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by Karin Slaughter

  • ISBN: 0380820889
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Karin Slaughter
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (October 1, 2002)
  • ePub book: 1568 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
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Blindsighted" by Karin Slaughter, is the first book in the Grant County Series. If you love reading gritty suspense thrillers, you really must give Karin Slaughter a try. Karin Slaughter books are not for the faint of heart. Being a avid reader of mystery/suspense thrillers, this is the most graphic book I have read in this category. The Forensics, the police work, etc are all exceptionally well done, and her characters are involving. A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college "Blindsighted" by Karin Slaughter, is the first book in the Grant County Series

blindsighted by karin slaughter. oh wow, slaughter is just an utterly powerful author. masquerading as a writer of popular fiction, slaughter writes XXXXing dark, heavy stuff.

blindsighted by karin slaughter. i'm so excited that this novel is the first in a series, about the characters living in a small town in georgia, as i'll get to spend more time with them. I was able to identify the killer from very early on in the book, but that didn't stop me from wanting to know WHY. Like many of Slaughter's other books, Blindsighted is graphic and depicts violence, torture, and rape, mostly directed toward women, so if that's not your thing, this isn't the book for you!

Do you know how much those things cost?"It had gone downhill from there.

Karin Slaughter is an American crime writer. She is also the 2015 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger winner for novel Cop Town

Author: Karin Slaughter. 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.

Author: Karin Slaughter.

Karin Slaughter Blindsighted The first book in the Grant County series For my daddy, who taught me to love the South, and for Billie Bennett, who encouraged me to write about it Monday Chapter One SARA Linton leaned back in her chair, mumbling a soft "Yes, Mama" into the telephone. She wondered briefly if there would ever come a point in time when she would be too old to be taken over her mother's knee. Yes, Mama," Sara repeated, tapping her pen on the desk. For my daddy, who taught me to love the South, and for Billie Bennett, who encouraged me to write about it. Monday.

The series begins with Slaughter’s first book, Blindsighted, which involves the experiences of part-time coroner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, Heartsdale Chief of Police Jeffery Tolliver.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. The series begins with Slaughter’s first book, Blindsighted, which involves the experiences of part-time coroner Sara Linton and her ex-husband, Heartsdale Chief of Police Jeffery Tolliver. The book was a huge success, selling well and winning a place on the Crime Writer’s Association’s short list for the ‘Best Thriller Debut of 2001’. The book’s action begins when a young professor is found dead and gruesomely mutilated. The horror grows as more women are murdered.

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

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Stan Stan
Well, as I was about to pick up Blindsighted and having heard good things about Karin Slaughter (yes, this is the first book I have read of hers) I felt like there should be a sign saying: Welcome to Heartsdale, a small town in Georgia where many murders are about to commence!

Blindsighted revolves around three main characters.

First, there is Sara Linton, a pediatrician who also works as the town's coroner. Sara moved back to her hometown after finishing her residency in Atlanta. She's well respected and liked. She was married to the chief of Police, Jeffrey Tolliver until he cheated. She still cares for him but she tries to keep her distance.

Jeffrey knows he made a huge mistake when he hurt Sara and lost her at the same time. He has been trying to make amends without really gaining any ground. As the police chief, he's good at his job and he wants his town to be a safe place to live in.

Lena Adams is the only female cop in town. She's a smart woman. She also carries a lot of anger. She lost her parents when she was too young and she and her sister went to live with her uncle, Hank, who was a drug addict and alcoholic. Now as an adult, she doesn't have a good relationship with Hank but when her twin sister is found murdered in a dinner, her sole purpose in life is to find the man capable of such violence towards her twin.

Sara is the first one to find the victim. Because of her job, she will need to interact with Jeffrey. Lena is determined to find the murderer and get some justice even if she has to break protocol and defy her chief.

Blindsighted had a great cast. I like Sara. She was smart, resourceful and independent. I wasn't sure about Lena. She was too angry and defiant but by the end, I was hurting for her. Jeffrey, I'm not sure yet. He was good as a cop but he had no good excuse for cheating (just in case, there is NO excuse). I do feel like he loves Sara and I'm willing to wait and see where their relationship goes from here.

In regards to the unsub. He was EVIL. What he did to the women he kidnapped was unspeakable. I felt sick just reading those scenes. I don't know where Karin got her ideas but they were revolting.

