First in the Grant County Series
Finished: Oct. 28, 2007
Reason for Reading: I had heard this author compared to Kathy Reichs so I wanted to try the first in her series.
First Published: 2001
Genre: thriller, mystery
Sara Linton leaned back in her chair, mumbling a soft "Yes, Mama" into the telephone.
Comments: Sara Linton, county coroner, finds a woman viciously murdered in the bathroom of the local diner. Only days later, another victim is found similarly slain. Sara and her ex-husband, Jeffrey, the county sheriff, find themselves searching for a sadistic rapist/murderer. Thus begins one of the most horrific, tense thrillers I have read lately. The details of the scenes inside the killer's lair are riveting and not for the faint of heart. I read this book until the wee hours of the morning and upon wakening picked it up again. Not only is the crime itself riveting but the cast of characters are so well-developed. I am eager to meet them again in the next book, Kisscut.