I rate this book 4.5 out of 5 stars.
(Finished Reading: 15/01/18
My 5th book this year)
Sara is Grant Countys’ paediatrician and coroner. In a quiet town where everybody knows each other and have seen one another age over time, something drastic changes the residents usual routines. Sara is in the local diner when she comes across a horrific scene in the ladies toilet. A woman has been brutally wounded and left to die.
Then another girl goes missing with links to the first woman who has been murdered. Seemingly a religious person has done these terrible deeds and looks to be after their next victim as a new body shows up.
The towns’ only female police officer, Lena, has to deal with each victim as they are all related to the sensitive subject of rape alongside extreme violence. The first victim from the diner happens to be her blind twin sister.
Lena must find the disturbed person(s) behind these attacks and crimes both for her sister and for all the other potential victims to come. With an immensely dark secret of her own, Lena must decide whether she lets her darkest memory resurface to help solve this crime, or if she is going to keep her secret buried in the past until it catches up with her in the future.
A very detailed and descriptive novel of violence, rape, kidnapping with brutal murder scenes. This author is new to me and through this eye opening way of telling her story, I was captivated in a completely different manner. I wanted to get through the book, I needed to know what was going to happen next. On the edge of my seat desperately wanting the killer to be discovered before more victims are violated.
I loved how Sara and Jeffrey’s relationship was complicated and frustrating. I loved how Lena was such a strong minded character.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was the killer and the reason behind the whole story. It would have been good to have a few last moments of Lena’s life as well.
I am very much excited to read more books by Karin Slaughter and would definitely recommend this book to other readers just as I was recommended this book by a fellow crime lover.
Written by Ling Lee (16/01/18).