Blindsighted

Blindsighted

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Pediatrician and coroner Dr. Sara Linton, her ex-husband and chief of police Jeffrey Tolliver, and female detective Lena Adams are on the case when a sadistic rapist and murderer begins targeting women in Grant County. A first novel. 75,000 first printing.

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The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, 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 when Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality becomes clear.

Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver -- Sara's exhusband -- is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found crucified only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't just a personal attack. What he's dealing with is a sadistic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County.

Jeffrey isn't alone in his search. Lena Adams, the county's sole female detective, wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer-unless he finds her first.



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The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, 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 when Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality becomes clear.
Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver - Sara's ex-husband - is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found crucified only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't just a personal attack. What he's dealing with is a sadistic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County.
Jeffrey isn't alone in his search. Lena Adams, the county's sole female detective, wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer - unless he finds her first.

Baker
& Taylor

Pediatrician and coroner Dr. Sara Linton, her ex-husband and chief of police Jeffrey Tolliver, and detective Lena Adams are on the case when a sadistic rapist and murderer begins targeting women in Grant County.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780688174576
0688174574
9780380820887
0380820889
9780062021878
9780062385383
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 24 cm.

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Dreamstime
Sep 29, 2017

The author lives up to her name. Karen Slaughter is daring. Her descriptions of the incredibly horrible crimes against women in her story could only be risked by a female author. My wife had set the book down after the first crime was described with ghastly, cringeworthy detail. I am a huge fan of detective novels, some of them with violent elements. But this book pushes the envelope. I found the constant emotional turmoil, most of it anger, sigh worthy. There is also an incident in the story, near midway, that involved unrealistic police behavior by a key character. Even so, I persevered to the mildly disappointing conclusion. I knew the author was popular and wanted to start at the beginning of her work, hopeful that her numerous works that follow would improve.

K_ROK Dec 29, 2016

This is the first book in the Grant County series and Karin Slaughter starts it off with intensity. For some of the comments from readers that didn't understand why the cancer diagnosis is mentioned but then nothing happens, KEEP READING THE OTHER BOOKS AND YOU WILL FIND OUT. All her books have some graphic descriptions and situations that are not for the faint of heart. Her characters are so real and I have been invested in them through out the entire Grant County and Will Trent series. She is one of the best thriller writers I have ever read so If you like intense, sometimes violent situations coupled with characters that have real struggles and relationships then this author is for you.

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smilingartist
Oct 06, 2015

Not my style of story... too many descriptive facts... a little slow to start... some info really not necessary...

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gusmcrae
Oct 23, 2014

Pretty good mystery/thriller. A bit gorier than I usually read. I will check out more of the series.

If you get the audiobook, make sure you get the unabridged version. I failed to check and ended up only getting to hear about half the story.

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hiking1957
Feb 23, 2013

This was okay. Some things kind of felt disjointed. I saw a post about one of the plots in the beginning of the book about telling a family that one of their kids had cancer and how hard that was going to be, etc., and then that's it???? Nothing else. Trying to figure out why the author even put that in there. It really didn't add anything to the story and none of those characters played any other part in the story. Anyway, like I said the book was just okay.

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