... cause for celebration by fans of Slaughter, in particular, and of crime fiction in general ... the depth of the relationship between Will and Sara is also vividly portrayed. With familiar characters, further developed here, and a plot as timely as it is riveting, Slaughter’s latest will enthrall her ever-growing legion of fans.
Another strong novel by Slaughter, with complex characters to root for and an antagonist you hope gets what he deserves. With a well-written, intriguing plot and an edge-of-the-seat ending, this is sure to keep readers up late into the night.
There’s never a dull moment in Georgia with Karin Slaughter on the literary rampage ... It takes quite a while for this reckoning to eventuate, however, and 448 pages of blood-and-guts is more than some readers may need — or want. Luckily, interspersed among the carnage are some nice scenes with Linton and Trent ... Slaughter is wonderfully adept at showing decent people struggling in their relationships ... A few of Slaughter’s plot turns are shaky, while some are off-the-wall but still believable ... Slaughter also writes convincingly about the ease of killing hundreds of thousands of Americans employing science and technology that’s not all that hard to come by. One kilo of a particular substance, Slaughter posits, would be enough to wipe out the entire human race. To prevent that from happening, we shouldn’t have to rely on an evildoer’s helper coming down with appendicitis.
... harrowing ... Vivid characters and rapidly escalating stakes complement the riveting, adrenaline-fueled plot. Along the way, Slaughter examines such topics as misogyny, white nationalism, and the politicization of law enforcement. Thriller fans will devour this visceral, gratifying entry.
Slaughter demonstrates her customary intense writing and deep research in describing the book’s action. In the process, she produces the most cringe-making depictions of surgical procedures since Ian McEwan’s Saturday, the novel that set a very high bar in presenting a horrendous day in the life of a neurosurgeon.
Even the most ardent fans of Slaughter’s white-hot thrillers will be shocked and horror-stricken by the outrage Dash has planned ... All the emotional intensity Slaughter’s readers expect, now focused on a diabolical domestic terrorist. Don’t say you weren’t warned.