Audio: Unseen by Karin Slaughter @slaughterKarin #KathleenEarly @BlackstoneAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted September 4, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

Audio: Unseen by Karin Slaughter @slaughterKarin #KathleenEarly  @BlackstoneAudio #LoveAudiobooksUnseen by Karin Slaughter
Narrator: Kathleen Early
Series: Will Trent #7
Published by Blackstone Audiobooks on July 2, 2013
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 13 hours, 12 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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Bill Black is a scary guy: a tall ex-con who rides to work on a Harley, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. In Macon, Georgia, Bill has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer and his cunning girlfriend. They think Bill might be a useful ally. They don't know that Bill is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent named Will Trent. Or that he is fighting his own demons, undercover and cut off from the support of Sara Linton - the woman he loves, who he dares not tell he is putting himself at such risk.

Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson Jared has been gunned down in his home. Sara holds Lena, Jared's wife, responsible: The female detective has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and it's not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara gets involved in the same case that Will is working without even knowing it, and soon danger is swirling around both of them.

In a novel of fierce intensity, shifting allegiances, and shocking twists, two investigations collide around a conspiracy on both sides of the law. Karin Slaughter's latest is both an electrifying thriller and a piercing study of human nature: What happens when good people face the unseen evils in their lives?

Continuing with the Will Trent series , I am always excited and thrilled to listen to the next one.  They just seem to get better and better. You want to read this series in order because of the personal growth  and development of the characters and world.  Unseen brings us back to Grant County and Lena. Sara and I don’t like Lena. Will, however, is more objective. We see here what an excellent detective he is.

Wow. Will is undercover and in a horrible situation. The case puts him in trouble with Sara as it ties into her past and family. Sara and Lena are always in some kind of personal battle, as Sara blames Lena for her husband’s death. Will is in a precarious situation with so many people getting killed, and the attempted murder of cops.  He is in grave danger of his cover being blown. Even with his cover, things are dicey more than once; he’s running with a bad crowd.

In addition to the adults being killed, there are children in trouble here, too. Will has an eagle eye for this and is instrumental in trying to save them.  I love / hate this kind of thing.  I hate it happening but love how good Will and Sara are at their work.  I also love how they care about each other enough to work through struggles with their relationship.

Lena was not the problem here. But I still don’t like her, and hearing her thoughts didn’t really help.  She’s really too selfish. Maybe it is just how much I like Sara and her kindness, but Lena is always about herself. Jared comes across as SO young and I feel a bit sorry for him.


Kathleen Early is THE narrator of the series which might seem odd with the main character Will Trent being male. But Will is introspective and not very talkative. All the key people in his life are female: Angie, Amanda, Faith, and now Sara.  The primary points of view here are Will, Sara and Lena.  I felt comfortable with all the voices and listened at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

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 September 4, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 4 Comments

4 responses to “Audio: Unseen by Karin Slaughter

  1. Sometimes there is a character that just gets stuck in your craw even when they’re not causing mischief. This sounds thrilling with him being undercover in such a situation. I’ve got a few older books of hers, but I still need to try her stuff for the first time.