Blindsighted (Grant County #1)
Sara's ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation--a trail of terror that grows increasingly...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
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:
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
Sarah goes to the local diner for lunch with her sister. She's a little late and the lunch crowd is pretty much gone. When she goes to the restroom, she finds Sibyl Adams, a professor at the local college who is also...more
Warning: this book is not for the squeamish or faint of heart as the crimes are described in gruesome and horrific detail.
While the characters are very compelling it is difficult to say that they are likable. They are all seriously flawed from Sara, the local pediatrician/coroner, with a devastating secret to Jeffrey, the local police chief and Sara's unfaithful ex-husband, to Lena, the hard-ass female detective with a huge chip on her shoulder. Nevertheless, the plot is well...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
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
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
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
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
1. Turn off my internal editor--As a writer I have an internal editor who screens everything I read and tries to improve it. It takes a great book to get him to shut up and let me enjoy the story. Blindsighted shut him down in two chapters.
2. Invade my life--I read every day on the elliptical trainer. But Blindsighted had me reading through all my airline flights, in the limo, and on my couch. I would wake...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
My main complaint with Blindsighted is I don't like the protagonist, pediatrician and coroner Sara Lint...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
I'm not really squeamish about most things, but I can't stomach rape in books or movies.
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
Usually when I finish a book I like to write the review for it straight away after I’ve finished it but with Blindsighted I left it a few days because I was quite undecided about how I felt about the boo...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 credit...more