Fourth in the Grant County series
Finished: Jan. 15, 2008
Reason for Reading: next in the series
First Published: 2004
Genre: mystery, thriller
"Well, look what the cat dragged in," Marla Simms bellowed, giving Sara a pointed look over her silver-rimmed bifocals.
Comments: This book is a departure from Slaughter's previous books. There is no gruesome crime scene in this story at all. Instead we delve into the past of the main characters and a fabulous story enfolds. The plot switches between the present where the Grant Country police station has been infiltrated and hostages taken, including Sara and Jeffrey, and the past where crimes of Jeffrey's childhood are brought to the surface when he takes Sara to his hometown just after they first started dating. This was a fabulous read and so different from her other books, yet just as good. Slaughter is definitely among my favourite authors. I can't wait for the next book.