Synopses & Reviews
Two thrillers by #1 international bestselling author Karin Slaughter: her latest novel, Criminal,
plus the audio-exclusive Martin Misunderstood,
narrated by Wayne Knight of Seinfeld
Criminal: 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 he 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 beforewhen Will's father was imprisoned for murderthis was his home
Flash back nearly forty years. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is going to college, making Sunday dinners for her father, taking her first steps in the boy's club that is the Atlanta police department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city's worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner Evelyn are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made. Now the case that launched Amanda's career has suddenly come back to life, and it is intertwined with the longheld mystery of Will's birth and parentage. And they will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed on Atlanta today.
Martin Misunderstood: Once upon a time there was a man named Martin...Martin Reed is thoroughly average in every way. So how has he wound up with such a pathetic existence? Martin has no friends, no lovers, and no respect. Working as a senior accountant at Southern Toilet Supply and still living with his nagging mother, his sole source of excitement is the crime novels he cherishes. So immersed is Martin in these escapes that he fails to notice the crimes going on all around him. When first one, then another, of his coworkers is brutally murdered, Martin is shocked to become the fetching female investigators prime suspect. Center stage at last, Martin basks not in the glow of the spotlight, but in the harsh glare of interrogation
About the Author
Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and lives in Atlanta. She is best known for her Grant County series, including Blindsighted, Kisscut, A Faint Cold Fear, Indelible, Faithless, and Beyond Reach. She also writes the Will Trent series, which includes Triptych, Fractured, and Undone.