, if you're fascinated by the seething violence lurking in the human psyche, this author is a definitely going to make your...more
Karin Slaughter is my favorite go-to author for brain-candy police procedural reading. Her plots are fast-paced and interesting and her characters are so well-written. You may not like all of them and they may frustrate the hell out of you, but you are not bored by them. I have been waiting forever for this book to become available. I read it pretty much in 24 hours. It was so good. The plot is very good and kept me reading till 1 am this morning (despite the fact that I had to be up at 6am for...more
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
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I normally give 5 Star ratings to really great fiction - i.e. the Classics and very well written Literary Fiction - but Fallen is really, really good. I am somewhat biased because I'm half in love with Karin Slaughter's Dyslexic loner protagonist, GBI Agent Will Trent. And the Will Trent Series is the only series that I've started that I put the newer novels aside to read each book in order; I usually read series (after finding a novel that catches my eye) beginning with the novel I re...more
Larry Bassett
Book number five of the Will Trent series starts out with several bangs: three dead bodies immediately. Trent’s partner at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Faith Mitchell is the focus of attention in the bloodletting. At the end of the last book she had a baby girl. That baby is now four months old bringing the bodies from the last book chronologically very close to the bodies in this book.

Will Trent needs more rest time between murders so he can sort out his relationship with his wife Angie...more
FALLEN is the third book in the "Georgia" series that combined the characters from Slaughter's "Grant County" and "Atlanta" series. In addition to combining the series, Slaughter has combined all the best elements of her writing to create a captivating, exciting crime novel.

I've always been a fan of Sara Linton. While she's a smart, beautiful woman, she's also awkward and quirky. She can't cook and she loves dogs. There are so many details about her character that draw the dimensions of a real p...more
Brandi ;)
AWESOME! Totally worth waiting for and totally worth dealing with the Beyond Reach shocker. BR took my breath away and made me angry at KS. I admit I vowed to stop reading her books cause how could she do this to us, her fans! But after I had my time to simmer, I realized that a) She is a master storyteller and wouldn't leave us hanging, there had to be something good in store; and b) seriously, like I could EVER quit reading her books. I'm glad I got over my little tiff, found my faith in KS an...more
Another book passed on by my Mother In law, and frankly I must have upset her recently in some way. This was amazingly disappointing for a Karin Slaughter book.

Previous books of hers have torn along at a frantic pace, real page turners, but this felt like a plodding old horse, crying out to be put out of it's misery.

Normally the plots are rivetting and unfold in unexpected ways. This felt like a non-story from start to finish. It was clear that the missing mother was alive, and was likely to rem...more
Elise Moto
To tell the truth, with this one I found myself yawning over the detailed forensics and skipping all of it to get to what is most interesting, which is Will and Sara's relationship. I found myself losing interest in the main plot, which was the disappearance of Faith's mother. I think my thing is characters, not forensics and procedures. As mentioned regarding other books in this series, Slaughter has done an about-turn with Angie, suddenly portraying her as a 'bee-atch' who delights in pushing...more
Karin Slaughter just keeps getting better and better. In Fallen, she returns to the team of Will Trent and Faith Matthews - but now Sara Linton is more than wrapped up in the story as well. It's a nice departure from the Sara/Lena tension of earlier novels, especially as I find Lena just as unbearable as Sara does (although, kudos to Slaughter for creating a truly multi-faceted unlikeable character).

This time, a desperate crime has come knocking right at Faith's doorstep, and we can only sit and...more
Faith, a veteran officer, is alarmed when reaching her mother’s home, to find evidence of foul play and calls for back up. But she disregards the orders to wait for the back up when it’s obvious that there’s someone moving around in the house and she fears for her mother’s life. In just minutes Faith becomes both a witness and a suspect when she’s forced to kill 2 of the perps in order to defend others.

I haven’t read any other books by this author and it was obvious from the start that this book...more
The first half of Fallen by Karin Slaughter is a great read. The mother of Will Trent's partner Faith is kidnapped. The clues point to dirty cops, drugs, stolen money and much else. However, by the second half, the novel gets too caught up in the past lives of Will's boss and Faith's mother, and frankly, I didn't care. There are too many names to keep track of and too many extraneous plot elements to tease out. Roger Ling (a bad guy with too little plot time) tells Will Trent what's what with Fa...more
Just not my favorite. It was the first time I felt Ms. Slaughter went a little...soap opera-ish. There was more romance and family drama than I, personally, like mixed in with my cop/suspense genre.

