When a teenage quarrel in the small town of Heartsdale explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton - paediatrician and medical examiner - finds herself entangled in a horrific tragedy. And what seems at first to be a terrible but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications when the... show more
When a teenage quarrel in the small town of Heartsdale explodes into a deadly shoot-out, Sara Linton - paediatrician and medical examiner - finds herself entangled in a horrific tragedy. And what seems at first to be a terrible but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications when the autopsy reveals evidence of long-term abuse and ritualistic self-mutilation. Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver start to investigate, but 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. And unless Sara and Jeffrey can uncover the deadly secrets the children hide, it's going to happen again.
Publish date: 2003
Pages no: 470
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...
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