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.

6 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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  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?

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  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.

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  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!

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