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Blindsighted: A Novel (original 2001; edition 2001)

by Karin Slaughter

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Title:Blindsighted: A Novel
Authors:Karin Slaughter
Info:William Morrow (2001), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 320 pages
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Rating:****1/2
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Natalie Ross
  jmail | Mar 21, 2016 |
Blindsighted begins in a small Georgia town when a college professor is found murdered.

WOW! The level of violence and depravity of the villain filled me with anger and disgust, yet the writing drew me in…deeper and deeper.

I love Sara, but her character is predictable, whereas Lena captivated me with her independence, strength and inability to let her defenses down and let people close. Sara is a pediatrician and and coroner. I love the “Bones” aspect, there is room for more than one.

The flawed, realistic characters are ones I want to meet…again and again.

The mystery and suspense builds, making it hard to put the book down…

Blindsighted is the first book of her new The Grant County Thriller Series. I look forward to reading many more.

To see more visit http://www.fundinmental.com ( )
  sherry69 | Mar 16, 2016 |
Didn't finish, really terrible book. ( )
  TeeMc | Mar 11, 2016 |
Women in Grant County are being brutally raped and murdered. Jeffrey Tolliver Chief of Police in Grant County is trying to figure out who is doing this. While Sara Linton (Ex Wife of Jeffrey) also County Coroner is trying to help. Nicely written with twists and turns. ( )
  MonicaLynn | Feb 4, 2016 |
Disappointing. I thought Sara was an idiot - lacking judgment and intelligence. I didn't think the forensics were very accurate, and I guessed the killer fairly early on. In fairness, though, I was a little freaked out to find a character named "Tessa" in a thriller/mystery featuring a serial psycho and that may have colored my opinion. ( )
  BookConcierge | Feb 3, 2016 |
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Ádám, BertaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For my daddy,
who taught me to love the South,
and for Billie Bennett,
who encouraged me to write about it
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Sara Linton leaned back in her chair, mumbling a soft "Yes, Mama" into the telephone.
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NOTE #1: Please do not separate those copies of "Blindsided" with ISBN 0099421771, even if it appears the ISBN is associated with 2-in-1 editions of Blindsided & Kisscut. ISBN 0099421771 is from a London publishing company. See Amazon.co.uk - their "look inside" edition is of this ISBN; and its copyright page shows the book is of 'Blindsided' only.

NOTE #2: The known english-speaking narrators for the unabridged version of Blindsighted are: Kathleen Early, Gaby Milder, and Clarinda Ross.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0380820889, Mass Market Paperback)

In Blindsighted (book one of an anticipated three featuring Grant County, Georgia, pediatrician and coroner Dr. Sara Linton), first-time novelist Karin Slaughter comes out swinging in true medical examiner fashion. That is to say, covered with blood from the get-go.

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

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Pediatrician and coroner Dr. Sara Linton, her ex-husband and chief of police Jeffrey Tolliver, and detective Lena Adams are on the case when a sadistic rapist and murderer begins targeting women in Grant County.

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