The fictional town of Heartsdale, Georgia, (in the fictional Grant County) could be any town in America. It could be your hometown. To me, that is one of the attractions of Karin Slaughter’s writing. It is one of the things that brings you fully into the fold of her stories. You can relate.
In Blindsighted, Slaughter’s first in the Grant County series, Dr. Sara Linton is meeting her sister Tessa for lunch when she heads to the restroom to find the twin sister of the town’s only female detective brutally murdered. Sara, a pediatrician by day and the town’s medical examiner by night finds herself smack in the middle of the investigation alongside her ex-husband, Police Chief Jeffery Tolliver.
After Jeffery cheated on Sara and she divorced him, their relationship has been tenuous at best, but finding a second victim on the hood of Sara’s car terrifies Jeffrey into questioning whether the murderer is targeting Sara, whom he still loves.
As the case progresses, Sara and Jeffrey must work together to find the man who tortured, raped and killed these women before another woman is taken. And something in Sara’s past that she has never shared with Jeffrey may hold the key to solving the case.
Having read (and loved) Pretty Girls, I went online to find more information about the intriguing author, Karin Slaughter. Born and raised in Georgia, she pays homage to our great state in all of her novels.
While that got my attention, there were several video interviews that piqued my interest so much that I knew I had to read all of her books. And I have to say that after Pretty Girls, I was worried that I would be disappointed because that novel was so remarkable that any other may pale in comparison.
There is an old saying “You can’t catch lightning in a bottle twice.” Trust me, Slaughter can. Blindsighted, her first published novel, is just as amazing as Pretty Girls, her 18th novel. Awesome. Gruesome. Intense. Blood-letting. Amazing. Easily 5 of 5 stars.
Have you read any of her books? If so, what do you think? Do you have a favorite?
If not, what are you waiting for? 🙂