Blindsighted (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Karin Slaughter

William Morrow, 9780688174576, 320pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2001

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Digital Audiobook (7/26/2004)
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Mass Market (10/1/2002)
Mass Market (5/31/2011)
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Description

The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it's only when Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality becomes clear.

Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver -- Sara's exhusband -- is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found crucified only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't just a personal attack. What he's dealing with is a sadistic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County.

Jeffrey isn't alone in his search. Lena Adams, the county's sole female detective, wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer-unless he finds her first.



About the Author

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta. Her novels Pieces of Her, The Good Daughter, and Cop Town are in development for film and television.



Praise For Blindsighted: A Novel

“An unflinching suspense thriller . . . Blindsighted is a promising debut, and Karin Slaughter is a novelist to watch.”
— George P. Pelecanos, author of Right as Rain

“A debut of rare quality that grips like a vise from the first page.”
— Val McDermid, author of Place of Execution

“Excellent . . . and a plot with enough twists and shocks to keep you turning the pages.”
— Peter Robinson, author of In a Dry Season

“Shockingly good . . . beautifully and believably rendered. Slaughter may very well be the next Thomas Harris.”
— Laura Lippman, author of The Sugar House

“This is storytelling at its finest, written in perfect pitch. A scary, sure-fire winner.”
— John Westermann, author of Exit Wounds

“Pitch perfect. Karin Slaughter is a new force to be reckoned with.”
— Steve Hamilton, author of A Cold Day in Paradise

“Blindsighted is everything a book should be, and Karin Slaughter is a significant new voice in American crime fiction.”
— Jane Haddam, author of True Believers

“Karin Slaughter’s debut is taut, mean, nasty and bloody well written.”
— Stella Duffy, author of Beneath the Blonde

“Blindsighted is an extraordinary debut. Slaughter has created a ferociously taut and terrifying story.”
— Denise Mina, author of Garnethill and Exile

“What a terrifying book! Disturbing, original, haunting.”
— Ellen Conford

“Gruesome forensics, inventive plotting, strong/imperiled heroine . . . Perfect escapist fare.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“A very promising debut by a very talented writer. I recommend it highly.”
— Deadly Pleasures magazine

“Engaging...marks the debut of a promising young author.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Scary, shocking and perfectly suspenseful… Will propel the Georgia native right onto the ‘must read’ list for suspense fans.”
— BookPage

“An accomplished first novel...[with] a riveting plot.”
— Booklist

“An extremely mature first novel, with well-developed characters and a finely tuned plot.”
— Library Journal