Overall, I can say I enjoyed it and it grabbed my attention from beginning to end. Knowing this, I'm ready to continue with the rest of the books in this series. I already purchased Kisscut.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs
Tall Tall
blindsighted by karin slaughter. oh wow, slaughter is just an utterly powerful author. masquerading as a writer of popular fiction, slaughter writes XXXXing dark, heavy stuff. i'm so excited that this novel is the first in a series, about the characters living in a small town in georgia, as i'll get to spend more time with them. of course, as is always the case, intense darkness percolates beneath the seemingly idyllic rockwellian surface. slaughter writes hard southern gothic, putting her characters through, literally, unbelievable torment and trials, while also making their perseverance and intelligence shine. as difficult as it can be to read much of what happens in blindsighted, much of what's inflicted, her characters behave in hearteningly intelligent and resilient ways. i've only read two of her novels, but the way relationships--particularly between women--define her stories is completely, jaw-droppingly delightful.
Moonshaper Moonshaper
BLINDSIGHTED [GRANT COUNTY BOOK #1] By KARIN SLAUGHTER

MY REVIEW FIVE STARS*****

I was a fan of Karin Slaughter's novels over a decade ago, but became reacquainted with her works rather recently in a somewhat unusual fashion. To be brief, I spotted CRIMINAL (her 6th installment of the WILL TRENT BOOKS) on a list [SERIAL KILLER THRILLERS: TEN OF THE BEST]. courtesy of CrimeFictionLover.Com. Instead of taking a direct route and buying a copy of CRIMINAL, I opted to read all of Slaughter's WILL TRENT BOOKS in chronological order, to include my "target" (CRIMINAL), and three of the novels that followed in the series. I stopped only after reading UNSEEN BOOK 7 (2013). I am "coming back" for A KEPT WOMAN (Book 8 of the WILL TRENT SERIES).

It occurred to me that I had cheated myself by not REALLY going back to the beginning, that is, to before Karin Slaughter was a household name. Her debut novel BLINDSIGHTED awaited me, the book that first introduced pediatrician and coroner Dr. Sara Linton (and the small town setting of Grant County, Georgia).

I finished reading BLINDSIGHTED early last month, but I'm just getting around to leaving a review. It was dubbed an "ME thriller" pretty much out of the gate per some reviews I glanced at or even "Thomas Harris Meets Patricia Cornwell". It was my impression that the editorial reviews were in some cases lackluster or even on the negative side due to the critics having set an extraordinarily high bar given the pre-release praise. This was circa 2001 and I was reading Cornwell during the '90's and gobbling up every new release of this amazing author's work. Thomas Harris was deemed an incomparable author with perhaps the most original villain in crime fiction history with the likes of Dr. Hannibal Lector. I was proudly displaying hardcover editions of The Red Dragon and SOL at this time, and Cornwell's ME novels was a high bar to be sure.

But I digress---the thing is---I just wasn't expecting to be exactly "blown away" by the first Slaughter novel BLINDSIGHTED (2001). Some reviewers were declaring that Sara Linton "is no Kay Scarpetta" and that Slaughter's villain was no more than "a mere shadow of the complex, chilling Hannibal.." The truth is that had I read BLINDSIGHTED in 2001 I might not have found it to be a serial killer thriller with such a smart, intuitive, likeable female protagonist, nail-biting suspense, and with such an intriguing sociopathic sexual predator. Looking at this novel nearly two decades down the pages of times, I am THRILLED that Sara is no Kay Scarpetta, and while I love Hannibal Lector, it is Karin Slaughter who has risen to the challenge of continuing to thrill us with her GRANT COUNTY BOOK series and her intersecting series of BOOKS featuring the indomitable Will Trent with all of the ancillary characters in his universe. She is the author who sets the newest gold standard for excellence. She did not stop writing after half a dozen novels, or continue to write but with diminishing returns. We refer to "Early Cornwell", "Early Patterson". "Early Koontz".. and at least in my case "Early Stephen King" for a reason.

