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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow (23 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099553058
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099553052
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,110 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Don't read this alone. Don't read this after dark. But do read it" (Daily Mirror)

"This gripping debut novel, filled with unremittingly graphic forensic details, is likely to have Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs glancing nervously in their rearview mirrors because rookie Karin Slaughter is off the starting grid as quickly as Michael Schumacher and is closing on them fast" (Irish Independent)

"Chilling but thrilling" (OK!)

"Slaughter ... brings the story to a shattering climax" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Wildly readable... [Slaughter] has been compared to Thomas Harris and Patricia Cornwell, and for once the hype is justified ... deftly craf ted, damnably suspenseful and, in the end, deadly serious ... Slaughter 's plotting is brilliant, her suspense relentless" (Washington Post)

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The first Grant County novel, from the No. 1 Bestseller.

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I confess to deliberately avoiding Karin Slaughter and made the mistake of assuming she was another Patricia Cornwell/Kathy Reichs. How wrong I was!!!

This is a great debut novel with a much harder/gruesome edge to it than I was expecting. The writing style is very lucid and I found the characters intriguing. The perpetrator was also not obvious although subtle clues were there all along.

It is a good storyline with an element of realism about it, given the very gory descriptions, which draw you in.

I would certainly recommend this book.

The good thing about it is there are quite a few other Slaughter books that I can now buy with confidence!!!!!!!!
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By O E J TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 July 2006
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Blindsighted is the first of five novels (so far) set in Grant County, Georgia and involving paediatrician and medical examiner Sara Linton, ex-husband and local police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, and his rookie assistant Detective Lena Adams. In this highly promising debut from Karin Slaughter, we are presented with a vicious and sickly murder of a young blind woman and its resulting investigation, followed up with further homicides, which together take us into the minds if not souls of the leading characters and in so doing often delve deeply into their very troubled pasts.

Having only read one Slaughter novel before this one (Faithless, the fifth in the series) and liking it, I was looking forward to finding out how this series started out, particularly given that most reviewers suggest that this debut is the best of the five. In the end I would say that it is probably marginally better than Faithless but to be honest it's really a case of 'more of the same'. Again I found the most interesting character to be Lena Adams because of the three she clearly has the most coiled-up energy and for me the most interesting secrets. Sara Linton, it emerges, has plenty to hide herself, in a kind of past life, but she has contained it rather better and her personality comes over as being slightly bland. Amid the highly-detailed descriptions of the gore and post-mortems, there is comprehensive character examination which probably provides the strongest backbone to this tale, with all of the skeletons in each of their emotional wardrobes described and developed with sensitivity and realism.

I don't think it really breaks any new ground in particular, at least not in the dramatic sense, but for anyone who likes murder mysteries with blood spattered across most of the pages, and an authentic degree of characterisation analysis, then this tale is unlikely to disappoint.
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Its hard to write a review on this book that does it justice.
I made the mistake of reading Kisscut first and so I knew the basics of what had happened in this book. I have to say, however, that it didn't really spoil it that much.
If your into crime thrillers or are just exploring the genre then this is a great book to start with providing your not to squeamish.
For a first novel this firmly puts Karin Slaughter on the map. She builds her characters well and you take this with you to Kisscut. YOu find yourself entrapped in this novel that though gruesome and scary you just have to read on.
Sara Linton is a great character. I have read some reviews about the inaccuracy of the postmortems but come on what average reader is that worried about that as long as they are close enough and make you understand. We don't want to be blinded by scientific terminology.
My recommendation is read this book. You will read it quickly and it will leave you wanting more....I've just pre ordered her new one....what does that tell you?
Enjoy
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By A. Rose TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 Oct. 2006
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I'd read of good reviews of this new crime/thriller writer and thought I'd give her first book a go and I wasn't disappointed. An excellent debut book and I'm sure the following books will be just as good if not better. The story was murderously gripping from the start and the puzzle of the murder made you want to quickly continue through the book. It was very graphic in the description of the murders and the following autopsies which makes excellent reading - loads of blood and gore! The only down side that irritated me slightly was that nearly all the characters seemed to be very bad tempered, angry people that flared up for little or no apparent reason.
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By A Customer on 17 Feb. 2003
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What a great book.
I have just got back from a weeks holiday where i read 'Blindsighted' and 'Kisscut' straight after each other.
'Blindsighted' is a fantastically written thriller, although, as already stated by a previous reader, can be a bit too graphic at times. It plots the story of Sara Linton (peadiatrician and medical examiner) and her ex husband Jeffrey Tolliver (chief of police) as they try to unravel the mysteries surrounding two horrific deaths.
Unlike other reviewers, i did not figure out who had done it until it was unraveled in the book. I thought it was kept well hidden and i hadn't guessed.
Karen Slaughter is proving with this novel that she is hot on the heels of the likes of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs, although i don't think they need to worry just yet!
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I don't understand the hype, this book is stunningly ordinary. It is competently written, but nothing special. Add to this the completely gratuitous violence towards women. There is nothing wrong with strong descriptions of blood and gore when its necessary to drive the plot, but in this book it serves no purpose. It is not used to develop a perspective on the killer, no aspect of the detail is used to track the killer. This fault illustrates other annoying failings in the book. The killers method points to a person with a strong knowledge of a subject and only one character in the book has that knowledge, (I'm trying to avoid a spoiler here) yet despite it being public he is never considered a suspect. In fact the solution to the crime and the timing of the important intervention is based on a coincidence. In better constructed novels (eg anything by Michael Connelly) the detective solves the murder by assembling facts ans deducing connections. In this he thrashes around and then gets lucky. What a waste of reading time.
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