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Fallen

(Will Trent #5)

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4.23  ·  Rating details ·  30,697 ratings  ·  1,638 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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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
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
Julie
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fallen by Karin Slaughter is a 2012 Dell/Random House publication.


This fifth installment in the Will Trent series may be, arguably, I’m 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 t
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♥Sharon♥
Sep 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing

She didn’t flinch. She didn’t 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 he’d been holding his entire life.

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I LOVE THIS SERIES. I LOVE WILL TRENT. ❤

From book to book there isn’t a connection with the plots. With each book you get a story that sucks you in right from the get go and doesn’t let you go until you turn that last page. Each of the characters are changing in ways that are intriguing. Karin Slaughter
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Beverly
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Mo
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.


She
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*TANYA*
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jonetta
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 matter...you knew they
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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
♥Rachel♥
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 se
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Marnie  Krüger
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 Bur
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Piper
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
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 (I’m very much invested in these people at this point). This wasn’t just a crime to be solved. It was a crime that must be solved- and with no less than a positive outcome.

Faith Mitchell’s mother, Evelyn, is in serious trouble and Faith is u
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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
Karen
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 STARS



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
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Hollis
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 w
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Patrick
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 yo ...more
Andrea
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.
Kristina
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
Godzilla
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 rem
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Elise Moto
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Wendy
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Loved re-reading this 5th book in her "Will Trent" series!
Janet
Mar 25, 2019 rated it liked it
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.
Lauren
Fallen
4 Stars

In the aftermath of a deadly home invasion in which her mother is abducted, GBI agent Faith Mitchell is forced to confront some harsh truths about her own past and that of her parents. Soon Faith, together with her partner Will Trent and Dr. Sara Linton, begins to uncover a web of lies and deceit that goes back twenty years to a fateful decision that will change the lives of everyone involved forever.

With her excellent balance between fast-paced plotting and captivating character d
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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 re
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WendyB
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ha-tbr-2018, own
Seemed like a long way to go for the results but I liked seeing the relationship between Sara and Will develop.
Zannie (darktwistybooks)
I am in love with this series and I love Will Trent… But for some reason I just could not get into this one...
Larry Bassett
Aug 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime, mystery
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
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Stephen Clynes
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Faith Mitchell gets to her mother’s 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 Karin’s 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
Robin
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Janie Johnson
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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-ya
Jan 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5-stars
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 a
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