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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.
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Good read, but I knew 'who done it' before the author told me.Published 6 hours ago by Leslie McClure
Very good read!! I have never been disappointed by Karin SlaughterPublished 1 day ago by Stacie Dunkleberger
What a fantastic story. I adore Karin's dark gritty stories. Edge of the seat stuff.Published 4 days ago by Dee England
This book was like an episode of one of my favorite shows, Criminal Minds. I was hooked from the first page. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Robyn Fiala
I read the Will Trent series and enjoyed it immensely. I'm now catching up on the Grant County series and I'm loving these as well. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Patricia Learmont
One of the most exciting reads. Though the author painted a pretty descriptive picture of the gruesomeness, I couldn't put the book down!Published 15 days ago by mythili
Great read, very suspenseful.I really enjoyed reading this at night. Book had in a very easy flow to it. Will continue reading the rest of the books in the series.Published 27 days ago by James