How close do you let a killer come?
An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Heartsdale, Georgia—a nightmare that is coming to prey on Sara Linton's loved ones. A small town is being transformed into a killing ground. And the key to a sadistic murderer's motive and identity may be held in the unsteady hands of a campus security guard—a former police detective driven from the force by the hellish memories that will never leave her. Lena Adams survived the unthinkable and has paid a devastating price. Now the survival of future victims may depend upon her . . . when she can barely protect herself.
Reading this book again, that was really great! This book dealt a bit with racism, and a few other "ists" in who was being murdered, plus, the fact of Ethan Green/White's existence, knowing where things are going to go!
This case was personal. Because of the stabbing of Tessa, her losing the baby, and learning that she'd had an abortion when she was in college. And then all the other things that were going on, this book was just a bit hard to read, because it was real, you know!
Oh, Lena! Things just go from bad to worse, with Ethan, and the fact that the evidence kept pointing to one of them or the other. And the fact that he was violent. But that ending! That she said Richard confessed to Chuck's murder-when she had a pocketknife with a broken tip. Man, that was an ending!
It's funny, that most of these books, the endings, they don't end all the way, you know? Blindsighted, Lena has to deal with the fact that she was kidnapped and raped. Kisscut, they don't catch one of the bad guys. This book, Brian Keller stole Sibyl's research, and beat his wife, and not much can be done about it. Oh, and the Lena thing!
Favourite lines: "By the time Jeffrey had signed his contract,, the powers-that-be in Grant would have taken up goat sacrifices if they thought it would solve their youth-gang problem." Well, that's pretty drastic measures! "You sowed enough wild oats before we were married to qualify for farm subsidies." I know that means something, but since I don't know much about farming, I just know that he got around a lot, and earned the nickname Slick!
Man, this was another great book, and I can't wait to read Indelible!
Author: Karin Slaughter
Series: Grant County #3
Read: June 12th, 2015
Reason Why: Rereading! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2015 Book!
Published: May 31st 2003