A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

#102. Blindsighted

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
First in the Grant County Series

Pages: 310
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
Author's website
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:

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.


  1. I've rarely seen an author's name that so fits the genre she writes in! It sounds good. I'll put it on my 'to read' list.

  2. Well...I haven't read either Kathy Reichs or Karin Slaughter, but this really does sound good. I started out reading the Kay Scarpetta books by Patricia Cornwell though. Series started out great, but I got bored after about 5!!

    I will add this to my list of books I must read someday!!

  3. I think you guys are going to love this.

    I haven't read Patricia Cornwell yet, though I do intend to soon. So many of the thriller writers I do read are compared to her, I want to see what she's like.

    I imagine it's hard to keep a serial killer type of series fresh and not let each book have a cookie cutter plot. I think Kathy Reichs does a good job of that. I've only been disappointed once and that was with Cross Bones.