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Belladonna (Grant County #1)

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Sara Linton, Kinderärztin und Gerichtspathologin, findet Sybil Adams verblutend auf der Toilette eines Restaurants. Zwei tiefe Schnitte in ihrem Bauch bilden ein tödliches Kreuz. Dass Sybil blind und damit so gut wie wehrlos war, macht den brutalen Mord noch entsetzlicher. Das Motiv für die Tat ist völlig unklar. Als nur ein paar Tage später eine weitere junge Frau gekreuz ...more
Paperback, 411 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verla (first published January 1st 2001)
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Timaz I think exactly the same and even asked it in my review. the answer that has given before me is sufficient and that is what was necessary. as the…moreI think exactly the same and even asked it in my review. the answer that has given before me is sufficient and that is what was necessary. as the author of this short answer wrote, Karin could explain exactly the same in her book to cover this gap. she could wrote "Murderer followed her to Grant County to give her a chance to save other victims and thus redeem herself and himself." but I didn't managed to extract this meaning from the book by myself. (less)
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Wendy Darling
If you love gritty suspense thrillers, you really must give Karin Slaughter a try. The forensics, the police work, etc are all exceptionally well done, and her characters are fantastic. I'm copying the rest below from my review of Fallen, the eleventh book in the series.

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:

Gran
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Chelsea Humphrey
There's something to be said for rereading a book you loved immensely. While I obviously knew "who did it" this go around, it was really a special experience that allowed me to soak up the wonderful characters and marinate in all the feels from these fine southern folks that I haven't spent time with in many moons. Clearly the first go around I was more focused on picking up clues and solving the crime, but this time felt different; it was laid back and easygoing. Gone was the urgent, rushed sen ...more
Norma
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well after reading BLINDSIGHTED I now consider myself to be a full-blown KARIN SLAUGHTER fan! This is only the second book I have read by her and the first book in her Grant County Series which I thoroughly enjoyed. So this definitely will not be my last and I think that I will probably find myself binge reading the rest of the books in this series.

BLINDSIGHTED by KARIN SLAUGHTER is a gritty, edgy, engrossing, and suspenseful mystery / thriller that had me interested enough to turn those pages a
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Julie
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter is a 2015 Harper publication.

This is the first book in the Grant County series, which was originally published way back in 2002. I have read this book before, a long time ago, before Goodreads had even launched.

However, I decided to start the Grant County series over, despite having read a few of them already. It’s a long story, but basically, I got some of the Grant County books mixed up with the Will Trent series, which caused a great deal of confusion, for me
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Lawyer
Feb 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Uhmmm...
Recommended to Lawyer by: I confess it was a Nook Find for $1.99
Blindsighted: Karin Slaughter's first Sara Linton novel

And the publishers announce:

First there was Patricia Cornwell!

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THEN there was Kathy Reichs!

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NOW GET READY FOR KARIN SLAUGHTER!

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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
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Matthew
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, library, audio, 2017
I am torn on this one and I am erring on the side of giving the author the benefit of the doubt as it was her first book. It definitely felt like a first effort. (Not that I could do better if I was to try). So, 3 stars for Blindsighted.

The plot was riveting and held my interest. At times, it was very extreme (if fictional violence against women bothers you STAY AWAY), but if you can handle the extreme, the details make it all the more suspenseful.

I felt a bit like some of the plot elements and
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Sue
"Blindsighted" by Karin Slaughter, is the first book in the Grant County Series. If you love reading gritty suspense thrillers, you really must give Karin Slaughter a try. Karin Slaughter books are not for the faint of heart. Being a avid reader of mystery/suspense thrillers, this is the most graphic book I have read in this category.
The Forensics, the police work, etc are all exceptionally well done, and her characters are involving.

A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college pro
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Mo
Sep 01, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Ms Slaughter's debut novel so maybe I should cut her some slack. I don't know what it was about it that just did not grab me. Thought the main characters were quite uninspiring and boring. There was no romance as such in the book. Some of the scenes were quite gruesome. A bit OTT and I thought she was trying to "shock" readers too much.



My main reason for starting this series is that one of the characters, Sara Linton, appears in the Will Trent series, which I was enjoying very much.

Might
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Brenda
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Simply amazing, that this was Karin Slaughters' debut 16 years ago!!! If it weren't for my friend Christine recommending this to me I may have overlooked it altogether. Thank you, Christine! Now I understand why this author has the following she does (including myself). In case you're wondering, I will be binge reading the rest of the 'Grant County" series then on to 'Will Trent'.
Tim The Enchanter
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Beautiful Body that is Missing a Soul - 3.5 Stars

This was my first foray into the world of Karin Slaughter. Her world is filled with interesting characters, personal drama and a fair share of deranged individuals. I did enjoy the book. The writing was very good, the characters were interesting and the plot was good. That said, it seemed to be missing something. Something I am having a hard time putting my finger on. For all the positives, the story still lac
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Ray Daniel
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I hardly every rank a book with five stars. To get there the book needs to do three things:

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
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Sean Peters
Oct 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was voted as our June Book Read by our group " A Good Thriller"

Happy this book was voted as have enjoyed quite a few of Karin Slaughter books, although good to read this book as her debut book and the introduction of her character Sara Linton.

