When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder.
All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case. The chief suspect is desperate to see her, but when she arrives at the local police station she is met with a horrifying sight - he lies dead in his cell, the words 'Not me' scrawled across the walls. Something about his confession doesn't add up and deeply suspicious of the detective in charge, Lena Adams, Sara immediately calls the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Shortly afterwards, Special Agent Will Trent is brought in from his vacation to investigate. But he is immediately confronted with a wall of silence. Grant County is a close-knit community with loyalties and ties that run deep. And the only person who can tell the truth about what really happened is dead.
©2010 Karin Slaughter (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"[Slaughter] overlays the standard police procedural with a burning sense of social justice." (Booklist)
I read so I can write
As usual this was a well written mystery/thriller...until the final chapter and epilog. I almost felt like someone else had tacked these words on after the mystery was solved because it didn't end the book. The conversation with Frank is flawed. Not to give away the story, he talks about things happening that don't match up.
Then the epilog tries to end another thread of the story and also fails because it falls short in the reality department.
I am disappointed because this isn't how Ms. Slaughter's other books are finished, and I suspect that some of this was done as a lead in to the final book in the series. I'll only know that when I finish the final book.
Again I found the narrator not the best for this book or this type of book.
This story is full of exaggerated and offensive stereotypes , silly and ridiculous plot lines, and horrific dialogue. I can't believe I listened to the end, but I did because I kept thinking nothing could be this bad. I was wrong.
Never have written that book. Understood that not everyone poor is an idiot, that not everyone middle aged is prejudice and that writing a good story takes a creative thought.
The poor person reading this book was not paid enough.
Are you kidding.
I have said more worthwhile comments in these short sentences than written in the entire book.
Not one of the greatest books I have listened too. I had a hard time trying to keep all of the characters straight. It wasn't blended well. I almost felt that this was a second book in a series or something because it felt like the characters should have more history with each other but you didn't really know how they were all connected.
In a nutshell, not great unless you are into angry characters and confusing story line.
I read the reviews here, and this sounded like a pretty good story. But be warned, this is a chick book. It drips with estrogen. Listen to the preview and you will know what the first half of the book is like. All of the characters whine so much about how unfair their lives are, feel so sorry for themselves, and linger so much on what people think of them. It was a relief to me when the young woman was murdered, because it stopped her whining. I have enjoyed other books by female authors and that has never been a consideration before, but after this book I will be cautious, and will want to see some male reviews.
I love all these books was sooooo upset when Jeffrey died, was afraid the series would stop, can not wait to see what will happen in Sarah's life next
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