I LOVE Karin Slaughter's books. In the past month I've read and reviewed "Fractured" and "Undone"...both were great cop/suspense novels. And, in many ways, "Fallen" was good, too. It kept me reading and kept me guessing til the very end. But "Fallen" started to feel just a LITTLE like a Lifetime Movie...more
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Mary Gilligan-Nolan
I was really looking forward to reading this latest Karin Slaughter book, I had a long wait to get it from the library and I have to say, it was worth the wait. I am always going on about absurd plots that have little basis in realism, but with Karin Slaughter, I find her stories always keep me so hooked and interested, I can completely suspend my disbelief and just go with the flow. This is the third of the Will Trent/Faith Mitchell and Sara Linton series and it was the best one so far. I have...more
I loved this book. I couldn't put it down once I started reading it. I've always liked Sara and Jeffrey and I wasn't happy that Jeffrey died. Will has not been one of my favorite people, he's so awkward and subservient acting especially with Amanda. This story let me see that he can be more and with Sara's love maybe he can finally feel that he deserves better than Angie. I was hoping Angie would actually shoot herself and free Will from her. I liked the storyline about Faith and her Mother. I s...more
This book is the third of Karin Slaughter’s to combine her Grant County and Atlanta series characters. These combined books are my only exposure so far to Sara Linton, so I am not as familiar with her history as I am with Will, Faith, and Amanda.

This book focuses mainly on Faith, whose mother has been tortured and kidnapped for reasons she is not sure of. Both a witness and a victim, Faith is unable to officially participate in the investigation and it’s driving her crazy… almost literally, as s...more
This is yet another tense thriller written by Karin Slaughter featuring Sarah Linton, Will Trent and Faith Mitchell. When Faith arrives at her mother's house late to pick up her daughter, Emma, after completing required GBI training, she finds a smear of blood on the door and her daughter hidden inside a shed. Fearing the worst, Faith enters the house only to find one man already dead and two others alive and armed. By the time back-up arrives all three men are dead and there is still no sign of...more
Karin Slaughter is a prolific crime fiction author who is well known in the New York Times Bestselling Author circles. She does not shy away from evil and the grisly crimes that go with that, but at the same time she creates characters who are believable, likable, and clever enough to solve the crimes they must confront.

She chooses Atlanta and environs as a frequent setting, and as a native of Georgia, she is spot on in the detail of the area that she layers in to make the stories so believable....more
I have a little trouble rating this. If it was from any other author I'd probable give it 4 stars easily but with Karin Slaughter my expectations are very high. I love the way she draws her readers into her stories and usually there is no way to stop once you started reading.
With this one I felt a little cheated. Maybe a part of it is that I have a very hard time getting close to Will Trent. To be honest I find him pretty annoying. And the constant thing between him and bis boss Amanda Wagner i...more
I started and finished this latest offering in Slaughter's Georgia series within 36 hours, all the while telling myself that I really should slow down a bit as there won't be another book in the series for quite some time. (I'm hoping there will be more, as I've grown quite attached to Will, Sara and Faith, and even to Amanda!). Slaughter is one of those crime novelists (Elizabeth George is another) whose writing, in my view, has improved with time. Sure, it's not great literature, but it doesn'...more
In questo quinto episodio della saga che vede protagonista Will Trent, la nostra attenzione verrà catalizzata soprattutto dai personaggi cui abbiamo imparato ad affezionarci fin dal primo libro: Faith, Amanda, Sara, e lo stesso Will.

Stavolta il male che devono combattere è vicino, molto più di quanto sia mai accaduto, e la trama già dall’inizio si presenta intricata, intessuta tra passato e presente, tra detto e non detto, tra verità e bugie che pian piano nel corso delle pagine verranno smentit...more
Jul 09, 2011 Brenda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: suspense/thriller lovers
Another brilliant book by Karin Slaughter. In this one she combines the characters of Dr Sara Linton, Will Trent and Faith Mitchell.

