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(Will Trent #5)

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Theres no police training stronger than a cops instinct. Faith Mitchells mother isnt answering her phone. Her front door is open. Theres a bloodstain above the knob. Everything Faith learned in the academy goes out the window when she charges into her mothers
Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published 2011
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Gmaharriet This is the 5th of a 7-part Will Trent series, but there are 6 books in the Grant County series that precede it. If you read the Will Trent series…moreThis is the 5th of a 7-part Will Trent series, but there are 6 books in the Grant County series that precede it. If you read the Will Trent series first, you will see spoilers that you won't want to know for reading the Grant County series. All the books in both series are fantastic, so I'd recommend you start with Grant County's "Blindsighted", the 1st in that series. (less)
Brian Kuhl Hi Tara. Just read it and was good. But like you I have not read the earlier books in the series so was a little frustrated re being unaware of the…moreHi Tara. Just read it and was good. But like you I have not read the earlier books in the series so was a little frustrated re being unaware of the back stories of Will Trent and several of the other characters. Time over I would go back and start from book 1.. I saw another review which suggests it's even better to read the Grant County series first. Apparently some of Will's friends or whatever feature in those. Cheers. Brian. (less)

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Wendy Darling
Jun 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fallen by Karin Slaughter is a 2012 Dell/Random House publication.

This fifth installment in the Will Trent series may be, arguably, Im sure, the best one of the series thus far.

Evelyn is babysitting for Faith when she becomes a victim of a home invasion. Once Faith arrives, she finds Emma safe and sound, but Evelyn has been taken.

From this point on, the drama, action and suspense are a non-stop rollercoaster ride. Many burning questions are answered and some huge developments take place in
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

She didnt flinch. She didnt falter. Instead, she put her forehead to his, looked him in the eye and told him, Breathe. Will let out a breath he felt like hed been holding his entire life.

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From book to book there isnt a connection with the plots. With each book you get a story that sucks you in right from the get go and doesnt let you go until you turn that last page. Each of the characters are changing in ways that are intriguing. Karin Slaughter is
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Susanne  Strong
5 Thrilling Stars

Oh My Goodness! Has My Heart Stopped Pounding?! I think Not!

Poor Faith Mitchell! My Heart was in my throat for most of this novel.
Fallen by Karin Slaughter got me good. I felt for Faith Mitchell so much I couldnt imagine being in her position. Driving up to her mother, Evelyn Mitchells house, expecting to pick up her baby girl and finding blood on the door handle? Then discovering the house in disarray, her mother gone, a dead body and having to protect herself and her
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourite
I don't know what it is about Will that endears me to him. He is not movie star handsome, he is socially inept in many ways, he is awkward. But he is lovable. He had a tough upbringing but that didn't make him mean and tough, quite the opposite actually.

He wasn't even her type.

We have a situation involving Lena, her mother, Amanda and a cast of characters from the past. But who is guilty? Who is innocent? Slaughter has a great way of writing where you seriously don't know who to believe.

May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally!!! Will has someone in his life that actually cares about him and understands what he went through as a kid. I love Sara for him. Great book as well.
Mar 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The story starts with a bang when GBI Agent Faith Mitchell returns to her mother, Evelyn's home to pick up her infant daughter, Emily, and finds a chilling situation. When the dust settles, the house is a major crime scene and Evelyn is missing. It's now a race against time to figure out the who, why and where.

I couldn't stop listening to this story, told from many characters' points of view. It was often difficult to keep up with all of the minor gangsters but it didn't knew they
Stephanie Nicholas

Faith Mitchell is an officer with The Georgia Bureau of Investigations. Her mother is supposed to be watching her daughter for her while she's at a seminar, but when Faith comes home she finds a man dead in the laundry room, her daughter locked in a car port, and a hostage situation in her bedroom. What she doesn't see is her mother.

This was a story about gang wars, family ties, and secrets that have never seen the light of day. It's the 5th in Karin Slaughter's Will Trent
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
I'm seriously running out of accolades for this series and author. Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best in Suspense & Romance Suspense. Once again, I found myself flipping/reading pages as fast as I could, heart pounding, anticipation soaring. Fallen starts off with a sense of impending doom as Faith is running late & fails to reach her mother, who is babysitting Faith's infant daughter, by phone. After finally reaching her home, Faith's fear ratchets up another notch at the sounds ...more
So good! I was on the edge of my seat!

Amanda is a tough old broad, and the relationship between her and Will is very much like a dysfunctional mother and son. Still, I think she's on his side. Hope so anyhow.

I'm falling harder for Will with every installment. (view spoiler)

Faith had some tough times, but made good choices for the most part.

Angie is a manipulative bitch who never ceases to amaze me with her cruelty, and
Marnie  (Enchanted Bibliophile)
2017 Reading Challenge
This year I'm doing a Reading Challenge; so I have 26 books with specific subjects that I need to read.
Book 19: A book with an one-word title

These books never fail to engage and impress!

