A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County #3)
The third pulse-pounding novel in the Grant County series from New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter.
Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body provides little in the way of clues -- and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal -- but fo...more
Most of the characters are intriguing. I seriously don't know what to make of them. Sara, Jeffrey, Lena ... especially Lena.
No matter what Jill Rosen said, Lena had rules and one of them was that she never drank before eight at night.
Was in Vegas recently and visited Jimmy Buffet's restaurant! It wasn't five o'clock there but it was somewhere!!
"Ritalin, of course. His generatio...more
Sarah Linton is called to the scene of an apparent student suicide and allows her very pregnant sister, Tessa, to accompany her. What happens next sets off a series of tragic and mysterious events that calls into question whether the dead student was a suicide.
Most of the story was akin to watching a train about to wreck while standing by powerless to do anything about it other than scream at the deaf pages. Lena Adams drove me crazy and Jeffrey Tolliver does ...more
Sara and Jeffrey are still sort-of-estranged and still vacillating about their feelings for each other. Sara is a really prickly person! Lena is still getting it all wrong. It seems she has learnt nothing from her past. Frank is....well, Frank is Frank is Frank.
Sara rather stupidly takes her heavily pregnant sister Tess along for the ride when she attends the scene of an ...more
I would love to give it a lower star but it probably was better than that. I got into Karin slaughter as a good friend knows I am into Guts, Gore and Bloodletting; the more macabre the better. This failed in *EVERY* aspect. I was not even concerned over Tessa - or whether she would lose the baby, save for how long she [Slaughter] was going to drag it out for? Answer - too bloody long.
It was my own fault, I should have deleted it off the c ...more
This is the third book in Slaughter's terrific forensic series. Terrific story. Very hard to put down. Don't jump ahead in this book or you'll miss some clues. It has a surprise ending!!! My rating: 5 Stars
I’m terrible when it comes to reading series in the correct order, at least when it comes to crime thrillers, and my biggest mistake probably sits with Karin Slaughter’s work.
An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Hear ...more
As this gripping story begins, the body of ...more
These books have a 'Murder She Wrote' element to them, wherever her main character -Sara Linton, pediatrician/smalltown medical examiner- is murder just happens to show up. This wouldn't be such a problem for me as a ...more
Lena is working as a campus cop and seems to do about everything to hide her and her new skinhead boyfriends role in certain situations, her role is questionable at least and the ending of this book does show somebody ...more
Body under bridge
Did he jump or was he pushed?
Then another crime
Multi characters and plots
Felt I missed something
Might have enjoyed it more if I'd read the series in order.
A suspicious suicide and a vicious attack on a pregnant woman at the local college place Chief Jeffrey Tolliver and his ex-wife, Sara Linton, in pursuit of a brutal killer who will let nothing stand in the way of his ambitions.
Slaughter’s writing style is dark and gritty but never fails to captivate. The crimes in this installment are toned down somewhat as compared to the previous books, but there are still some gruesome depictions. The investigation is interesting wi ...more
In this book a suspicious suicide occurs sending out the town Medical Examiner Sara Linton. She is called out while with her pregnant sister. This particular death might have remained a suicide if it wasn’t for the stabbing of Sara’s sister at the crime ...more
A Faint Cold Fear is the third in Karin Slaugher's Grant county series. It is well written and follows the same main characters as were introduced in the first book of the series, Blindsighted. All of their personal stories are furthered and continued to hold my interest; however, I did feel that there was too much focus on Lena. I find her character traits to be less and less believable, and frankly, I'm beginn ...more
Sarah, a medical examiner arrives on a murder scene and while she is examining the victim her pregnant sister, who she brought to the scene, wonders away from her car and is brutally attacked. What? A bit far fetched, but wait it gets worse. Lena, (a former detective and colleague of, Jeffery, the lead detective on the case and Sarah's ex-husband), just happens ...more
It only took about 20 pages before something happened, and it shocked me enough to the point where it felt surreal, and that maybe I had misread. While it’s certainly possible that this was the whole point, it was so unexpected and upsetting. And then it seemed like this certain aspect of the entire plot was shoved underneath the rug and only addressed if it was necessary to drive the emotional plot between Sara and Jeffery forward. I sincerely hope that what happened will be a ...more
I'm a big fan of series for the simple fact that I get to watch the characters develop throughout. Slaughter does a great job of it in Grant County. Once I finish ...more
Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the ...more