Karin Slaughter--a wonderful name for a crime/mystery writer--sets her novel in a small town in Georgia. Nothing much happens in Heartsdale, and the local pediatrician, Sara Linton, also works as the coroner. Sara meets her younger sister for lunc
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✨Susan✨
I have read Karin Slaughters, Will Trent series, and loved it. I was a little apprehensive about starting this series because I thought It may not be as good. Wrong, it was very good and will definitely be carrying on with the next book. Kathleen Early is an excellent narrator.
Jonetta
Jun 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Linton is a pediatrician and the coroner for the town of Heartsdale in Grant County, Georgia. If that wasn't a weird enough combination, her ex-husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, is the town's police chief. I knew from the start this was going to be a different kind of story.

The crime
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
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Wendy
Jan 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved re-reading this 1st book in her Grant County series!
Tonkica
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prvo druženje s Karin i budem nastavila s Triptihom i ostalim Will Trent nastavcima. Znači da mi se svidjela ideja, način pripovijedanja.. No, ima ponavljanja, tako da bi se bez problema moglo "maknuti" cca 100 stranica. Bila bi radnja brža i napetija..
Sam (Clues and Reviews)
I have been making my way through Karin Slaughter's Grant County series ever since I read Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter earlier this month. Needless to say, I have become pretty much Slaughter obsessed. Chelsea, my good pal over at The Suspense Is Thrilling Me, suggested I go way back and start with the first book in the Grant County series, Blindsighted and, man oh man, am I happy I decided to do that.

The first novel introduces us to the characters in the small Georgia town of Grant Count
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Brandi
Aug 19, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition



Well, this didn't work for me at all - I haven't even wanted to pick it up for two days. Our main character was more scared than I could believe considering she's the coroner and dead bodies aren't foreign to her. I believed the shock she felt when she first saw the body, because you're not expecting something like that ever, but after that all her nerves were just annoying to me. Or how she was cradling the victim when the cop came, as if she were really close to this person, but she wasn't, s
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Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥ by: Jonetta
Dark, emotional, heart-pounding book...not for the faint of heart but definitely a Page Burner! Loved it.
Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
I first read this book soon after it came out - and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time around I listened to it on my I-pod and enjoyed it every bit as much as the first read.

Karin Slaughter is an accomplished author who has never disappointed me.

This is the first of her Grant County series, in which we meet paediatrician and coroner Sarah Linton and her ex husband, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver.

Sarah reminds me a little of myself - fiercely independent and more than a little prickly. She is an in
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Lauren
Blindsighted
4 Stars

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
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Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
Liked this book, I never figured out the bad guy until the very end. Look forward to more of these characters.
Tammy Walton Grant
3.5 stars

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
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Debra
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was not my first book by Slaughter. I read this book after reading Cop town and Pretty Girls and now I am hooked. Slaughter has quickly become one of my favorite mystery writers. She is a gritty and intelligent writer. I love the research she puts into her books. Having a background in Forensics, I really appreciate her books and the research she puts into this.

In Blindsighted, a professor is found murdered in a restaurant. Her Murder hits very close to home to Sara, who is the town's Pedia
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Cynthisa
The many ERRORS in the medical issues of the book made it hard for me to enjoy what otherwise would have been a decent thriller. It's hard to excuse such glaring errors in a book in which a main character is supposed to be a physician and also a coroner. As an example, despite the dramatic pronouncement of the supposed expert on the drug ("There's no known antidote."), atropine (belladonna) DOES have an antidote (and the science of these types of nerve agents are well known, like Physiology 101 ...more
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
In my opinion, Karin Slaughter can do no wrong! I've loved everything I've ever read of hers, and this was no exception. Blindsighted is the first in her Grant County series, and features doctor and coroner Sara, and her ex-husband/chief of police Jeffrey. When Sara and Jeffrey are thrown together to work on a case that hits close to home, Sara realizes her own secrets can't stay buried any longer.

I loved this one from the very beginning, and I was immediately hooked! I was able to identify the
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Mark
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the better thriller work
This was Karin Slaughters debut novel and what an impressive one to start off with, based upon this book I ordered a few more So Impressed I was.

This book is very female orientated and at no point did this bother me especially with this killer rapist that is going crazy in Grant County. The murders feel horrific the descriptions of this vile act of power visited on women has rarely been written about in such an intense and taut style which managed to scare me quite severe.

The title is quite true
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Lynne Davis
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent suspense thriller and debut novel of Karin Slaughter. I just love her style of writing. The characters are interesting, and the relationships are just - normal. She is the best storyteller. I loved it just as much the second time.
Sandra Bašić
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Prvi susret s ovom autoricom ali sigurno ne i zadnji. Vrlo dobro, zanimljivo, jezivo onda kada treba (pogodila sam tko je "bad guy" jeeeej!), meni dovoljno za omiljeni žanr.
Aisling Zena
3.5 stars
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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of seventeen thrillers, including the Grant County and Will Trent series, COP TOWN, PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER and the e-original short stories “Snatched” “Busted" "Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes" and "Last Breath."

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

Grant County (6 books)
  • Kisscut (Grant County, #2)
  • A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County, #3)
  • Indelible (Grant County, #4)
  • Faithless (Grant County, #5)
  • Beyond Reach (Grant County, #6)
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