Review: Unseen, Karin Slaughter

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
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Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don’t know that Bill is actually a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton—the woman he loves, who cannot be told of the risk Will is taking.
Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson, Jared, has been gunned down in his own home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: Lena, a detective, has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and Jared’s death is not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara finds herself involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them.

Karin Slaughter (born 1971), is a US author who debuted with her novel Blindsighted in 2001. It became an international success, made the Dagger Award shortlist for "Best Thriller Debut" of 2001, and has been published in 23 countries.
Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the term "investigoogling" in 2006.

The book took hold of me from the first chapter on when a shooting takes place and details are shared giving me visions I could not forget while reading the book. The story quickly develops and I was pulled into a puzzle where two separate police forces seem to be on the same investigation but it does not become clear what each one of them knows or what they are doing in the first place. While the story develops more answers are given and as I am used with Karin Slaughter you can puzzle along getting enough details to put the pieces together. There was one thing in this story that disturbed me a lot though and that was the situation between Sara and Will. I cannot imagine how she did not see the signs about Wills undercover operation being confronted with all his direct co-workers. Still the story is so full of exciting spins that it is a pleasure to read. And I totally love Will Trent, he is high on my bookish boyfriends lists.

Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN-10: 0345539478
ISBN-13: 9780345539472
Pages: 400
Format: eGalley
Series: Will Trent #7
Delacorte Press: Hardcover 

4 star review
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25 June, 2013 delete

If you found a bookish boyfriend in this book, then it's a huge plus ;)