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Beyond Reach (Grant County, Bk 6)
Beyond Reach - Grant County, Bk 6
Author: Karin Slaughter
Lena Adams has spent her life struggling to escape her past. She has only unhappy memories of Reece, the small town which nearly destroyed her. She?s made a new life for herself as a police detective in Heartsdale, a hundred miles away - but nothing could prepare her for the violence which explodes when she is forced to return. — A vicious murder...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385339476
ISBN-10: 038533947X
Publication Date: 7/31/2007
Pages: 404
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 144 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Beyond Reach (Grant County, Bk 6) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
I love Karin Slaughter's series but this book was a little off for me. I don't really like Lena as a character, even with all she has been through and this book is all about her. I love Sara and how strong she is, but in this book she is weaker emotionally. For those of you that have read the ending - read the acknowledgments. The last two paragraphs are from Karin asking readers to go to a website where there is a letter from her explaining why she did what she did and more. But don't go there until you have read the entire book!
reviewed Beyond Reach (Grant County, Bk 6) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 11
This book was just..WOW! Usual Slaughter with it's twists and turns throughout. A really well and great written plot and story. The ending to this one though just STUNNED me. My mouth literally dropped open. I'm not sure what it will mean for the future of the Grant County series. For anyone that's read the rest of the books in the series..prepare yourselves for the ending. Not at all how I expected it to end!
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Helpful Score: 3
Lena gets herself in trouble again, while Sara is devastated by a malpractice suit. Another taut thriller by Slaughter, with drugs and family and love and dependency weaving into a painful tapestry that threatens to ruin them all. I read it in a day, because I couldn't get close to putting it down.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is probably the best book in this series!! I loved it! I had to go back and re-read the last few pages because I wasn't sure if I read it correctly. Great book!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
Bitter sweet comes to mind as I read the last page of this book. I don't know what Slaughter was thinking, but I can tell you the ending was not at all what I was expecting. WOW!!! Talk about shock value. If you are a Grant county fan, you will definately understand my reaction. If you have never read any of theses books ,you can not read these books out of order. I tell you now this book was worth the wait, but again I say it is bitter sweet. When you set down to read this book, be prepared for a lot of unanswered questions to be answered. GREAT READ!!!!
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This book was a little different than the previous Grant County books. It was involved with Lena and her past, a lot of flashbacks. The most surprising part was the ending. Totally unexpected.
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Beyond Reach was addictive and riveting; I found that I could hardly put it down! Once again Dr. Sara Linton, accompanied by and freshly reconciled with husband Sheriff Jeffrey Tolliver, unravels an intricately tangled mystery while struggling with her relationship with Jeff. Trust me, you will not be able to guess this endingand I am certainly not going include any plot spoilers in this review!

For those of you who, as I, are new to Karin Slaughter, Dr. Sara Linton is usually Slaughters central protagonist, whether willing or unwitting. Beyond Reach, however, opens with Detective Lena Adams occupying center stage and suspected of a dramatic murder. Presented throughout the novel with glimpses into her mind, I anticipated discovering tragedy and violence in Lenas past. But even so, the darkness and pain entwined within the fabric of the person who is Lena are wrenching. A much-needed flash of sunlight, Dr. Lintons strong moral reactions and fundamental good nature stand at odds with the brutality that finds Sara and Jeffrey in Lenas outwardly sleepy Georgia hometown.

Trying to help Jeffrey locate and, hopefully, exonerate Lena, Sara once again finds she is in the thick of murder and mayhem. Jeffrey expertly plays his role of leading man as he confronts the worst among the many antagonists and gathers assistance from other law enforcement agencies. Meanwhile, veteran Slaughter fans will appreciate learning more about the enigma that is detective Lena Adams. Self-destructive and vulnerable, yet absolutely as hard as nails, the story helps explain Lenas motivations and reactions as she struggles to finally come to terms with her unwelcome background.

Beyond Reach was my first Karin Slaughter novel, and therefore, my first exposure to these characters. Although it references past events, Beyond Reach cleanly stands alone as an independent novel. You will do no harm to the story line by starting with this one and then reading earlier novels in the series. Likewise, you will not find yourself lost or misunderstanding the characters or the plot. And to be sure that I could trust these opinions, I read an earlier Karin Slaughter novel in this series before writing this review. Now I find myself wanting to read the remaining novels!

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