Blindsighted (Grant County Mysteries #1) (Mass Market)

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The killer strikes in plain sight . . . but you'll never see it coming.

The mutilation murder of a young college professor paralyzes a tiny Georgian community. This hideous crime is the worst thing small-town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton has ever seen—but only when the autopsy is complete is the intricate, terrible genius of a profoundly twisted psychopath truly revealed. As Sara's ex-husband—Heartsdale police chief Jeffrey Tolliver—pursues an elusive fiend, Lena Adams—the victim's sister and the county's only female detective—swears she'll have her personal vengeance. But their worst fears are realized by the macabre crucifixion of a second local woman: there is a serial slayer in their midst, one whose identity is hidden somewhere in Sara Linton's secret past. And this killer has no intention of stopping . . . and will not be stopped.

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 eighteen 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.

Praise For…


“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


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062021878
ISBN-10: 0062021877
Publisher: Harper
Publication Date: May 31st, 2011
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Grant County Mysteries