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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

8. Indelible

Indelible by Karin Slaughter
Fourth in the Grant County series

Pages: 360
Finished: Jan. 15, 2008
Reason for Reading: next in the series
First Published: 2004
Genre: mystery, thriller
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

"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.


  1. I've never read this author - it sounds like an interesting series!

  2. Yes, it is, very interesting! I started reading her because she had been likened to Kathy Reichs, who I love and have read all her books. But now I have to say that I like Slaughter better than Reichs!

  3. I'll have to add her to my list - thanks!

  4. I have been meaning to try out this author. I've heard so many people criticize her most recent book that it kind of made me more interested in reading her series. Isn't that odd?

  5. literary feline, Now you have me interested in reading her latest book! I'm going to read her stand alones as soon as I'm finished the series.

  6. I read this because a friend of mine in Germany read the German translation and told me I needed to read it because the locations where all near my hometown, and are all places familiar to me (Sylacauga and Auburn - where Jeffrey and the others went to school - especially). I did enjoy the book and couldn't predict where it was going, which was another bonus.

    Great review!