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Skin Privilege (Grant County #6)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  12,822 ratings  ·  691 reviews
Lena Adams has spent her life struggling to escape her past. She has only unhappy memories of Reece, the small town which nearly destroyed her. She's made a new life for herself as a police detective in Heartsdale, a hundred miles away - but nothing could prepare her for the violence which explodes when she is forced to return. A vicious murder leaves a young woman inciner ...more
Paperback, 401 pages
Published 2007 by Century
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Amanda Patterson
I don’t know how to review this book. I have to give it full marks, even though every cell in my body screams at me not to.
Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver are well known to Slaughter’s fans. Slaughter has taken the American crime forensic genre and made it her own.
Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs are running to stand still to keep up with her.
They can’t. They won’t. No-one will.
It takes a special author to shock a reader for 7 sequential books. Slaughter does it without flinching and without
karin slaughter is one of my favorite authors. i went on a spree and read everything she has written. i have a hard time giving her anything less than 5 stars. she writes captivating stories on the topic of crime scene/mystery/romance. strange combination i know. the main characters of her grant county novels are sara linton and jeffrey tolliver, who used to be married, and are both involved in each crime scene. jeffrey is chief of police and sara is county coroner. they have side story of their ...more
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Oct 20, 2007 Jori rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
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Great writing by Slaughter as always... but man, the ending!! I was literally heartbroken!! I cannot believe Karin Slaughter did that!!!

I highly recommend first time readers of this series (Grant County) to start from the beginning because you gotta understand the complexity of these characters. There's just so much to Lena Adams, Sara Linton, and Jeffrey Tolliver that you can't really get from just reading this book.

A must-read for suspense-thriller fans!! The ending... still gets to me!
i am so. happy. about this book. seriously. and so happy i didn't wait and got it when i did, though the cover of the american version is awful pretty . . . though i don't like the title as much. Beyond Reach.

i don't know how much i can say without ruining the book, but seriously, the whole thing just keeps going and going and then it ends, and you're like, wtf?! it's such a wtf that the author wrote a letter to answer the inevitable flood of questions/etc.

i, however, couldn't be happier with
If I needed more reasons to stay out of the South, meth addicts and white supremecists would probably do it. I have long been a fan of Slaughter's Grant County series, which follow local pediatrician/coroner Sara Linton and her on-again/off-again cop husband. The series is always dark, and often a tad too gruesome for me, but the characterization is great and the plots tight. Her new book is a great addition to the series, taking Sara and Jeffrey out of their comfort zone and onto a case involvi ...more
I just love these characters (Sara Jeffery and Lena). I cried at the end of this book, I never saw it coming. I had to read the last two pages over again just to make sure I was reading it correctly. I do recommednd that you read this series in order so you get to know the characters and understand what has shaped them and understand where they are going.
Karin Slaughter
Mar 23, 2014 Karin Slaughter rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I should also add that this book is called SKIN PRIVILEGE in the UK and other territories. My US publisher felt that Beyond Reach would be a better title, so we went with that here. Same book, same story, same words except for that color/colour thing.
Abbie Ennis
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Feb 12, 2008 Clare rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. The plot is convoluted and moves back and forth in time so that it's hard to understand, the characters are not particularly interesting or likeable, and the ending is miserable. I will not bother with Karin Slaughter ever again.
Sue Coletta
"Wow" was what I said when I finished this one. Beyond Reach delves more into Lena Adams life, her background, what makes her unique, her sorrows, fears and family life. I really enjoyed learning more about Lena, which is what first sucked me into the plot. But make no mistake Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver's role was also crucial to the plot and just as fascinating. The two of them are called down to Hank's town (can't remember the name, sorry) when Lena is arrested. What transpires next is a ...more
Linda C
I thought this book was absolutely horrible. A "slaughter", if you will.

However, in the spirit of full disclosure, I should say that I listened to it as an audiobook, rather than reading it myself, so that may have contributed somewhat to my dislike for this story. The narrator had a totally unbelievable southern accent, and with some of Slaughter's prose being a bit over the top, the result was "Baby Jane Meets Southern Gothic." Even in the crisis of your husband dying, I rather doubt that most
No doubt the book is, for the most part, a page turner, but I felt completely fed up with Sara, Lena and Jeffrey. They feel so predictable... And the "small town" atmosphere also got to my nerves more than usual...
The story is quite interesting and we get to know a lot of Lena's past, the true story, and it keeps us on edge and curious, but I don't quite like the way Karin Slaughter leaves pending issues from one book to the other and then just refers to them in a not important way. And she d
Nov 30, 2007 Chris rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of gritty mysteries with strong character development
Another in the mystery/suspense series about physican Sara Linton and her ex-husband/husband Jeffrey Tolliver. Jeff's the police chief in a small town near Atlanta. These two seem to find modern day murder and mayhem whereever they tread. There's some true to life meth trafficking and lots of suspense. Start with this, the sixth in Karin Slaughter's Grant County, Ga series, or start at the beginning with "Blindsighted." Karin Slaughter's from my home town, but I've never meet her. I'd like to kn ...more
Frustratingly entertaining is how I would try to describe this book and series it belongs to. The sixth installment of the Grant County series finds our main characters neck deep in sorrow and sadistic, racist, drug dealing skin heads.
The entertaining part of this series is how screwed up all the main characters lives have become. I'm drawn in just to see what kind of s..t is gonna happen next to make every single character in these books beyond miserable. Karin Slaughter must love making every
Really disliked this book, but I was in a situation where I needed a book, and it was the only one I had. A forensic patholgoist, Sara, is married to a police officer, Jefffrey. The couple has just gotten back together after having been separated and they are trying to repair their relationship. Lena, Jeffrey's coworker on the police force, has gotten herself into major trouble in her hometown, so jeffrey goes there to investigate. Her town is a very poor rural town in Georgia. I forget how or w ...more
Dotti Elrick

