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Someone had spent time with her – someone well-practised in the art of pain....

Three and a half years ago, former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton moved to Atlanta, hoping to leave her tragic past behind her. Now working as a doctor in Atlanta’s Grady Hospital, she is starting to piece her life together. But when a severely wounded young woman is brought in to the emergency room, she finds herself drawn back into a world of violence and terror.

The woman has been hit by a car but, naked and brutalised, it’s clear that she has been the prey of a twisted mind. When Special Agent Will Trent of the Criminal Investigation Team returns to the scene of the accident, he stumbles on a torture chamber buried deep beneath the earth. And this hidden house of horror reveals a ghastly truth: Sara’s patient is just the first victim of a sick, sadistic killer.

Wrestling the case away from the local police chief, Will and his partner Faith Mitchell find themselves at the centre of a grisly murder hunt. And Sara, Will, and Faith - each with their own wounds and their own secrets - are the only thing that stands between a madman and his next crime.

©2010 Karin Slaughter (P)2010 Random House Audio

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Could not stop listening

Absolutely fantastic book
From the moment I pressed played I was hooked. Narration was brilliant

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Another great series by Karin Slaughter

As a fan of Karin Slaughter this was one of my favourites. I thought I wouldn't be able to enjoy this series as I had become so accustomed to Grant County series but this was a great listen/read.

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Great story line that keeps you wanting more. Well read with character voices making you feel more there in the story with the characters

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Be prepared

I particularly like this author. This one is pretty gruesome. I enjoyed the story and the performance was ok. Good listening.

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  • Pierre
  • 06-06-2018

Genesis

Genesis is one of the best books I’ve ever read/listened to. The plot twist at the end was magic. I highly recommend this book!

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  • CherylAu
  • 02-07-2012

Great Read

Where does Genesis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is up there with the best of them

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Maybe not "on the edge of my seat" but I definitely cared about what would happen next. The story had enough mystery to have me hooked.

Which scene was your favorite?

It is hard to choose a favorite but one that stands out as well written was one of the scenes between Sara Linton and Will Trent in Sara's living room. The under-current of sexual tension combined with their awkwardness rang with authenticity.

Who was the most memorable character of Genesis and why?

The slow reveal of the kidnapper's character combined with not understanding his motivation makes him memorable

Any additional comments?

As with all Karin Slaughter novels there are enough unexpected turns to keep the reader engaged without becoming frustrating or losing credibility.

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  • Glen
  • 15-12-2010

Typical Karin Slaughter

I have read several of Karin's books and have to say that I have enjoyed them all. My problem is that I have not read them sequentially, so the continuation of the main characters and their life story is a little lost on me, but that said, it does not detract from the main plot of the story and the missed history can be picked up quite easily. So not much lost there.

Well worth a listen in my opinion.

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  • Caz
  • 16-07-2016

excellent

one of slaughters best the start of will trento, faith and Sara's story great read

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  • Sally
  • 16-12-2012

Had to keep listening!

I often listen to audio books just before I go to sleep; just put the ten-minute timer on and drop off. Not with this book. I found I just had to keep listening. I was deeply involved with the characters, their problems, their lives, their survival skills, their development through the story. It is Karin Slaughter's depth of character observation in this book that elevates Genesis way above the average crime drama.

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  • Mrs. J. M. Benjamin-potts
  • 21-09-2016

Excellent read!

Loved it from start to finish. Karin Slaughter's style of writing is easy to follow, not at all contrived or misleading. Each character has their own voice and the narrator does them justice. Can't wait to listen to more.

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  • Julie
  • 29-08-2016

fab!

loved the story but struggled a bit with the narrator. stuck with it though and was worth it.

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  • Kayleigh
  • 28-06-2016

The author has me gripped everytime!

I crave these books, absolutely fantastic but very dark. thrilling! highly recommend, you won't be disappointed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-2016

One of the best Karen Slaughter books I've read

I've not read a Karen Slaughter book in quite a while. Listening to Genesis read admirably by Jennifer Woodward I'm asking myself why not. The pace, twist and turns interpreted excellently by Jennifer kept me gripped to the very end. The only 'fly in the ointment' for me was the character of Will, a police detective who can't read or tell left from right. I found this slightly odd, how did he reach detective with this still a 'secret' as it was referred to several times during the story. This aside I did enjoy Genesis and look forward to listening to another Karen Slaughter especially if read by Jennifer.

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  • Elizabeth Davies
  • 22-08-2014

Brilliant

This is the second Karin Slaughter that I've listened to and now I'm "hooked". It has to be said though, that it's pretty gory and difficult to listen to in places. However, the characters are so rounded and grounded and the story so compelling that I'll grit my teeth until they're done. The author is so clever and the narration is perfect for this work ... truly brilliant.

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  • Judith
  • 29-03-2014

Consistently good from karin Slaughter

I have read quite a few books from this author and they can be relied upon to please every time. Even reading them out of order doesn't matter. The narrator was excellent too, imbuing the many voices well.

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  • Dave
  • 23-12-2012

Genesis

This was my first Karin Slaughter and was without a doubt one of my best reads yet, great story line good pace and well told by reader love the forensic stuff. I will be downloading more as you read this

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