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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 would recommend this book to my many friends that read murder mystery. This was recommended to me and I plan on reading the next book of this seriesPublished 7 hours ago by Lena Heister
I can always count on spellbinders from this author...and this one was no exception.Published 3 days ago by Kathryn Mudrovich
One of the best mystery suspense books I have ever read. In a class with John Sanford and other high profile suspense writers. She should be on the best seller list with this one. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Retired Liz
Very good read more than a mystery and riveting to the end. Would recommend it to everyone who enjoys a mystery. I liked itPublished 11 days ago by Ruth Kidwell
First read for this author. Being from Ga made it that much better, fast read, enjoyed. Will order more of Slaughters books in the future.Published 11 days ago by Melanie Griffin
Very poorly written and full of cliches. Un-needed gore. Felt like it was written by a 10th grader. Put it down 1/2 way through. Don't recommend at all.Published 14 days ago by Christin L. Anderson