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Gottlos (original 2005; edition 2008)

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Faithless by Karin Slaughter (2005)

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weird religious family + everybody else — okay mystery

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.
  christinejoseph | Dec 30, 2016 |
This was a very enjoyable book in the series, and definitely took Sara and Jeffrey's story forward from the last book. There were certainly interesting and challenging times ahead for them in this book as well as for Lena. This book had me captivated and it was most definitely a very interesting murder, with quite some background to it! Although this book isn't for those that suffer from shortness of breath in tunnels or enclosed spaces.

The backstory to the murders was very interesting, although there is a strong religious background to the book and at times it was hard to keep a handle on who the different characters were as there were so many of them. The book had me hooked however and had to keep reading! Quite an interesting end and I am keen to read the last book in the series as it seems to have been set up quite well by this book. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Dec 26, 2016 |
Medical examiner Sara Linton has had an uneasy relationship with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, for years. In spite of their differences, Sara and Jeffrey have never stopped loving one another. Now, the two are taking tentative steps towards a reconciliation, but obstacles still remain. Lena Adams is a detective who works under Jeffrey's supervision, and she is one messed up woman. Although Lena is a good cop, much to her secret shame, she is also a human punching bag for her abusive and cruel boyfriend. Lena's personal problems have a way of interfering with her work, and Jeffrey is losing patience with her. Jeffrey, Sara, and Lena do not have the luxury of concentrating on themselves for very long. Much to his shock, Jeffrey literally stumbles on the grave of a young woman named Abby who may have been buried alive. His investigation brings him into contact with a strange family of religious fanatics who are harboring dark secrets.

I applaud Karin Slaughter for not tying up all of the loose ends neatly; she leaves some plot lines unresolved, perhaps in preparation for the next installment in the series. Although "Faithless" is not a first-rate mystery, the lead characters are so charismatic that we are willing to stick with them in order to find out how they resolve their problems. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
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  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
Karin Slaughter writes some of the most powerful and heart-stopping Crime Thrillers out there. This one had me in tears near the end. I'm always hooked from the start and intrigued by the different characters. It amazes me how she weaves the story. One minute I'm furious with a character and the next minute I'm pulling for their happiness! Not many authors can change my mind when I've decided a character is the pits. Slaughter did. She also gives new meaning to the word "villain." These aren't your run of the mill killers...they true psychopaths, complex and twisted and dark. Which is why I need a few weeks between her books. Faithless is one of the best books in her series with lots of twists and turns. I'm still so "stunned" by the last few scenes that all I can say is..."Wow."

As I've said before, these are not for the faint of heart. The violence is brutal and graphic, but not gratuitous. The characters and intricate plot are fabulous, making for an exciting read that will keep the pages turning! ( )
  Becky_McKenna | Mar 10, 2016 |
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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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