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.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

#117. Kisscut

Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
Second of the Grant County books

Pages: 422
Finished: Nov. 19, 2007
Reason for Reading: next in the series.
First Published: 2002
Genre: forensic thriller
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:

"Dancing Queen," Sara Linton mumbled with the music as she made her way around the skating rink.

Comments: This is a chilling thriller that follows a case of self-mutilation, child abuse and child pornography. The book is riveting, it was one that I could not put down but was also an incredibly dark and gloomy read. I was hooked from the first page. This book is definitely a sequel to Blindisghted and I wouldn't recommend this without having read the first. The characters are very well developed with their stories from the first book being continued in this one. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in this series.


  1. Note to self: I MUST read a book by Karin Slaughter. Sounds fantastic!!

  2. Not me! Sounds horribly depressing. I hate to think that there are people out there preying on children.

  3. stephanie, she is fantastic! I can't believe I've waited this long to read her.

    carrie, this book is definately not for everyone. It's a hard subject to read about.

  4. I luv this Grant County series, too - can't wait to get my hands on "Beyond Reach".

    Hope you enjoy the rest of the series, too!

  5. Mo, I'm definately hooked! I ran over to the library and got the next one already!