A Novel

eBook - 2012
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"[A] hold-on-to-your-hat, nail-biting story."-- The Washington Post
"Slaughter's best yet, by far."--Lee Child

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda's motivation until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before, when his father was imprisoned for murder, this was Will's home. It appears that the case that launched Amanda's career forty years ago has suddenly come back to life--and it involves the long-held mystery of Will's birth and parentage. Now these two dauntless investigators will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed.

Includes Karin Slaughter's short story "Snatched" and a preview of the Will Trent novel Unseen

"With every page of this story the tension mounts. . . . If you have a hunger for a rich and fulfilling novel then you owe it to yourself to pick up Criminal ."--Huffington Post

"A masterpiece of character, atmosphere and riveting suspense, Criminal is the most powerful and moving novel yet from one of the most gifted storytellers at work today."-- Chicago Daily Herald
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2012
ISBN: 9780345528513
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Apr 02, 2017

This has to be my favorite of all the author's books (intense and compelling).

Dec 19, 2016

(The sixth book in the Will Trent series)

permastone Dec 06, 2014

This would have to be one of the most unenjoyable reads I have ever made

Could not recommend it to anyone

CoeryT Jul 19, 2014

Undone is her best book, But this book contains her best writing. There are characters in this book that I definitely wish to see more of.

Dec 29, 2013

Not badly written but confusing to keep track of all the characters as the story ping-ponged from current to past time frames. Too gruesome.

Dec 22, 2013

This is my 3rd book from this writer. I really like the Will Trent series and will read more. This was a very good book which finally told you about Will Trent's parents and the role his boss played in his earlier life ... hard to read as a woman due to the torture the female victims endured. However, very well written book. If you like her books, I recommend it.

BrownPoohBear Oct 10, 2013

I read this book then passed it on to my teen daughter who is a big fan of slaughter. I enjoyed this book although it frightened me at some parts. It was incredibly well written, I'm a fan of the Will Trent series and can't wait to read more.

May 01, 2013

OK, think of the worst thing that could be done to women. Then realize that this author can outdo you. Then ask yourself if you want to read that?

Dec 08, 2012

I love the Will Trent series, and this book was a little hard due to subject, but well worth it. I got passed the part of no return pretty quick. Great writing

Sep 26, 2012

Good work by Slaughter. She's one of my favorites, if you like her style- you will like this one. Earlier books a tad bit more exciting.

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