The blurb: The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, paediatrician and medical examiner, finds Sibyl Adams 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 post-mortem that the full extent of the killer’s brutality becomes 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, both Jeffrey and Sara have to face the fact that Sibyl’s murder wasn’t a one-off attack. What they’re dealing with is a seasoned sexual predator. A violent serial killer…
My review: Not for the faint of heart! Having previously read a Karin Slaughter – Broken – and really enjoyed it I thought it time to go bak to the beginning of this Georgia County Police Drama. Boy what a beginning it was too! If you don’t like gore this isn’t the book for you – it’s not gratuitous – it’s just very disturbed.
Slaughter’s characters have a believability which is enjoyable to read, they interact with each other with all the personal, intricate relationship histories of a small town that could be located anywhere in the world. Grant County feels as much a part of this novel as the characters themselves.
The forensics and procedures in this novel are equally gripping, if you love crime dramas you’ll love this book. It was very satisfying to follow the path towards the end and the suspense…! Well you won’t be able to put it down!
8 out of 10 stars! ********
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