Skin Privilege (Grant County, #6)
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Skin Privilege (Grant County #6)

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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...more
Wysterria
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
Jori
Oct 20, 2007 Jori rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: NO ONE
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Janice
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!
stephanie
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...more
Paige
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Megan
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
Dana
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.
Abbie Ennis
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Clare
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.
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.
Cláudia
3,5
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...more
Chris
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
Felts
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...more
Coralie
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
Christy
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,...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...more
Rhonda
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...more
Kelly
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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
stephanie
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...more
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
Elaine
Some of this one is a review of things from previous books in the series. It was like "Ya, Ya, Ya. Just get on with the story. We've heard it before." How many more times do we want to read about how Jeffrey strayed the first time he and Sara were married?

Much contemplation of Lena's life; I'm wondering whether she'll ever make wise choices but judging by this book, I'd say no. She continues to do stupid things, much to her detriment. Jeffrey should just nail her butt to the wall, fire her, and...more
R.Z.
Needing a book for an airplane trip, I looked over all the books in the kiosk and chose this one as seemingly the least of all the evils. If this was the least, I have to wonder how bad the worst was! It was all plot and no depth. I slogged my way through it to the unredeeming end, and finally the plane landed. I shoulda stuck to reading the airline magazine.
Madison
Just finished Beyond Reach and all I can say is wow. I almost cried for this book. I mean darn Ms. Karin darn, you totally surprised me with the ending. I did like this book but the ending tore me up, literally.
Seriously at the end of this book I was like Knowshon Moreno. I mean just wow I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT, LIKE AT ALL. But it’s safe to say that Karin wrote this just to put me in the hospital for post-traumatic stress. And yes this book goes under for a traumatic experience. And I guess...more
Simonne Davis
This book was a great roller-coaster ride thriller... I discovered Karin Slaughter last year.. I was trying to find someone that could match Tess Gerritsen's gripping yarns... Happily, I think i've found that in Karin's writing.. if you like a fast-paced book with plenty of twists and turns, give her a try.
Leah
All I can say is Whoa!!!! If you read this series you will be shocked and saddened and that's all I can really say without ruining the ending for anyone who hasn't read it. I haven't made up my mind if I am okay with the ending or mad at Karin Slaughter.... it's way crazy though.
Jennifer
Beyond Reach is #6 in Slaughter's Grant County series, and it doesn't disappoint. This book dives into Lena Adam's past, it has twists and turns, and finally uncovers the truth about Lena's mother. A great mystery with a surprise (sad) ending...
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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fourteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, 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 term "inv...more
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