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Gottlos (edition 2008)

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Title:Gottlos
Authors:Karin Slaughter
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Info:Rowohlt TB-V. Rnb. (2008), Edition: 8, Broschiert, 512 pages
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Faithless by Karin Slaughter

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i see that i felt the same about a previous story by k.s. i have a prejudice against southern drawls. are they all really stupid? ( )
  mahallett | Oct 17, 2013 |
My blog post about this book is here
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  SuziQoregon | Mar 31, 2013 |
Was rather slow and dry for the first third, then picked up and became a bit more interesting. Overall it was okay, didn't find it to be anything special. ( )
  HenriMoreaux | Mar 30, 2013 |
My first try of Karin Slaughter, but honestly, I shouldn't have tried something that's abridged, because it just doesn't do justice to any author. Some interesting characters, though once there's a cult-like church in a story, you just know someone connected with them is gonna be bad. Set in rural Georgia, near our cabin. ( )
  bookczuk | Nov 13, 2012 |
Georgia medical examiner Sara Linton returns in Slaughter's Grant County crime thriller series (Indelible), and this time she's hot on the trail of a demented killer who buries teenage girls alive. The victim is soon identified as Abigail Bennett, a member of the Holy Grown soybean farming collective, a group curiously unfazed to learn a daughter was poisoned. Suspicion blooms around Holy Grown's many farmhands, mostly ex-felons on work release, but then centers on the parishioners who congregate at the Church for the Greater Good, a local congregation run by a shifty minister. Another shallow grave, physical violence and another girl's disappearance lead Sara, Jeffrey and assisting detective Lena Adams back to the Bible-thumpers and their unholy dealings. Summary BPL

Not as multi-layered as Indelible, Faithless gives equal billing to social commentary and crime detection. Ms Slaughter hails from the South so it was just a matter of time before one of her novels would feature fundamentalist Christians. She writes with commendable objectivity about this group in addition to issues like abortion, infidelity and women who remain with abusive partners. I didn't detect any concomitant drag to the story; it actually added realism to the plot line and characters.

My only nitpicking would be that Sara Linton's attitude is becoming a teensy bit wearing...perhaps I read this too soon after Indelible....
7.5 out of 10. For crime fiction fans who also enjoy thought-provoking social discussion. ( )
  julie10reads | Aug 15, 2012 |
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IN THE BEGINNING
Rain had saturated the forest floor, soaking twigs and fallen limbs so that they bent without snapping.
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Sara Linton stood at the front door of her parents' house holding so many plastic grocery bags in her hands that she couldn't feel her fingers.
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New York Times bestseller Karin Slaughter brings back her two most fascinating and complex characters–medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver–in a heart-pounding tale of faith, doubt, and murder…

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods–then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty young woman. For them, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of life into the case.

For as Jeffrey and Sara move further down a trail of shocking surprises and hidden passions, neither is prepared for the most stunning discovery of all: the identity of a killer who is more evil and dangerous than anyone could have guessed.

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When medical examiner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, discover the body of a teenage girl buried in the woods of Grant County, Georgia, their investigation takes them on a terrifying path that leads to a deadly secret.

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