Special Agent Faith Mitchell, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) gets back to her mother, Evelyn Mitchell's house after a training session that runs late, and discovers there is blood in the form of a hand print on the front door, her baby Emma is locked in the outside shed, and when she goes inside to investigate, after calling 000, (and being told under...more
Jamie Kline
**This review may contain some spoilers if you haven't read the rest of this series before. Just a warning! :)**

Wow, where do I even begin with this series? Like I've said before, Karin Slaughter is probably my #1 favorite author and any true fan of the Grant County series can tell you these characters are seriously amazing. They feel like old friends now, so every time I read a new installment in the series it's like reuniting with them all over again. In this book, Faith's mother, Evelyn, is k...more
This book was a really good, action-packed read. I won my ARC through Firstreads, and so far, this book has been the one I enjoyed the most. I finished it in about 24 hours and I just wanted to keep reading. The book takes place over a matter of a weekend, so the action moves quickly. In that respect, I guess one could compare it to Angels and Demons or Da Vinci Code, but with less historical background. :) I thought the author developed the characters nicely. By the end of the book, I felt real...more
Stacy {Texas Reader}
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I quite like Will here. However, even though theoretically the case is Faith-centric I found myself reading her chapters more quickly to get them over with; aside from the beginning and end she spends a lot of time flailing about uselessly. Sara is still boring and likable. I did appreciate getting background on Amanda/Evelyn; their relationship and past were probably the most enjoyable part of the book. The mystery...was done well until we find out the motive behind it, when it becomes very soa...more
Austin Morgan
May 16, 2011 Austin Morgan rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a thriller that moves at a fast pace
Shelves: first-reads, mystery
I can not claim Fallen is a good mystery, but it was an entertaining read. When I requested Fallen I was not aware that this was part of a series. The good news is that everything that is truly important is in the novel.

Faith Mitchell is a veteran police officer. When she comes home to a hostage situation, dead bodies and a missing mother whom was the Captain of the Atlanta Police Department and terminated under suspicious circumstances a bad day turns into a her worst nightmare.

The story then u...more
Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
You may also read my review here: http://www.mybookishways.com/2012/05/...

First of all, if you love crime fiction and mystery, and haven’t discovered Karin Slaughter’s books, that’s ok, you don’t have to start at the “beginning”. You could pick up Fallen and, well, fall into the addictive stories that she creates. Fallen is the author’s 10th novel and easily one of the best (they’re all excellent if that tells you anything.) Fallen is Faith and Will’s book (although Sara Linton gets a big part i...more
I am used to Slaughter living up to her name when she writes, this one didn't, it more messed with your mind, and made you realized that things in the past don't always stay in the past.

The action in this book takes place over just a few days, which after you are done reading it doesn't seem possible, so much has happened, making it hard to review this book and not spoil it.

Faith is front and center in this book. Her life seems like it is back to normal, or normal for her. It is amazing how that...more
Five stars since I'll admit I've been a Slaughter fan since I accidentally checked out "Triptych" from my local library a couple years ago. Like everyone says, it's pretty fast reading, but not in that John Grisham-slash-Dan Brown kind of way. Karin is amazingly awesome at knocking people off in very sordid and varied situations - believable? perhaps. Wonderfully, believability has nothing to do with the fact we hang onto every word regardless.

Trent. Sara. Angie. Faith...and Amanda. Oh Amanda -...more
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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, 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 term "inv...more
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“Will let out a long breath. "She leaves me a lot. That's what she does. She leaves, and then she comes back. And then she stays some and then she leaves again."
"Where does she go?"
"I have no idea."
"You've never asked her?"
Sara Didn't pretend to understand. "Why not?".
He glanced out into the street, watching the traffic zoom by. "It's complicated.”
“There were a few things she knew about Will Trent. He was tall, at least six-three, with a runner's lean body and the most beautiful legs she had ever seen on a man. His mother had been killed when he was less than a year old. He'd grown up in a children's home and never been adopted. He was a special agent with the GBI. He was one of the smartest men she had ever met, and he was so dyslexic that, as far as she could tell, he read no higher than a second-grade level.” 3 likes
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