Hang on tight Crimeziners, here comes Karin, cup-cake, Slaughter’s latest bestseller Criminal, an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder, featuring agent Will Trent, of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, a man who cannot shake his increasingly complicated past.
Criminal features two story lines, one set in the retrotastic Atlanta of the 1970’s where racial and gender discrimination is rampant, and a complex murder set in the modern day, where history seems to be repeating itself.
For Crimeziners seeking a riveting poolside read this summer, Criminal is a perfect standalone read, but Slaughter readers will also find old friends featured in both timelines: Will, Sara, Faith, Evelyn Mitchell and Amanda Wagner. This story carries forward, and develops the story from previous books, it also adds much to it. Karin Slaughter is an outstanding writer and new readers will no doubt feel driven to seek out her earlier work after reading Criminal. (Previous Will Trent reads are: Triptych, Fractured Undone, Broken, Fallen & Snatched,)
Yup, he has been through a lot has our Will—tormented childhood, misery upon misery and an unhappy marriage to boot. Will’s torment is laid bare for us in Criminal and many questions are answered about his past, including the horrific deaths of those closest to him, and his complicated relationship with his boss at the GBI, Amanda.
Slaughter weaves a rich and mysterious tale of complex characters whose journey will both delight and surprise. Crimezine has heard rumors that certain chaps consider the pulchritudinous Ms Slaughter to be something of a “girls writer”, think again fellahs, Ms S. is way too good for that, and she has 30million readers to prove it.
Crimeziners who wish to meet the gorgeous Ms Slaughter, get signed copies of her book and ask her cup-cake related questions, can do so at the Cerritos Library Skyline room, 18025 Bloomfield Avenue Cerritos CA 9703—(562)916-1388. The signing kicks off, Sunday 22nd July 2012 at 2pm. Tell them Crimezine sent you.