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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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I hated reading until I picked this book up off the shelf at Wal-Mart. I had to keep reading the series once I got through this book. Karen is an amazing writer. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jordan Hein
This book was awesome. Great detail work on the crimes, just enough romance. I was on the edge of my chair until the very end. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Vickey Baumli
Not my favourite Karin slaughter book
It was a good story solid characters but it just didn't catch me the way her books normally do but I will read her again
Because it's well written.Keeps you hooked all the way til the end. I would recommend it to anyone. Very good bookPublished 16 days ago by Suzanne Haydon
I thought it was a great book and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the Grant County series. I really like how vivid Karin Slaughter is in her writing.Published 24 days ago by HEATHER PETERS