Before I started this book I was in the beginning of a bad reading slump, but as always Slaughter pulled me right out of it. Her writing style is so fluent and addictive, you just can't help but read and read and read.

In Fallen we get a snippet of what Faith's life was about before she joined the GBI (Georgia
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-reads
It is official. I am halfway through the Will Trent series. I should be all caught up for when book 10 is released this year. Fallen by Karin Slaughter has to be the most suspenseful book in the series yet. In true Karin Slaughter fashion, the book begins with Faith Mitchell heading home from training and her mother, who is watching her daughter, isnt answering the phone. She gets home and discovers a bloody handprint on the door and her mother gone. Her daughter is safely tucked away in the ...more
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
Fallen, the 5th in the Will Trent series, is hands down my favorite so far. I would give it more than five stars if I could.

This was a very personal story for some of the regular characters we have come to know, which in turn made it personal for me as well (Im very much invested in these people at this point). This wasnt just a crime to be solved. It was a crime that must be solved- and with no less than a positive outcome.

Faith Mitchells mother, Evelyn, is in serious trouble and Faith is
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
I haven't exactly been a great fan of Slaughter's Will Trent series, preferring the Grant County series, until now.

She has really hit her stride in this, the fifth of the series. This is a thrilling and exhilarating read that finally begins to pull all the strands together.

I do often wonder though, when Sara Linton gets time to tend to her Paediatric practice? She is always so busy catching criminals!

4.5 stars upgraded to 5 stars
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing

WHOA! This series is really heating up now! And each and every character is being pushed to the breaking point. Whether it be in a good way or a bad. And as I get to know them, I am loving them all even more... or as in Angie's case, hating.

Will is finally getting some happy in his life. Yes, it is completely immersed in turmoil, but it is there nonetheless. And while I think he has a long way to go cutting the cord with Angie, I am holding out hope that he can finally walk away from her
FALLEN is the best of the Will Trent series so far. And it has nothing to do with the murder/mystery of the week, though I'll admit I liked how it all shook out and how involved Amanda was. Seeing her character be more than the hardass chick with the brutal barbs was fascinating. And her backstory was something else, too.

But more importantly. FALLEN is the best of the Will Trent series because of things that happened and all the things I felt in my feeeeeeelings place. Oh man. So much of this
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can this author tell a story? I can easily say you're damn skippy she can. There was more content and dialogue packed in #5 than the others I've read in this series. Same cast of characters though....there are of course damaged Will (lysdexic but brilliant detective), bitch from hell Amanda (Will's boss), tough as nails Faith (Will's partner), the sweet doctor Sarah (Will's friend with benefits), and last but least the queen of skank Angie (Will's wife, but use this word loosely). I'm telling ...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
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Karin slaughter books but wasn't keen on this storyline but still a good read.few more to go.
Aug 07, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, 2012
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
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
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved re-reading this 5th book in her "Will Trent" series!
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, 2016
Late picking up her infant daughter at her mother's house, Georgia Bureau of Investigations Agent Faith Mitchell is shaken by what she finds. There is a hostage situation inside the house. Her infant daughter is locked in the shed. Her mother, retired police captain Evelyn Mitchell, is missing. Faith's partner, Will Trent, and her boss, Amanda Wagner, delve into the investigation along with the Atlanta Police Department. We learn that Evelyn Mitchell once supervised a group of narcotics officers ...more
Anne  (Booklady) Molinarolo
My Musings

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
Not as good as previous reads. Focuses very much on Faith Mitchell and her family.

High octane as usual and moves the story forward nicely. On to book six.
Stephen Clynes
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Faith Mitchell gets to her mothers house late to pick up her daughter Emma but there is blood on the door. So starts this novel in the Georgia series of crime thrillers from Karin Slaughter. It has been over 5 years since I have last read one of Karins novels and it feels like I have suddenly bumped into an old friend I had lost contact with. I have read a total of 5 novels from Karin and each one is a stand alone book, so you do not have to read them in a sequence. Karin is a very popular top ...more
Janie Johnson
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-challenge
I have been reading this series for a few months now and I have enjoyed all of the books I have read so far and this one is no different. This could be my favorite so far in the series, and I look forward to the rest of the books and any that may be written in the future.

In this installment we have Faith who goes to her mother's house and sees that things are not what they usually are when the front door is open and a bloody handprint in on the door. Her mother has been abducted, and it is up to
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Some signs of an abusive relationship:
Humiliation. Manipulation. Jealousy. Guilt. Violence.

This is probably the first time I have come across a series that features a male protagonist who is abused by his wife. While the author used the crime investigation, suspense, and mystery as main elements to drive the narrative throughout the series, Fallen offered something different from the previous four installments: more personal. I could feel the intense disgust in the scene between Angie
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