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Without warning, the body jerked violently, pitching forward and slamming Sara onto the floor. Blood spread out around both of them, and Sara instinctively clawed to get out from under the convulsing woman. With her feet and hands she groped for some kind of purchase on the slick bathroom floor. Finally, Sara managed to slide out from underneath her. She turned Sibyl over, cradling her head, trying to help her through the convulsions. Suddenly, the jerking stopped.
Sibyl is, or was, Sibyl Adams, a college professor who had the misfortune of being drugged, savagely raped, slashed, and left for dead in the toilet of the local diner, to be coincidentally discovered by Sara Linton. Coincidences don't stop there, and neither do the rapes and murders. The next is, unimaginably, still more gruesome than the first and it, too, is discovered by Dr. Linton. Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver is Sara's ex-husband, and mercurial detective Lena Adams, another major player in the ensuing drama, was Sibyl's twin sister.
And the monster behind these increasingly more depraved acts? Suspects abound, from the diner's jack-of-all-trades, Will Harris, to Victim No. 2's boyfriend, to Jack Allen Wright who, a dozen years prior, raped Dr. Linton (that rape had been a secret until now). There are other possibilities, naturally, and it soon becomes apparent that Sara's an intended target.
A graduate of the Patricia Cornwell school of mayhem and gore, Slaughter has faithfully stitched together a fast, engaging, and diverting read complete with a strong-yet-vulnerable heroine. Characters are nicely if somewhat obviously drawn, the plot is inventive, and the narrative's pacing quickens the pulse straight to the cliff-hanging denouement. And really, what more can you ask of an ME thriller? --Michael Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
So far all the Karin Slaughter books are page turners and no less!!Published 16 hours ago by SUSAN KALT
I enjoyed the book. I was sorry when it ended. I like Miss Slaughter's writing style , the story moved along at a fast clip, and I cared about the characters.Published 8 days ago by vicki a
Too graphic unless you are a medical student.. Life should be more than sex, sex, sex!!Published 19 days ago by Peggy M. Gordon
The savageness of the injured parties was very well written. Mystery and intrigue throughout the book. Great author! Great imagination!Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
ENJOYED THIS BOOK ALL THE WAY THROUGH. GREAT PLOT BUT SOME OF THE DETAILS WERE A LITTLE TOO GRAPHIC FOR ME BUT MOSTLY BELIEVABLE.Published 23 days ago by Nancy J Gunderson
The first part of the book has a fairly interesting storyline with some twists and turns. However, there was a good deal of predictability for the last half of the book. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Judi Brody
Could not put this book down. Truly riveting from the start! Better have a strong stomach for this one. Loved it.Published 24 days ago by teacherlauren
Saw the ending coming a mile away. Some sophomoric writing but a compelling read nonethelessPublished 24 days ago by Heather Mundie