Faithless (Grant County #5)
I think what really keeps me coming back to this series is the characters. I really enjoy the ups and ...more
The chief of police, Jeffery Tolliver, and his ex wife, Sara Linton are trying to rekindle their relationship. When an innocent walk around the lake behind their house sends their professional as well as their personal lives spinning. On this walk Jeffery confesses to Sara that he might be sick. Several years earlier he had an affair whic ...more
I was glad to see the return of Tessa in this book. She ...more
How do you punish YOUR kids? Well, someone in Grant County thinks it's great to bury them alive for a few days. Only this time, one of them dies and it's up to Sara and Jeffrey to find out what is going on.
This is the fifth book in the series and any author would be ...more
In this installment of Karin Slaughter's Grant County Series, Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver are getting closer, though a new threat to their relationship rears its ugly head. As they are coming out the woods near Sara's parents' home, Jeffrey literally stumbles across a body buried in the ground. She was buried alive, then died a horrific death before she was freed.
The girl's identity leads to a co op soy farm and to a very religious family who is somewhat misogynist. Sara is not on ...more
medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, have propelled her to the top of bestseller lists the world o ...more
‘Faithless’ is set in Slaughter’s imaginary, Grant Country where a grisly murder has been discovered ...more
Jeffrey and Sara literally stumble across a strange protrusion in the ground at the onset of this novel. That protrusion is some kind of pipe. What they find at the other end of that pipe is a box containing the murdered body of a young woman. As Jeffrey ...more
I think what appealed to me, beyond just the doctor/cop couple, was that this book feels very contemporary given the number of religious cults that have been in the news in recent ...more
Thoughts: I liked it, but I didn't find it quite as gripping is some of Slaughter's other books. It was quite interrogation-heavy, rather than action-heavy. There's more unexpected trouble in Jeffrey and Sara's relationship, and Lena (who I ...more
"Brilliant plotting, relentless suspense," raved the Washington Post. "A new synonym for terror," crowned the "Detroit Free Press. " The critics agree: no one writes suspense like Karin Slaughter, whose thrillers featuring medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, have propelled her to the top of bestseller lists the world over. Now Slaughter fuses her unmatched grasp of forensic science and a mastery of complex relationships in a riveting tale of faith, dou...more
I didn't like or identify with any of the characters. They felt a lot like a soap opera with emotional responses about as realistic as your average TV show. The main couple reminded me of a couple of bipolars.
I also hate books where the author uses personal threats to the main characters as ways to jerk our emotions around. The amount of handwringing and anguish these people seem to be feeling whilst doing their job doesn't strike me as realistic. They ...more
Sara is thrown by something Jeffrey tells her but barely has time to process it when Jeffrey literally stumbles over a short pipe sticking out of the ground. When they uncover a wooden crate, they soon realize the young girl inside was buried alive. ...more
Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the ...more