Narrator: Kathleen Early
Series: Will Trent #5
Published by HarperAudio on August 28, 2018
Length: 13 hours, 47 minutes
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There’s no police training stronger than a cop’s instinct. Faith Mitchell’s mother isn’t answering her phone. Her front door is open. There’s a bloodstain above the knob. Her infant daughter is hidden in a shed behind the house. All that the Georgia Bureau of Investigations taught Faith Mitchell goes out the window when she charges into her mother’s house, gun drawn. She sees a man dead in the laundry room. She sees a hostage situation in the bedroom. What she doesn’t see is her mother. . . .
“You know what we’re here for. Hand it over, and we’ll let her go.”
When the hostage situation turns deadly, Faith is left with too many questions, not enough answers. To find her mother, she’ll need the help of her partner, Will Trent, and they’ll both need the help of trauma doctor Sara Linton. But Faith isn’t just a cop anymore—she’s a witness. She’s also a suspect.
The thin blue line hides police corruption, bribery, even murder. Faith will have to go up against the people she respects the most in order to find her mother and bring the truth to light—or bury it forever.
I happily went on with the Will Trent series, getting Fallen from the library. I had to check multiple libraries to get the newer one narrated by Kathleen Early, though. While this is an overall series about Will Trent, we are gradually getting the backstory and delving deeply into the personal lives of his inner circle. The focus here is his partner Faith Mitchell and her mother, Evelyn, who has been kidnapped.
If you haven’t read the previous 4 books, I’ll keep it short saying that Faith was previously an Atlanta PD homicide detective. Her mother was also head of a vice squad but has retired after many of her squad were found to be corrupt. Will investigated the corruption so the Atlanta PD is never very cooperative with him. It was tenuous for Faith to be his partner but Amanda usually gets her way.
Fallen is a brutal roller-coaster with family connections and gangs. Who has Evelyn? Is it criminals convicted from her past? Is it the gangs thinking she has something they want? Is it corrupt co-workers thinking she got out too easily? There are a multitude of players who could all be involved. The bodies keep piling up. The decisions from the past collide with the present in a thrilling ride.
The primary points of view continue to be Will, Faith and Sara. Kathleen Early IS the narrator for the series and I enjoy her performance. I felt comfortable with all the voices and listened at my usual 1.5x speed.
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