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Skin Privilege: (Grant County series 6)

Skin Privilege: (Grant County series 6) [Kindle Edition]

Karin Slaughter
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

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"No one does American small-town evil more chillingly ... Slaughter tells a dark story that grips and doesn't let go" (The Times)

"Thoroughly gripping, yet thoroughly gruesome stuff" (Daily Mirror)

"It's beautifully paced, appropriately grisly, and terrifyingly plausible" (Time Out)

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From the double #1 bestseller.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 632 KB
  • Print Length: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital (4 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099553120
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099553120
  • ASIN: B0031RS5WY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,313 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestselling Grant County and Atlanta novels, the novella Martin Misunderstood. She is also the editor of Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Skin Privilege/Beyond Reach 14 Aug 2007
'Skin Privilege' (called 'Beyond Reach' in the U.S.), the sixth book in Karin Slaughter's Grant County series begins when Sara and her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, must travel to rural Reese, where Lena Adams, Jeffrey's often reckless detective, has been injured in an explosion that killed a local woman. Lena's mysterious escape from the hospital plunges her, Sara and Jeffrey into a dangerous web of meth trafficking, white supremacy groups and long-buried family secrets.

Once you get past the slow start this book is a brilliant read that is truly unputdownable. Slaughter expertly shifts back and forth in both time and point of view connecting every loose plot strand in a devastating and unforgettable climax. My only real complaint about this book is the fact that the story all revolves around Lena (again) as she isn't the best character in the series by a long shot and her almost teenager-like attitude and persona is becoming increasingly more annoying with each book. Otherwise this is an excellent read that fans of the series should love and the shocking and unforgettable ending is strong enough to whet your appetite for Slaughters next book, Sleeping Dogs, due in 2008.
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145 of 149 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars US publication of Skin Privileges 26 July 2007
Not very good of Amazon recommending this as a book to buy with Skin Privileges when this is the same book
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHOCKING ! 29 Oct 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
One or two people have put massive spoilers in some of their reviews for this book (under Skin Privilege) so unfortunately I knew what was coming and when it did it was totally shocking. If you have followed the `Grant County' series from book 1 (Blindsighted) through to this possibly final one (I say possibly because I've read somewhere that Karin Slaughter is taking a few years off from `Grant County'), you will have appreciated how as a writer Slaughter has matured and developed her characters. This is especially so in the fifth book (Faithless) in which she incorporates Sara and Jeffrey first meeting into the up to date story and gives the reader great insight into their relationship which puts into perspective some of the feelings and emotions of the previous books, and indeed into Skin Privilege.

Much of this book is about Lena Adams, Jeffrey's former colleague. Some reviewers have said that it's too much about Lena rather than Jeffrey and Sara but Lena has always been a big part of Grant County and, in a way, this book has gone back into Lena's past in the same way Faithless did with Jeffrey and Sara. Lena deserved to have her childhood looked into and have some of the wrongs put right. She's always seemed such an angry and bad tempered character in the previous books and in this one, her upbringing by her uncle Hank comes to the fore and answers some previously unasked questions. For past readers of the Grant County series all this is more important than the crimes which the book is centred around, but for those who are reading this as a stand alone story then the dreadful vicious murders, violence, racism and thrill of the chase gives a great un-put-downable story. I think Slaughter is up there with the best of the crime and thriller writers and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book or any of the Grant County series.

One last thing, if you read this book DO NOT BUY SKIN PRIVILEGE, it is the same book with a different title.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blew me away at the end!!! 12 July 2007
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Like all other Karin fans I implore that IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ANY OF HER BOOKS BEFORE (apart from Tryptych) then do NOT read this.
I read it in one sitting and was up until the early hours. Could not put it down. I followed it with no problems at all, more so than the book that went back to Jeffery's hometown. However, all the things that are good in the other reviews I can echo and a bit more some. I am already itching for the sequel. There must be a fast one. I am already starting to re-read this one and I have never done that before because I missed the clues that gave me the ending that actually made me swear out loud and like Mr. Meldrew I kep thinking "No. I cannot believe it!! No way"
but despite re-reading the final page several times it was as it said. What a corker of a book. If you have read the other books set in Heartsdale with Sara, Jeffery and Lena then you MUST read this. Brilliant. Gruesome. Page turning. Sad. Funny. Suspense. All there. Brilliant work Karin!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Duplication 18 Jan 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Yes, this is a good Karin Slaughter book but it is not a new one. It is just a different title. It is also known as 'Skin Privelege'. So don't be fooled into buying it. I am told that Genesis is also sold under a different title as well, so be careful.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the best !! 5 Aug 2007
I have read every one of these books and they are fantastic - possibly with the exception of the Lena side of things - she's just annoying.
Anyway, this book was no exception. Fantastically written.
The plot was excellent but I found the connections between all the people a bit hard to follow - closer to the end it was explained better.

If you have read the other books I would advise you to definitely read this one, even if it's just for the ending !! it's completely crucial to the series now.
I know the ending may seem a little crazy and I wasn't happy about it either but just think of the possibilities !! I can't wait to see where Karin Slaughter is heading with this, she's taken a chance that not many other writers would take and I think it's brilliant, it's brave !

If you haven't read the other books don't start with this one !! Read them in order.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
Having read everything else Karin Slaughter has written I knew I was in for a gripping read, and skin privilege does not disappoint. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Vics
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Yet another great read from Karin.
Published 23 days ago by Jennifer Balls
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Another Karin slaughter book that I couldn't put down. I can't wait to read the next book in the Grant county series. Highly recommend skin privilege!!
Published 1 month ago by Miss L Gloag
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant read!
Published 1 month ago by Sue
5.0 out of 5 stars Skin privaleges
I always expect a gripping thriller from Karen Slaughter and once again I was not disappointed A real page turner
Published 2 months ago by susan shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
another great read from karin slaughter gripping right until the very end could not put this book down. can't wait for the next series
Published 3 months ago by Danielle Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I've loved all the grant county novels, however this one was full of surprises and shocks. I was unable to put it down!
Published 5 months ago by lynz09
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Can never put her books down. Karin slaughter writes like no other, I'm captivated the moment I open her book. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Rhonda Mawdesley
5.0 out of 5 stars soooooo good
love her books you pick them up and cant put them down .i was so engrossed it stopped me picking at food
Published 5 months ago by christine knight
4.0 out of 5 stars Haven't started the book yet but excellent service!
Book was delivered within 3 days and the packaging was very good. Not over the top and nothing wasted. Address label easy to peel off for security. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Miss K Hanlon
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