Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. A commercial signmaker by trade, Slaughter recently sold her business to concentrate on her writing career. She currently resides in Atlanta where she is working on her next novel, Indelible.
The second Grant County novel, from the No. 1 Bestseller.
International bestseller Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing since she was a child. She is the author of fourteen books that have sold over 30 million copies worldwide in 32 languages. She lives in Atlanta. To find out more about Karin Slaughter visit her website at www.karinslaughter. com or catch up with her on www.facebook.com/AuthorKarinSlaughter
Blindsided was a runner-up for several major awards given for first crime novel, so you'd be blind not to get this follow-up, which involves the death of a child. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Aptly named novelist Slaughter (Blindsighted) brings back her horribly scarred cast of Grant County, Ga., cops and coroners for more murder, mayhem and horrific sexual violence. Pathologist Sara Linton, who has been dating her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, is witness to Tolliver's fatal shooting of a teenage girl when the girl threatens to shoot a 16-year-old boy in a standoff outside the local skating rink. A search of the rink turns up a dismembered fetus in a toilet; Sara's postmortem reveals the girl had a long history of abuse most gruesomely, her vagina is sewn shut. Working the case alongside Jeffrey is Det. Lena Adams, herself the victim of a recent abduction and rape, who is also trying, with difficulty, to come to terms with the death of her gay sister. Questioning Mark, the boy who was almost shot, Lena gradually uncovers a true horror show of pedophilia, incest and kiddie porn, an inverted world where parents rape their children before peddling them to strangers for money and blackmail. Slaughter adheres to the traditional mystery format, but turns up the shock factor tenfold, demonstrating that the deepest depravity can be business as usual in small towns as well as big cities. The undertone of violence is pervasive, even at quiet moments ("Lena was able to pull her hand away, but not before she felt Grace's thumb brush across the scar.... The touch was tender, almost sexual, and Lena could see the charge Grace got out of it"), amplifying Slaughter's equation of intimacy with menace and placing her squarely in the ranks of Cornwell and Reichs. (Sept.) Forecast: Slaughter's much-praised first novel, Blindsighted, put her on the thriller map. Kisscut, a featured alternate selection of the Literary Guild, Doubleday Book Club, Mystery Guild and BOMC, could make her a bestseller. 10-city author tour. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
"A great read ... crime fiction at its finest" -- Michael Connelly "A complex and confident thriller in which character goes deep" * Daily Mirror * "With Blindsighted, Karin Slaughter left a great many thriller writers looking anxiously over their shoulders. With Kisscut, she leaves most of them behind" -- John Connolly "Slaughter's plotting is relentless, piling on surprises and twists ... [Kisscut] should come with a psychological health warning" * Guardian * "Fast-paced and unsettling ... A compelling and fluid read" * Daily Telegraph *