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(Will Trent #3)

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When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.
Hardcover, 436 pages
Published July 14th 2009 by Delacorte Press
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Meredith ( on Semi-Hiatus until February)
Undone is another horrific, yet intriguing installment in the Will Trent series.

This book is the most sickening and gruesome of the series that I have read so far. Focused on women who have been abducted and assaulted in ways I didn't even know were possible, it was nauseating to read.

Undone brings Sara Linton into the fold. Faith, who is battling some personal issues, takes an immediate dislike to the doctor, while Will experiences quite the opposite. Angie makes one appearance, and in my opin
Karin Slaughter
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ADDICTED, is not strong enough of a word to describe how I feel about this series!! A real page turner!! On to the next one.
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘

TW - the so-called "hero" is a rapist, and everyone hates women because why the fuck not

Alright. It's way too late for me to write a 10,000+ review, but I'm so fucking disgusted that I have to talk about it or I'll never sleep. Let's go to the point, okay?

So. Genesis. Or Undone, whatever it's named. I'm so angry I can't see straight. So, so angry because I've been enjoying this series so far, including the beginning of this one, I've made excuses for the rampant sexism pouring through every pag
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Karen Slaughter doesn't make violence pretty; these are not cozy mysteries to wile away the hours. I am not preaching against those types of mysteries, because I like them too. She does public service by not dressing up sexual psychopaths. These men are sick and what they do to women is repugnant and nightmare-enducing, that said she also knows people and that's what brings me back to her novels again and again. The violence is tough to read, but the fine people who try to help by solving these ...more
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Undone by Karin Slaughter is a 2009 Delacorte Press publication.

This third book in the Will Trent series creates a link with the Grant County series by introducing Sara Linton to the series.

Sara is from Grant County, but has relocated to Atlanta following the death of her husband. She meets Faith and Will at the hospital when Faith has a fainting spell, but soon finds herself embroiled in the case Will and Faith are working on.

Several women who have been tortured or are missing has Faith and
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I told myself I was going to write this review before starting Broken so here I am and I'm going to try and make it quick.

Undone is my favorite so far of the Will Trent Series and I really should be taking the time to write a full review with perfect pictures but the next book is waiting on my Kindle! :)

For me this was the most gruesome of the three books. As with the others the writing was gripping and captivating. It created such vivid thoughts for me which at times had me squeezing my eyes sh
Susanne  Strong
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
4 Stars

A naked woman runs across a highway and is struck by a mobile home. Brought to Grady Hospital, she is attended to by Doctor Sara Linton who moved from Grant County to Atlanta four years ago. Will Trent and his partner Faith Mitchell of the GBI investigate as the bodies pile up.

A taut mystery/thriller that brings Will Trent and Sara Linton together. Hmm. Not sure how I feel about this (though I already had an inkling having read “The Last Widow” before the entire Grant County series.. lol
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
4.5 "I fucking hate Angie" stars!

This series is a spin off from the Grant County series... I had started this series when I realised that one of the character who was going to show up in this series already featured in the other series... Now I am a bit of a stickler for reading in order, so I had to stop this series and go back to the other. Confused yet??

Will and Faith work for the GBI (Georgia Bureau of Investigation). These two. Lord above, they sure have some baggage and interesting pasts,
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-reads, 2021
5 super chilling stars

Oh, Karin Slaughter! You are sucking me in even more. I love learning more about Will Trent and he meets Sara Linton in this one, reminding me all about why I love her character. Karin, you are so good at creating characters I root for -- Will and Sara -- and creating characters I root against but somehow understand why they act that way -- Angie and Lena. Signs of a great writer!

This chilling story starts out with the grisly discovery of a woman who has been assaulted and
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 100-pages
Being my first Karin Slaughter book, Genesis has surely tempted me to read thriller and mystery again.

The detailed analysis of each character, going after it until everything has been written down of those person in the book, was gripping.

Even though I was not able to trust each character at the time that made reading more exciting and entertaining, I felt finishing it really fast. Because the murders were getting higher in rate.

I love those books where women are in the center and the book tells
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Well, I'm definitely whole-heartedly invested in this series now. And Will Trent has permanently gotten under my skin and into my heart. What can I say... Will, Will, Will. He is finally starting to break... to let some light into the cracks of that concrete wall he's erected around his heart. I've said it before and I'll say it again. it is impossible not to love this man.

This book has finally started giving me a little insight into the characters.. Will and his GBI partner Faith Mitc
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Will Trent and Sara Linton in the same book!!!!!!!! I can't read this fast enough. I loved the Grant County series. I could not read those books fast enough and I was so sad when that series ended with a BANG. But now I'm hooked with Will Trent and What! What! What! Sara Linton is in this book? Yes, Yes, and Yes!

A young woman enters the Trauma center where Sara now works. After her husbands death, Sara has left Grant County and now works at a hospital in Atlanta. She is on duty when the naked, t
I very much enjoyed this third thriller in Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series, although I'm wondering if I should have read her Grant County series first as a character with history in that series, Dr Sara Linton, has crossed over to this one in Atlanta. No problem so far but I suspect we're going to see more of her in future books.

This was a very suspenseful thriller opening with an elderly couple running into a naked woman running down the road. As well as being hit by their car, she is in a
Stephanie Nicholas
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Whew! My gosh! Karin Slaughter is a master, no doubt about it!

