Friday, May 22, 2015

Fallen by Karin Slaughter

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For me, this is the book that started me on Karin Slaughter's work. It was one of my first reviews on Goodreads and looking back on that review, I spent more time talking about the giveaway I didn't win than the book. As most of you who read my blog regularly I have been trying to catch up on all the books before this I have missed. I did that and really felt sad that there was nothing else for awhile so I decided to re-read this one and I realized I didn't remember the book at all. I had forgotten everything about this so it was like reading it for the very first time. 

About the book, I still really liked this book. I am going to be honest and say the thing I like most about this book is the budding relationship between Will and Sarah. Will is "Married" to his long time friend Angie, and she disappears for months at a time, sleeping with anything that moves and really doesn't seem to care about Will. So when Sarah who has had tragedy of her own starts to fall for Will I really got hooked in this story. However, this is only a little side story, the main plot is one that will have you glued to this book and turning pages like crazy. Will's Partner Faith is late getting home to her new born baby and her mother. When she calls to check on them there's no answer. As a parent I was freaking out just at the thought of not being able to get a hold of my babysitter while I was away. When Faith gets home she finds her daughter locked in a shed outside, and a bloody hand print on the door. Her mother has been kidnapped. 

Frantic Faith is on a mission to find her mother and protect her children at the same time. It appears that the reason behind the kidnapping of Faith's mother is related to a case Will worked investigating corrupt police skimming money off the Drug cartels they take down. Was Faith's mother secretly rich? Was she really guilty of the crimes she was investigated by Will for? This story doesn't seem to have a slow moment. From the very beginning I couldn't stop reading this. I got to the end and couldn't believe I was there so quickly. Both times reading this book has been a lot of fun. I worried that if I had forgotten everything about the book in the few years it has been since I read it if this book was really that good. It is, just because I forgot doesn't mean the book was forgettable. I will stick with my original rating of 4 out of 5 stars.  I am so glad I caught up with all the books I had missed because a good bit of stuff in this book made sense this time because I was in on the history, and background of these characters. 

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