Top critical review
on 5 August 2016
I've been trying earlier books by Karin Slaughter as I really enjoyed "pretty girls" and "cop town". This, I'm sad to say, was awful. It was very poorly researched, felt like she had researched "impact of child abuse"; "self-harm", etc. on something like Wikipedia. I think that is extremely poor for a book about child abuse. The motivation for the abuse was never explored so it just seemed to be about gruesome facts and shocking the reader. The characters were like cardboard cutouts and a total cliché. The story of recovery about one of the main characters, from a previous trauma in Blindsighted, was the only part of the book that had any depth. However I would not recommend ... skip to some of her later books instead.