An elderly couple is driving home taking the back roads in Georgia, when out of no where a naked woman runs into the road and is struck erroneously by their automobile. The police and paramedics arrive and find that aside from being struck by the car, she has been brutally tortured... And so begins another Will Trent mystery. Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith, step in to work the case and figure out just what has happened to thi
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourite
Another brilliant book from Karin slaughter,I think you should read the books in order to get to know the characters as i was glad to see Sara Linton back in the books she's such a strong character.karins crimes books are really gritty.and bringing up diabetes showing how serious the condition is,I'm going to read the next book in the will Trent series broken.and i bet it's just as good. ...more
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
Genesis is officially my favourite of Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series. I think I have read it previously when it was titled Undone.

One of those lovely books where you find yourself holding your breath, without realising you are doing it until you suddenly let it out!

I strongly recommend this series which is a mix of crime/thriller/romance.
Mary Beth
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This author really knows how to write. I think every book so far in this series I've given 5 stars to it. It is full of suspense! Wow! Wow! Wow! I could not put this book down in the last 120 pages. It really got my adrenaline going. It flows so well. I really loved what I read. I just love Will Trent. If you really want to read a good thriller and a good series, this one is it! It will blow you away. I do have to say this series is definitely not for the faint at heart. It took me awhile to cat ...more
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loving this series more with each book. I love Will, and I'm happy he's gaining some confidence and backbone. I think the pairing with Faith was an excellent decision by Amanda, even though Faith was really moody in this installment. You can't really blame her, though.

I strongly suspected the identity of the killer early on, but I didn't know for sure until very late. Still, there were surprises, and the story was thoroughly addictive! Parts were a little difficult to stomach in the beginning,
Alan Cotterell
This was a re read for me. I rarely read books again unless I am in a slunp and need a guarenteed success to pull me out of it. This time it was really because I enjoyed loved, her latest book in the series; The Last Widow so much, I wanted to revisit her earlier work from the series. Even though the story came flooding back to me as I read. Karin Slaughter's style of writing with fast paced scenes and constantly throwing up cliff hangers at the end of chapters. Just mean't I could enjoy the har ...more
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library-book
So glad to see the appearance of (Dr.) Sarah Linton in this book. Also glad I read the 'Grant County' series first. Ready to go on the next book in the 'Will Trent' series. Rating this one 4.5 rounded up. ...more
Jul 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If I hadn’t read Karin Slaughter previously, I might have been a bit put off just a few pages into the prologue of Undone. Having read quite a few of Slaughter’s previous thrillers, I was expecting something dramatic by, oh, the second paragraph. So I was almost lulled into complacency when it hit me – or rather, when Henry Coldfield and his wife Judith hit a woman as they drove at dusk one evening. Thus began the heart-pounding, stomach-churning tale that is Undone.

For those who have not finish
Another good addition in the Will Trent series and by far the most gruesome in the series so far. Will and Faith are after a killer who kidnaps two victims at a time and keeps them under the ground in a hand made cave. The women endure horrible tortures, definitely not for the faint of heart. Faith has some health complications which lead her to Sarah, an ER doctor who is a character that comes from Karin Slaughters other series, Grant County. Sarah is known in the medical community for her know ...more
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
Another great Will Trent installment from Karin Slaughter, Undone certainly had me shuddering at times from the hideously gruesome things that were done to the female victims. These women already had deep seated issues but to be violated as they were was inconceivable. The perp was undeniably a sick SOB. What was almost even sicker was who knew what he was doing and kept silent about it. Yeah.

What I love about this series, first and foremost, is Will Trent. He is, as others have stated before,
h o l l i s
Okay. Okay. I'm starting to see it now. I don't want to get too excited and set myself up for possibly being blindsided by future irritations with this main character, but I definitely think book two's mystery coloured my feelings for Will. It was all around a really hashed up job and that rubbed off not only on the characters but on me as a reader.

While in UNDONE all the victims are almost as equally unpleasant as the villain (on the one hand, it's awesome that you can't feel total sympathy fo
Patricia Williams
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I could not stop reading it. Karin Slaughter in one of my favorite authors and I've read many of her books. But I decided to go back and read some in the series that I had missed. She has two main characters in her books - Will and Sara. Will is a GBI agent and Sarah is a doctor. This is the book where they met and the next book in the series would be where their relationship started. I love these books and one of the reasons is that I have live in the Atlanta, GA metro area most of ...more
Amanda Hupe
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-reads
Karin Slaughter has easily become one of my favorite authors. If I could just spend the next week binge reading all her books, I would be one happy reader. Undone by Karin Slaughter is the third book in the Will Trent Series. Will Trent is a brilliant special agent. In this installment, a young woman was hit by a car and taken to the hospital. Turns out she is a victim of severe torture. Dr. Sara Linton is in charge of this patient, but something isn’t sitting quite right. When another body come ...more
Feb 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
2nd read - Great Slaughter read, such as Will's assessment of his boss, Amanda: "Will heard leaves rustling, branches snapping. He turned to find Amanda Wagner making her way through the woods. She was an older woman, probably in her sixties. She favored monochromatic power suits that hit below her knee and stockings that showed off the definition of what Will had to admit were remarkably good calves for a woman he often thought of as the Antichrist."

Will's taken over a case from another county,
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