Ok. Let me start by saying that unlike others, I'm not going to give away the ending of this book. Nor am I going to give it a poor review, because I didn't agree with the way it ended. I will say that, I have read this series as well as Karin Slaughter's Will Trent series several times. Have faith in the series. What happens at the end, as hard as it was to read, is necessary for the series to continue on the path that the author has set for it. It gets better, much better.

This book starts off
Pediatrician/medical examiner Sara Linton is reeling from a vicious malpractice suit and having to close her clinic when her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tollier, receives word that Lena Adams, one of his detectives, has been arrested in Reese, GA. Sara accompanies Jeffrey to the small, backwater town. When they arrive, Lena uses Sara to escape and from that point on manages to stay one step ahead of Jeffrey and the sheriff of Reese. As Jeffrey tries to find Lena, bodies pile up and he and Sara ...more
ilovebakedgoods (Teresa)
Uhhhhh.... WTF.

I wasn't really surprised by the thing I should have been surprised by because people kept talking about some mysterious thing that would happen. I'm not going to say more than that because I don't want anyone to try to guess the thing. Of course, if you've read other reviews of this book, you will see other thoughts about the thing.

Something in this book did come as a complete surprise to me, though. I won't reveal that, either, outside of spoilers. If you want to read this book,
WOW! This book certainly stirred up Slaughter fans' opinions, big time, according to the Ratings & Reviews. First half was almost mediocre... until a few major revelations popped out... then the plot was ratcheted up, and became seriously engrossing. Last few chapters were so intense, my fingers could hardly turn the pages fast enough! (At this point, I should mention, had always disliked persnickety Sara, had no respect for indecisive Jeffrey... but grudgingly admired wild-card Lena.)
One he
I read all of the Grant County books in order and must say I'm stunned with the conclusion of the series. The finality of it was stunning. That said, I appreciate it. Everything has it's end and I think Slaughter's timing was perfect. Six books makes for a nice series, I think. I really hate to tie into anything much more that that.

This book was exceptionally well written with a fast-moving plot, equally good subplots, and plenty of action. The end was a bit of a shock. I really didn't expect it
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Rosa Miller
Een beetje een tegenvaller. Het begon goed, maar het verhaal is erg dun en naar mijn smaak te breed uitgesponnen. Het slot (laatste twee pagina's) lijkt geen betekenis of doel te hebben in de plot. Waarschijnlijk alleen voor Karin Slaughter zelf, om er zeker van te zijn dat ze niet nog een deel gaat schrijven. Drie sterren omdat ik wel genoten heb van haar schrijfstijl.
Julie Joyner
I am a faithful follower of Karin Slaughter, but when I finished this book I was so upset I wasn't sure I could ever read another word from her again. I have come to love the characters in the grant country series so much that I literally mourned the death of Jeffrey like I knew him. When Jeffrey died and the book was finished I threw it across the room and cried for about an hour, and hoped and prayed Sara was going to wake up from a terrible dream in the next book. Sadly this was not the case, ...more
This is the final book in the Grant County series. I obsessed over this series, only to be slammed into Grant County hell at the end. I feel betrayed and devastated by the conclusion of this book. Had I known the author's vision for these characters, I probably would have passed on this series.
i am so. happy. about this book. seriously.

i don't know how much i can say without ruining the book, but seriously, the whole thing just keeps going and going and then it ends, and you're like, wtf?! it's such a wtf that the author wrote a letter to answer the inevitable flood of questions/etc.

i, however, couldn't be happier with the ending. the only thing that makes me horribly sad is that she isn't writing another grant county book next - she's writing something else, and then she'll come back
Jon Osborne
Karin Slaughter is the type of author who immediately draws you into her fictional world like an old friend showing you around her new house. Right from the very start, BEYOND REACH grips you by the throat and won't let you go (not that that's how your old friend shows you around her new house, of course). At the end of the book, you feel yourself physically trying to read faster, desperate to get the information into your brain, goosebumps rippling across your skin and all the little hairs on t ...more
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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, COP TOWN, and the e-original short stories “Snatched” and “Busted.”

Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the
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Other Books in the Series

Grant County (6 books)
  • Blindsighted (Grant County, #1)
  • Kisscut (Grant County, #2)
  • A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, #3)
  • Indelible (Grant County, #4)
  • Faithless (Grant County, #5)
Blindsighted (Grant County, #1) Triptych (Will Trent, #1) Fractured (Will Trent, #2) Broken (Will Trent, #4) Indelible (Grant County, #4)

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