WOW! Another powerfully written story from Karin Slaughter. It is not for the faint of heart, especially if you have children. I don't know of too many authors who could take this awful subject and portray it and the characters in such a way that makes the reader need to keep reading if only to ensure the bad guys get what's coming or not.
The good guys are tortured souls, the bad guys are tortured souls and then there's the truly horrendous who have no soul, just a black pit.
All that said, I can't wait to get the third in the series. I will read this one in order. The characters intertwine and move apart and I need to know the reasons. It will definitely have to be a while before I can read the third one.