Audio: Fallen by Karin Slaughter @slaughterKarin #KathleenEarly @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted August 15, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 0 Comments

Audio: Fallen by Karin Slaughter @slaughterKarin #KathleenEarly @HarperAudio #LoveAudiobooksFallen by Karin Slaughter
Narrator: Kathleen Early
Series: Will Trent #5
Published by HarperAudio on August 28, 2018
Genres: Mystery
Length: 13 hours, 47 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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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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About Kathleen Early

Narrator: Kathleen Earlyac

Kathleen Early has performed on Broadway, as well as performing off-Broadway and at a number of regional theaters. She has made forays into the film and television world, winning a Beverly Hills Film Festival Outstanding Female Performance Award for her part in Trip in a Summer Dress. She was most recently seen as Dr. Dasiy Pepman on Grey’s Anatomy, and will be Nurse Kathy on the upcoming series Miami Medical.

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels PIECES OF HER, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and COP TOWN are in development for film and television.

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Posted August 15, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 0 Comments