I loved so many aspects of BLINDSIGHTED, but I'll try to describe just a few. It was MY first introduction to the world of Lena Adams, a young woman hand-picked from the academy by Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver, largely because of her relentless desire to serve as well as succeed as a cop, later a detective. Lena wears a proverbial "chip on (her) shoulder" with the same "in your face" fierceness as she wears her badge and gun. The reader learns that Lena's background is one of poverty and painful personal loss that leaves her emotionally guarded and hobbled by serious intimacy issues. She distances herself from everyone in her orbit with the sole exception of her twin sister Sibyl. It is thus a devastating emotional blow to her entire being when Sybil is violated and viciously murdered in the opening pages of the novel. She pushes potential allies away, including her only remaining blood relative (Hank, the uncle who raised her and Sibyl), her boss Jeffrey, and naturally any psychological counseling. Lena's rage is barely contained, and her own self-worth is directly tied to her Detective Shield. It is Lena's story that captivates me the most in the novel.

It is within the context of interchanges between Jeffrey and Lena that the reader learns more about Lena's belief system. Her perception of the targets of sexual predators, the victims of rape is simply shocking --- she places the blame on the female, i.e., that it is only the weak, stupid, or unprepared that are victimized. It is such misogynistic garbage being uttered from the lips of a young woman it made me want to gasp. But then we are given more reasons to dislike Lena than to sympathize with her. Her Uncle Hank (who raised the twin girls) comes to town following Sibyl's murder. He is a recovered drug addict/alcoholic who bears the scars of needle tracks on his arms while the scars inside his psyche will never heal, only be rendered more bearable by the service he can provide to Lena in particular and humanity in general. Lena is hostile and even aggressive toward him, outwardly demonstrating her hatred, shame, and disdain for this man who made horrible mistakes yet paid his dues. Perhaps even more inflammatory and harder to take is Lena's actions toward her murdered sister's lover and life partner. She approached her own sister's lesbianism with anger, denial, and shame when she was alive. Ruefully not much changes when Sybil is gone and lost to Lena, her partner who loved her, and the gay community who welcomed them both with friendship. Lena confronts Nan with anger, a lack of empathy and compassion that is staggering. She is cold, distant, and unsympathetic---her "go-to" emotional coping strategies. We get to know the young Lena as a unforgiving, misogynistic, and homophobic bitch. It becomes easy to grasp why that the mature Dr. Linton had little time for the impulsive, perpetually angry hellcat that was Lena Adams.

Before I forget, Slaughter used her "single-word title" here, and I always enjoy trying to decipher her intent and the undercurrent of her choices. In this case it meshes with the author's intriguing use of BELLADONNA as the drug of choice that our villainous lust killer uses to facilitate his horrendous crimes against his female victims. In fact, the word "blindsighted" strictly speaking refers to the ability of a person without sight to nevertheless be able to sense objects within the environment. BELLADONNA is a drug which creates a perception problem in an otherwise sighted person. The victim may discern properties that are associated with an object but their perception is distorted to the extent that they can't identify the object. This side effect and other properties of belladonna make it an incredibly interesting choice, more mind-bending than LSD. But for the purpose of the novel, at first blush I felt that it translated to point out that our protagonists viewed everything in front of them in full Technicolor, and yet could not tell what they were really seeing. Specifically, they could not put the pieces together.

I am not especially concerned about spoiler alerts, but "just in case" there is an "old" Slaughter fan out there like me that is just now getting around to reading BLINDSIGHTED, I'll just say that Lena lives to rue her earlier assessments of a lot of things, including what it means to be a victim, and how she perceives some of the people in her orbit. The back story of Sara's time in Atlanta and what prompted her to return to GRANT COUNTY, the interplay between Sara and Jeffrey (set two years following their divorce), and the race against time to intercept and stop the trajectory of a remorseless sadistic sexual predator from killing again...this is intense, mesmerizing, and absolutely riveting stuff. I REALLY enjoyed this book and look forward to reading all of the books included in the entire GRANT COUNTY series.
Malara Malara
In my opinion, Karin Slaughter can do no wrong! I've loved everything I've ever read of hers, and this was no exception. Blindsighted is the first in her Grant County series, and features doctor and coroner Sara, and her ex-husband/chief of police Jeffrey. When Sara and Jeffrey are thrown together to work on a case that hits close to home, Sara realizes her own secrets can't stay buried any longer.

I loved this one from the very beginning, and I was immediately hooked! I was able to identify the killer from very early on in the book, but that didn't stop me from wanting to know WHY. Like many of Slaughter's other books, Blindsighted is graphic and depicts violence, torture, and rape, mostly directed toward women, so if that's not your thing, this isn't the book for you! If you can stomach the gore, I definitely recommend this one for all thriller fans!