Kisscut (Grant County #2)
It's an awful, uncomfortable story that Slaughter tells masterfully. My emotions were all over the place, especially where Lena is concerned. By the end, I couldn't believe my feelings of sympathy for her, an amazing feat. Her soliloquy near the end was extraordinary. There were a number of themes r ...more
Oh Karin Slaughter, you outdo yourself with every book. Why can't I quit you?
Sara Linton, small town paediatrician and coroner, is a worthy serial heroine. Sara is out on a date with her ex-husband, Jeffrey Tolliver. He is also the local police chief. On his way to meet Sara, he is forced to kill a girl who is threatening other ...more
However that very fact is what keeps you on your toes and your mind sharp while turning page after page. It starts off with Sarah Linton and Jeffery Tolliver on a date at the town's skating rink when something unspeakable happens that has Jeffery making a very tough and unthinkable d ...more
The fact that this is not biased to one gender or the other, instead describing what being raped is like for boys and girls is extremely disturbing and also extremely well done and also done with insight that send a chill down my spine.
The question --How did you feel? Is basically the theme of this book. The monsters who perpetrate these crimes feel as if they are being victimized. The ch ...more
I started reading Karin Slaughter books because I wanted to ...more
I was wandering along in the middle of Kisscut half enjoying the novel and half wondering if this thing was really as obvious as it had seemed since chapter two, thinking that I was really, really going to hate this book if it was. And then I got to the end of chapter seventeen. And I immediately hated this novel so much that I actually considered abandoning a novel with only sixty pages left to read for the first time ever. I did end up finishing i ...more
This is the second in the Grant County series. After having read the first, Blindsighted, I dove right into the second. The plot is good. It does revolve around some very sensitive topics, incest, child pornography, rape, kidnapping, etc., but the story is well written and compelling. The continuing side stories involving the three main characters is also compelling.
I like the writing style and the flow of the story. It's fast moving and there are plenty of pl ...more
Once again the author provides chilling scenarios and gritty details while addressing ...more
Now, as Slaughter is quick to point out in one of her mini data dumps, pedophilia is not the same as child molestation. Molestation is about using sexual behavior to cause pain while pedophilia is about someone believing that the only person upon whom he/she can bestow true love is a child. A pedophile denies that any pai ...more
It's very twisted.
I did not know that KISSCUT was about child abuse. I have read other books that have touched upon the crime, sure, but Karin Slaughter was very clinical as she focused on the one of the most disturbing subjects in the world, and it left me feeling disgusted. Lena's recovery/rehabilitation wa ...more
One of the biggest problems, I'm sad to say, is the main characters: Sara, Jeffrey and Lena. They're not very likeable and it's very difficult for me to sympathize with them and theirs problems; also theirs attitude are often quite erratic which doesn't facilitate any understanding between them and the reader (or me in this case). Jeffrey, for ...more
Saturday night dates at the skating rink have been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale for as long as anyone can remember, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton—the town's pediatrician and medical examiner—finds herself entangled in a terrible tragedy.What seemed at first to be a horrific but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications. The autopsy reveals evidence of long-term abuse, of ritualistic self -mutilation, but when Sara...more
However, when you read books from a series years later instead of as they're published, you can notice things like this.
From Blindsighted: "A joke around the station house was to hide Brad’s patrolman’s hat from him. At Christmas, they had stuck it on top of one of the reindeer on display in front of city hall. A month ago, Lena had spotted the hat on top of the statue of Robert E. Lee in front of the high school." (p. 122)
FromKisscut: "It was a joke among the se ...more
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Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the ...more