I can't remember when I read this series or why I didn’t leave my review but I’m glad I remember it so well and can leave one now...
Firstly, trigger warning... it’s incredibly graphic. I loved that about it, but may make others uncomfortable. Like many of Slaughter's other books, ‘Blindsighted’ depicts violence, torture, and rape, mostly directed toward women, so if you can stomach the gore, I definitely recommend this one for all thriller fans.
I've loved everything I've ever read of Karin Slaughter and this was no exception. ‘Blindsighted’ is the first in her Grant County series, it opens with a murder and keeps the action going all the way through. Sara Linton, Grant County's pediatrician/coroner, shines as the female protagonist, trying to help her ex-husband, Jeffrey, Grant County's Chief of Police, solve the crime before anyone else is harmed. As Sara and Jeffrey are thrown together to work on this case that hits close to home, Sara realises her own secrets can't stay buried any longer.
You jump right. Slaughter does a wonderful job of getting you hooked on the lives of these characters very quickly. You want to know why they are all mad at Jeffery when he seems like a good guy. You want to know what Sara is holding back. You instantly realise you are not going to like Lena. There are some bad guys that are obvious and some that it takes you a while to decide on...
I don't like to give away spoilers away, so I won't. What I will say is that you will enjoy getting to know these characters -- even through their sometimes very real and messy lives.
However don't read this book if you are not able to commit to seeing the series through to the end. I have read through to the end. While this is a great book, it is the beginning of the story. And you will miss out on a lot if you are just looking for a quick read that you have no intention of investing time into.
- Hardcover: 311 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow & Co (1 September 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0688174574
- ISBN-13: 978-0688174576
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.7 x 23.5 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 567 g
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews