Busted by Karin Slaughter

‘Busted’ is a Novella and is the prequel to the soon to be released novel ‘Unseen’. In Unseen, GBI Agent Will Trent is working undercover as ex-con Bill Black, in the incredibly corrupt town of Macon.

In Busted, Will is on his way to Macon. Riding a very hot motorcycle (borrowed from the Fulton County Impound lot), Will stops as the Lil’ Dixie Gas-n-Go in Forest Park on the way to Macon to buy a frozen coke. So, Bill Black, a tough guy with a tough bike, is hanging around a convenience store waiting for the frozen coke machine to cycle so that he can get his coke.

While he’s waiting, a cop – Pete McClendon, walks in. Next thing, Will hears a rifle shot and realises that a holdup is in progress, with the cop lying on the floor in a pool of blood. He stops one of the robbers, but the other gets away in an old truck. Will gives chase on his boke.

In the subsequent investigation, conducted by Will’s partner – Faith and his boss – Amanda, the only person left to interview is the mother of the shop owner, a nasty 84 year old known as Maw-maw. The story of the ill-fated robbery by an ill-fated family gradually comes out.
There was so much packed into this novella that, just like the previous one – ‘Snatched’, when I looked back on it I felt like I’d read a full novel.

The story was fast-paced and exciting with Will, typically, rushing in without thinking too much about the consequences.

If this is an indication of what we can expect from the new novel ‘Unseen’, then I can’t wait to read it.


Book Published 2013


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2 Responses to Busted by Karin Slaughter

  1. shirley turner

    I have just fallen in love with Karin Slaughter’s books.
    Will Trent breaks my heart w/ his history & Angie Polaski, so damaged.
    I love Sara Linton & have enjoyed going back & “catching up” on details re Jefffrey Tolliver w/ Sara, her history, etc., just the whole bag.
    I read a lot & have always liked Connelly, Sandford, Child, Crais, Wambaugh. But Slaughter has just captured my heart w/ her cast of characters. MORE, please.

    • annette

      I have also enjoyed catching up on the back history of Karin Slaughters characters.
      Looking at your list of authors, you should try Mo Hayder for an English crime thriller author!