It doesn’t exactly bode well that I had to Google this book to remember what it was about, although to be fair to Karin Slaughter, that’s probably because I just read too many books.
Faith, a special agent, returns home to discover that her baby daughter is locked outside the house, and there’s a trail of blood leading inside, where her mother was supposed to be babysitting. By the time the police arrive, Faith is practically manic, pacing up and down and not making any sense.
As the story unfolds, it seems that Faith’s mother might have been involved in things Faith didn’t know about – things that could harm the family and threaten Faith’s chance at a stable life. But is everything as it seems? Probably not, because it’s a crime novel.
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This sticks to Slaughter’s usual formula of very readable novels with fairly complex plots and a few twists along the way. I wouldn’t call it ground-breaking, but it certainly wasn’t a waste of time either. If you like crime novels, you’ll like this. If you don’t know whether you like them yet, this isn’t the best intro to the genre.