(Grant County series 1)
From the double #1 bestseller.
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, pediatrician and medical examiner, 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 once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality starts to become 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 a one-off personal attack. What he's dealing with is a seasoned sexual predator. A serial killer.
But what neither Sara or Jeffrey could possibly predict is the depths this killer will sink to, the perversions of his twisted mind, or the extent to which his terrifying bloodlust will change their lives forever.
“Don't read this alone. Don't read this after dark. But do read it”
“This gripping debut novel, filled with unremittingly graphic forensic details, is likely to have Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs glancing nervously in their rearview mirrors because rookie Karin Slaughter is off the starting grid as quickly as Michael Schumacher and is closing on them fast”
“Chilling but thrilling”
“Slaughter ... brings the story to a shattering climax”
“Wildly readable... [Slaughter] has been compared to Thomas Harris and Patricia Cornwell, and for once the hype is justified ... deftly craf ted, damnably suspenseful and, in the end, deadly serious ... Slaughter 's plotting is brilliant, her suspense relentless”
“Pacy and intriguing ... Karin Slaughter builds up the urgency to fever pitch”
“Unsparing, exciting, genuinely alarming ... excellent handling of densely woven plot, rich in interactions, well characterised and as subt le as it is shrewd ... A formidable debut”
“Blindsighted is a debut novel of rare quality that grips like a vice from the first page. It's hard to believe this is Karin Slaughter's first outing, so mature is the prose, so taut the suspense, so extreme the engagement with the reader. Against the backdrop of a small Southern town, a terrible drama is played out that will affect Slaughter's readers as much as it affects her characters. A lot of writers are going to read this and weep”
“An extraordinary debut ... Slaughter has created a ferociously taut and terrifying story which is, at the same time, compassionate and real. I defy anyone to read it in more than three sittings.”
“Wildly readable...Blindsighted hits the bull's eye.”
New York Post