Saturday night dates at the skating rink have been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale for as long as anyone can remember, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton -- the town's pediatrician and medical examiner -- finds herself entangled in a... show more
Saturday night dates at the skating rink have been a tradition in the small southern town of Heartsdale for as long as anyone can remember, but when a teenage quarrel explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton -- the town's pediatrician and medical examiner -- finds herself entangled in a terrible tragedy.What seemed at first to be a horrific but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications. The autopsy reveals evidence of long-term abuse, of ritualistic self -mutilation, but when Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver start to investigate, they are frustrated at every turn.The children surrounding the victim close ranks. The families turn their backs. Then a young girl is abducted, and it becomes clear that the first death is linked to an even more brutal crime, one far more shocking than anyone could have imagined. Meanwhile, detective Lena Adams, still recovering from her sister's death and her own brutal attack, finds herself drawn to a young man who might hold the answers. But unless Lena, Sara, and Jeffrey can uncover the deadly secrets the children hide, it's going to happen again...
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 30th 2003
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
Series: Grant County (#2)
This may be my last in the series. With the exception of my growing fondness for Lena, I don't care for any of the other characters and there are a few to whom I would like to see bad things happen. This story was much harder for me to read than the first. The subject matter is one that I have a p...
I'm not sure where to begin. I don't want to say I liked the story, because it's horrifying and it's like walking out of the movies having seen "The Silence of the Lambs" and saying "Wow what a great movie." Here's the thing. I was engaged but there were things that bothered me about this story ...
I found this to be well written with compelling characters but the plot was not something I really cared to read about and some of the scenes were a bit too graphic for my tastes.
Okay.Subject of book, surprised me. They always do on this subject and instantly turn my stomach.Favorite character goes to : Hank. (You rock man! Love that he wears hawaiian shirts, and can still whip an emotionally distraught, downard spiraling abused female into shape and be loving at the same ti...
I don't like the characters in this series nearly as much as I do those in the Will Trent books, and when the characters aren't as good, the plot holes are more of a problem. I think, mostly, that I don't like Lena. And I prefer Will to Jeffrey. And I would like Karin Slaughter to reevaluate her "wo...