A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer’s twisted work becomes clear.
Sara’s ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation—a trail of terror that grows increasingly macabre when another local woman is found crucified a few days later. But he’s got more than a sadistic serial killer on his hands, for the county’s sole female detective, Lena Adams—the first victim’s sister—want to serve her own justice.
But it is Sara who holds the key to finding the killer. A secret from her past could unmask the brilliantly malevolent psychopath…or mean her death.
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter is one dark ride. It has the who done-it vibe plus, the deadly suspense that hangs onto every page. The characters were quirky and relatable. I found myself quickly interested in what was happening and why. Karin Slaughter created a serial killer that was hard to pin. The danger and similar of cases were building up, and it was only a matter of time. A police chef who loves his ex-wife is intent on helping her. Keeping her safe is all that matters. Their strained relationship gets put to the test when a serial killer is after her. Women like her end up dead. Some never see it coming. Others were tormented beyond belief. Cruel, gruesome, and character driven this novel was entertaining. It has all of the trademarks that make a novel a thriller suspense read. This was my first read by Karin Slaughter. I will be reading more of her books.