Narrator: Natalie Ross
Run Time: 16 hrs and 7 min
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
When a tortured young woman enters the trauma center of an Atlanta hospital, Dr. Sara Linton is thrust into a desperate police investigation with Special Agent Will Trent and his partner, Faith Mitchell. Though guarding their own wounds and their own secrets, Sara, Will, and Faith find that they are all that stand between a madman and his next victim.
One of the things I love about Karin Slaughter’s books is that she isn’t afraid to go dark – and for me the darker the better. Such is the case in Undone. Having kind of jumped around her various series’ in the last year or so (Book 1 and 6 in her Grant County series and book 4 in the Will Trent series), you would think that I would have learnt to actually read books in order. I did feel kind of lost a few times when the history of various characters were mentioned but since all the books in the series are interlinked, I knew to expect that.
Undone opens on a dark and deserted road (which I guess could be kind of a cliche) but totally wasn’t and the reader (or listener) in my case, is quickly sucked into the case by Will’s actions. It was great seeing Sara Linton show up as a character again showing how the Grant series books ended (but I won’t tell you what happened there), as well as seeing Will and Sara interact for the first time. Now that I have read Undone, I want to go back and re-listen to Broken which is the first book by this author that I read and that i have to admit, I enjoyed but was also completely lost character wise during. There were so many twists and turns through-out the book that I didn’t figure out who the killer was until right before they were revealed.
I have come to realize that I like Natalie Ross’ narration of audiobooks over the last year. I loved her narration of the last 3 books in Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series and listening to her narration of Undone just sealed my enjoyment of her narration skills. I loved how all her different voices were do distinct and she had a nice southern twang that I experienced while living in Georgia without it being too overwhelming. I started listening to Undone on the drive home from a concert one night and found myself wanting to take the longer route home so that I could listen to more of it before I had to stop.
Overall, I’d give the book 4 stars and the narration 4 stars and highly recommend it to people who enjoy police procedurals, mysteries, and thrillers. But if you dont’ like the dark and disturbing, this book isn’t for you.