Zaslijepljena (Grant County #1)
I think this is the second book by Karin Slaughter that I have sat down and read straight through.
For a forensic-type thriller I enjoyed it. Slaughter has thought up some pretty gruesome twists on a serial rapist/murderer plot, and I liked Tolliver, the chief of police, quite a bit. I also liked Sara Linton, the other main character. She is the coroner and also Tolliver's ex-wife. The tension get ratcheted up early on, and Slaughter keeps it up until the end. I only flipped ahead to se...more
For anyone who is interested in checking out this series, please note that it's important to read them in order since the author wrote two separate series that eventually merge. Here's the order in which they should be read:
This one is definitely not a book for the squeamish. There's blood, guts and post mortems all over the shop and some of it is the type of thing that I need to read with my eyes closed.
Underneath all the icky stuff - because of all the icky stuff - there's a pretty good story about killings and rapes in small town Georgia (though Georgia's idea of a small town and mine seem to be different in size, this seemed like a rather large town to me). This is the first in the series and Slaughter (great...more
initially wanted to give it 3 stars, because I feel its style is not really that great (nothing wrong with it, just not exceptional) and it is a bit too much on the side of cliches and strange prejudice.
it's a bit too American for my taste in that there is a lot of violence and quite some sex going on, but at the same time it stinks of provincialism and narrow mindedness - and I am not sure this is just how the author wanted to portray the characters, I feel this...more
Nachtschade is het eerste deel in de Sara Linton-reeks, een debuut van Karin Slaughter, waarin we kennismaken met kinderarts en parttime patholoog-anatoom Sara Linton, haar ex en politiecommissaris Jeffrey Tolliver en de eigenwijze politie-agente Lena Adams. Wanneer Grant County, een stadje in Georgia, in he...more
And the publishers announce:
First there was Patricia Cornwell!
THEN there was Kathy Reichs!
NOW GET READY FOR KARIN SLAUGHTER!
Welcome to Grant County, Georgia. Don't look for it on a Georgia map. It isn't there. And in this fictional County, there's a fictional town. It's a small town called Heartsdale, somewhere around Madison, but before you hit Augusta.
Eddie Linton and Daughters is a plumbing company in town. But it should...more
I liked this story, and yet I didn't. It was really dark, and Ms. Slaughter does use graphic details (which makes her a good writer of suspense). A serial rapist is leaving the local doctor/coroner "gifts," the drugged women whom he had raped and disfigured in some way. He feels it's her job to save them, to keep them from dying. The blind college professor d...more
As a lead off book for a series, don't get me wrong… This is an excellent book. I gave it...more
The book opens with a murder and keeps the action going all the way through. Sara Linton, Grant County's pediatrician/coroner (!), shines as the female protagonist, trying to help her ex-husband, Jeffrey, Grant County's Chief of Police, solve the crime before anyone else is harmed.
It's the perfect set up for high drama, as their are many unresolved issues between Sara and...more
Back Cover Blurb:
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, paediatrician and medical examiner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But its only once Sara starts to perform the post-mortem that the full ext...more
[close:] The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town’s pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped,...more
Story wise, I'm still a little confused regarding the murderer's motivation, including the "why now" issue. Everything comes a bit blurry to me. The murders are pretty gruesome, contai...more
My main complaint with Blindsighted is I don't like the protagonist, pediatrician and coroner Sara Lint...more
The only complaint I have about the book is aesthetic, concerning the lack of warning before she switches scenes. Of course, this MIGHT have been a glitch in the Kindle version of th...more
IT has everything you could want from a book. Suspense, drama, gore and romance...and a good whodunit. I admit I knew who the murderer was as soon as he was introduced, because i...more
Blindsighted is the first book in Slaughter's Grant County series, and a good series opener it is. The story is fast paced with plenty of twists to keep those pages turning. The plot is believable, though a few of the situations perhaps not so much. That being said, there is nothing so outlandish as to prohibit suspension of disbelief. Parts were somewhat predictable, but there we...more
That pretty much sums it up. There was a lot of gruesome crimes in this book for such a small town.
I had guessed who the bad guy was from the get-go, but still, the whole book just was a "meh" feeling to it.
This was the first book that I've read that goodreads had recommended to me. It was recommended to me because I highly rated The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen. So far, I'm not impressed by their recommendations.
I have another recommendation from them that I am planning on picking up next, so...more
The plot was a interesting because it starts with Lena's twin sister being found by Sara murdered. They there are some developments while they start solving the crime.
Now what I really enjoyed about this book is while reading this book I couldn't help but notice that ev...more
The book really picked up for me in the last five or so chapters. That is where the meat of the story really is. She did...more
Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the term "investigoogling" in 2006.