Author: Karin Slaughter
Published: 10th February 2015 (Harper Audio)
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “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.” – Goodreads
Review: I had the wrong guy pegged the whole book. Did not see that person as the baddie. Well done. Having read quite a few crime books now, I get most of the technical jargon. It being explained sometimes can be a little annoying but is necessary for new readers. Especially with this being the first in the series too.
I forgot how jaded and old-fashioned some people think. Like seriously people still have issues with someone being gay or black. I had to remind myself that this book is quite old. Just still sad to see that it still an issue nowadays.
Would have been nice to know why all of a sudden he decided to do what he did. What was the catalyst that set him off? Why after all them years then suddenly start acting out.
How was the narration?
Fine, standard really. Nothing too over the top just right.
Have you read any more of the series? I love Karin Slaughter. I found myself getting really attached to Jeffrey, Sarah and Will in these books.
I started off with the 5th in the series I think. I picked them up cheap at a charity shop and thought I would give her ago. Yeah loving Sarah so far in the series.
I love me some Karin! I read her book last year and am on the third book in the Grant County series, A Faint Cold Fear, which is by far my favorite in this series. But everything Karin writes is my favorite.