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.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

20. Faithless

Faithless by Karin Slaughter
Fifth in the Grant County series

Pages: 392
Finished: Jan. 29, 2008
First Published: 2005
Genre: forensics mystery
Reason for Reading: next in the series. series challenge
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:

Rain had saturated the forest floor, soaking twigs and fallen limbs so that they bent without snapping.

Comments: Jeffrey and Sara find themselves on the case of a young woman who was buried alive, yet died an even more excruciating death. Karin Slaughter delivers again. This fifth book in the series is possibly my favourite one so far. An incredible page turner, not as gruesome as some of the other titles but equally as riveting. The side story of Lena Adams finally comes to a head and it looks like the next book may have her moving in a new direction. A terrific read. Highly recommended.

Sadly, I am nearing the end of Slaughters backlist. There is one more book in this series plus a stand alone left for me to read. She also has a new stand alone due out this year. I've decided to read the standalone, Triptych, next since it was published next and prolong the last Grant County book just a bit longer.


  1. I have a lot of good reads ahead of me; I've only read the first one in this series. :)

  2. For some reason I haven't managed to read a novel by Karin Slaughter yet. I have the first in her series around here somewhere to try. I've heard great things about her books.

  3. I'm at the same point you are in the series - last one I read was Faithless. I'll probably do the same as you and read Triptych next since it was next published.

  4. Joy, Literary Feline - You guys are going to love this series.

    suzi - It will be interesting to see what her non-Grant County books are like.

  5. I haven't read anything by Slaughter but it looks like I will have to remedy that someday. Thanks for your review.