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Blindsighted  (Grant County, Bk 1)
Blindsighted - Grant County, Bk 1
Author: Karin Slaughter
A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear. — Sara's ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation -...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780380820887
ISBN-10: 0380820889
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 352 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 20
I had never read this author before but got this book in a box of books trade because the story sounded interesting..It ended up being beyond interesting it was fantastic!

The story is suspensful and the main characters well developed. I felt like I could really connect to them and what was going on in the book. It's a definite must read for thriller fans.
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Helpful Score: 10
The first in the Grant County series. After reading this and her follow up books, Karin Slaughter is now my all-time favorite author! Her stories are incredible! I read one her her books in 2 days! That's amazing for me since it usually takes me about a week or more to read a novel! I recommend her books to everyone but I also recommend that you read them in order starting with this one.
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Helpful Score: 6
I am a first time reader of ths author. WOW!!!!! Excellent book great thriller wonderful plot and a massive page turner!
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Helpful Score: 5
A fellow PBSer recommended the "Georgia" series by Slaughter. These are the first books she wrote and Blindsighted is the first of them. Hard to believe this is a first novel--the plot is good, reader involvement is excellent, and there were very few times when the action seemed to drag. All in all, this is a book to read and enjoy.
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Helpful Score: 4
This was my first Karin Slaughter book, and apparently the first Grant County book is a great place to start. Slaughter does not shy away from violence or grisly descriptions, but unlike many of her male counterparts her female characters are well-developed and realistic.

The only part of this book that was a little weak was the ending; I thought the revelation of who-dunnit came a bit too early. Other than that small complaint this is a near perfect thriller.

I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Grant County series, because there are clearly some storylines involving this book's main characters that could be continued.
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It's Monday morning in the sleepy tow of Heartsdale, Georgia, and everything is as normal. That is until Sara Linton - local paediatrician and medical examiner and ex-wife of Chief of Police Jeffery Tolliver - goes to the bathroom of the local diner and finds Sibyl Adams, sister of detective Lena Adams, barely clinging to life. She has been viciously raped, ad a cross has been cut deep in her abdomen. Despite Sara's desperate efforts to bring her back to the land of the living, Sibyl dies, thus becoming the first victim of a serial killer ready to commit ore horrifying crimes than anyone in this genteel little town could ever have dreamed of.
Then, a young student goes missing, and, shortly after, another victim is found, crucified and lying on the bonnet of Sara Linton's car...

This, an excellent portrait of crime in small-town America, is an absolutely first-class debut novel. Taut, suspenseful and shocking throughout, this is a runaway success that puts Karin Slaughter (perfect name!) right on the front line of female thriller writers, alongside Mo Hayder, Cornwell, Reichs, McDermid and the like. "Blindsighted" is bloody well-written, too, and Slaughter has struck an exquisitely perfect balance between plot and character.

The plot is excellent. It's brutal at times, although never gratuitously, shocking, with one or two events completely taking me by stunned surprise, yet also moving and compassionate. The leading trio are a compelling, fully realised bunch, and their relationships with one another (especially Sara and Jeffery) are fascinating.

Slaughter clearly has some fantastic talent and promise within her. "Blindsighted" is reminiscent of Cornwell's own spectacular debut, "Postmortem", and, while not yet quite as good as her, she hopefully has a long, similarly successful and influential career ahead of her.

Like Boston Teran's "God is a Bullet", "Blindsighted" is a debut to die-for.
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I just recently found Karin Slaughter and can't get enough! This book was not a disappointment. She is a great author.
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While this was Karin Slaughter's first book, it was not the first book of hers that I have read. She is an excellent author and I am looking forward to reading more of her books. You won't be disappointed with this book. I just couldn't put it down.

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