About the Book
The paperback edition includes the short story “Busted” – its first time in print!
Karin Slaughter’s New York Times bestselling novels featuring detective Will Trent are utterly riveting and masterfully drawn. Her latest thriller, Unseen, pits detectives, lovers, and enemies against one another in an unforgettable standoff between righteous courage and deepest evil.
Will Trent is a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent whose latest case has him posing as Bill Black, a scary ex-con who rides a motorcycle around Macon, Georgia, and trails an air of violence wherever he goes. The cover has worked and he has caught the eye of a wiry little drug dealer who thinks he might be a useful ally. But undercover and cut off from the support of the woman he loves, Sara Linton, Will finds his demons catching up with him.
Although she has no idea where Will has gone, or why, Sara herself has come to Macon because of a cop shooting: Her stepson, Jared, has been gunned down in his own home. Sara holds Lena, Jared’s wife, responsible: Lena, a detective, has been a magnet for trouble all her life, and Jared’s shooting is not the first time someone Sara loved got caught in the crossfire. Furious, Sara finds herself 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 with a conspiracy straddling 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.
PRAISE FOR THE CRIME FICTION OF KARIN SLAUGHTER
“Karin Slaughter is one of the best crime novelists in America.”—The Washington Post
“Crime fiction at its finest.”—Michael Connelly
“An absolute master.”—Chicago Tribune
“Slaughter writes with a razor. . . . Better than Cornwell can ever hope to be.”—The Plain Dealer
“Slaughter will have you on the edge of your seat.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“One of the boldest thriller writers working today.”—Tess Gerritsen
“Will both delight and surprise even the jaded suspense fan.”—Associated Press
InterviewsWAMC Northeast Public Radio "The Roundtable": Karin Slaughter Interview by Joe Donahue Downpour: Karin Slaughter Interview by Malcolm Hillgartner Linda Fairstein lists UNSEEN as one of her summer favorites on TODAY Karin Slaughter and Gillian Flynn In Conversation! Karin shares her guilty reading pleasure with NPR! Karin shares her top thriller reads for the summer with the Huffington Post Athens Banner-Herald: Crime Writer Slaughter brings 'Unseen' to Athens The Sacramento Bee: Bee Book Club choice: Crime Writer Karin Slaughter "A Touch of Grey": Radio Interview
Reviews"Current series fans will be delighted, and newcomers to Slaughter's work will find a new obsession."
—Library Journal “The twisted plot and shocking reveals remind readers why Slaughter remains a dominant voice in crime fiction.”
—Publishers Weekly “Whenever you open the pages of a Karin Slaughter book you know you are on the verge of a thrill ride. Slaughter writes with raw emotion and talent, creating plots that take you into the underbelly of the crime world. She does not stint on describing these scenes so the reader gets the full impact of each and every crucial moment contained therein. Unseen is full of such moments and is Slaughter's most powerful book to date. . .No one writes like Slaughter . . . Her words fairly growl on paper yet her descriptions of relationships are tear-inducing. This may make her an anomaly but she is the best damn anomaly writing books today. Make sure you read Unseen. It is a book unlike all others.”
—The Huffington Post "The story that Slaughter weaves will not be forgotten anytime soon."
—Associated Press “[Slaughter] balances a complex plot with believable twists while sensitively exploring her realistic characters’ emotions and problems.”
—South Florida Sun-Sentinel "Slaughter is the consummate novelist: Her characters are finely chiseled, the action is relentless and she saves a surprise or two for the final pages, guaranteed to trip up even the jaded mystery reader.”
—BookPage “Gasp-inducing plot twists and intricate storylines mark another outstanding thriller from powerhouse Slaughter.”
—RT Book Reviews “Slaughter takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster ride in this story of crime and intrigue with a spine-tingling twist that will leave them breathless and amazed at the end… Slaughter is brilliant in her storytelling style, which captivates and entertains readers.”
—Times Record News "UNSEEN is one of those books that just flies by, and is seemingly impossible to put down once you start reading.... While the book is complete in itself, its surprise ending will leave long-time readers wondering what will happen next."
—Bookreporter.com "Unseen is a thrill ride full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Buckle up. Unseen has arrived."