The killer strikes in plain sight . . . but you'll never see it coming.The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community. This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen—but only when the autopsy is complete... show more
The killer strikes in plain sight . . . but you'll never see it coming.The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community. This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen—but only when the autopsy is complete is the intricate, terrible genius of a profoundly twisted psychopath truly revealed. As Sara's ex-husband—Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver—pursues an elusive fiend, Lena Adams—the victim's sister and the county's only female detective—swears she'll have her personal vengeance. But their worst fears are realized by the macabre crucifixion of a second local woman: there is a serial slayer in their midst, one whose identity is hidden somewhere in Sara Linton's secret past. And this killer has no intention of stopping . . . and will not be stopped.
Publish date: 2007
Publisher: Random House Australia
Pages no: 393
Edition language: English
Series: Grant County (#1)
I was initially disappointed with this book. The first couple of chapters had that sort of clumsy and obvious Romance trope of two lovers who had ended things badly but still longed for one another, and I really dislike Romance genre mixed into my mystery-thriller genre. But before long I was thorou...
I'd read Triptych before, but wanted to go back to the beginning before starting properly with Karin Slaughter's books. It was a wild ride, but a good one. If you can't stand violence in books, you should stay away miles from this series, because it is very violent and bloody. I would like to read m...
While I got sucked into this story I figured out who did pretty early on. I enjoyed the setting and relationships between the characters. That being said the premise of why the killer did what he did was super convoluted and meh. This story was super graphic so if that bothers you I’d skip most of S...
Although I disliked most of the characters, you have to admire an author who dares to write these incredible flawed people, even knowing that it's going to negatively impact the way you see her book. Karin Slaughter wrote a very good start for this series. It's dark and suspenseful and it leaves you...
Synopsis : 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 onc...