Undone by Karin Slaughter


I had seen this author on multiple blogs and when I came across it at my library, I decided I need to see what all the hullabaloo was. Especially with my (multiple times) previously mentioned my love-hate relationship with procedurals and thrillers.

This story is the third in one series but I did not feel the distance as most things were explained as I went further into the narrative. On one end we have a police duo. Will Trent is highly dyslexic and in a terribly abusive on-off relationship with his wife. It was painful to watch that unfold. His dyslexia makes his life pretty hard and I cannot imagine having to work so diligently with it hanging over his head and his need to keep it under wraps! At the other end, we have Dr Linton who is assisting in the investigation just because her overtime coincided with the bringing in of this woman who wandered off into the street. We also have Will’s more senior partner, Faith has her own troubles and situations that she finds herself in. Finally, we have the case itself which I almost guessed the answer to but was left waiting till the very end for complete confirmation.

It was fast-paced, filled with interesting and multi-faceted people working towards a common goal. It is a proper thriller with all the gruesome details that go with it. It is not too graphic but it has its moments. Overall, I would recommend this to people who read this genre but I am sure most of those people would be more than familiar with the author and her books.

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2 thoughts on “Undone by Karin Slaughter”

  1. I have a son who is this dyslexic and she does an amazing job portraying the hardships that they face, despite the fact that most are incredibly brilliant, often very talented people. I like her stand-alone Cop Town, a historical crime story, better than anything else she has written. It was eye opening. She great at what she does.

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