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Cracking Crime: Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter’s first Grant County novel is not for the faint of heart!

About the Book

The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, paediatrician and medical examiner, finds Sibyl Adams 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 it’s only once Sara starts to perform the post-mortem that the full extent of the killer’s brutality becomes clear.

Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver – Sara’s ex-husband – is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, both Jeffrey and Sara have to face the fact that Sibyl’s murder wasn’t a one-off attack. What they’re dealing with is a seasoned sexual predator. A violent serial killer…

It’s Dead Good because…

Not for the weak of stomach, Karin Slaughter’s first novel hits you in the gut and just keeps on going. It doesn’t let up and the pace pulls you along in an ever horrifying spin of how badly people can treat each other. And yet, I wanted to know what happened. I cared about the characters and their lives even though they were inherently flawed!

Set in Grant County, Georgia, the book is an interesting look at small town communities in the USA. There’s two strong female characters – Dr Sara Linton and Lena Adams that you can’t help but root for and their interactions (as the Police and Emergency Services) are slick and well-researched. Gritty and with a brutal realism you won’t be able to put this book down. If you’re not too scared to pick it up!

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