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Faithless by Karin Slaughter

Faithless (2005)

by Karin Slaughter

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Series: Grant County (5), Sara Linton (5)

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I love all of Karin Slaughter's books, but this is my least favorite of the Grant County series. However, it is full of character building details that are really important to the series as a whole so I completely understand why. ( )
  Basicbitchreads | Jan 30, 2019 |
3.5 Stars

While the mystery revolving around the discovery of the body of a young girl who was buried alive appears rather straightforward at first, there is more to the case than first meets the eye. The twists and turns along the way keep the reader guessing and the ultimate resolution is, as is to be expected from Karin Slaughter, quite surprising.

The continuing character development is also compelling as Sara and Jeffrey reach a crossroad in their relationship, and Lena must decide what to do about her self-destructive romance with Ethan.

All in all, another compelling installment in the Grant County series.
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  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
Wow! Another good one from Karin slaughter. I love this series. This book had a very unique crime. I loved the way the main characters relationship evolved in this one too! Can't wait to read the next one. ( )
  Thelmajean | Feb 5, 2018 |
Not particularly well written. Some interesting bits. ( )
  keithgordonvernon | Aug 19, 2017 |
Faithless is the fifth book in Slaughter's Grant County series and continues the story of the primary characters, Sara Linton, a pediatrician and county medical examiner, and her ex-husband and current lover, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. This series also features one of the most fascinating characters in suspense, Detective Lena Adams, and her struggles with PTSD, as well as her ongoing abusive relationship with former skinhead, Ethan Green.

Sara and Jeffrey are out for a walk in the woods when they trip over a pipe coming up from under the ground. They dig down into the dirt until they discover the body of young woman, Abby Ward, buried in a box in the woods. Despite the breathing tube and the food and water beside her, she still died. When they go out to inform the family of her death, they discover that Abby was a member of a very religious family that has their own church. They also find out that the family runs a huge farm using ex-cons as workers.

I've been rereading this series in audio throughout the year and I've found it very enjoyable. The issues raised in the course of the investigation force Sara, Jeffery, and Lena to examine themselves as well as the multitude of suspects. There are always plenty of twists and turns and Slaughter's command of suspense is exceptional. The author does an outstanding job of portraying her main characters totally out of their comfort zone and always finds a way to make the plot complex, creative and compelling. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Aug 9, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0440242916, Mass Market Paperback)

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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