Blindsighted (Grant County, Book 1) by Karin Slaughter

By Karin Slaughter

A small Georgia city erupts in panic while a tender collage professor is located brutally mutilated within the neighborhood diner. yet it's in basic terms while city pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the post-mortem that the entire volume of the killer's twisted paintings turns into clear.

Sara's ex-husband, police leader Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the research -- a path of terror that grows more and more macabre whilst one other neighborhood girl is located crucified a number of days later. yet he's received greater than a sadistic serial killer on his palms, for the county's sole lady detective, Lena Adams -- the 1st victim's sister -- are looking to serve her personal justice.

But it really is Sara who holds the major to discovering the killer. A mystery from her previous may unmask the brilliantly malevolent psychopath .. or suggest her loss of life.

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The alley was narrow and gave of the cool of the surrounding stones; the ground below us was wet and foul odors drifted up from the puddles of putrid water and the moldering garbage that littered the ground. We discovered a wooden crate set against the wall almost for our convenience, and I could scarce believe that in this part of town an item that might fetch at least a few pence would not be salvaged and sold within minutes of its abandonment. Indeed, I should not have believed it, but more concerned with Kate, I dismissed my curiosity almost at once.

Old Balfour only relented once his brother merchants convinced him that to pursue this mad course was to risk riot and destruction of all their trades. That this merchant’s son should assert that his was an old family was patently absurd—it was not even an old trading family. And while in those days there was, as there is now, something decidedly English about a wealthy merchant, it was a relatively new and uncertain assertion that the son of such a man could claim the status of gentleman. My declaration that our families were of a piece sent him into a kind of fit.

It was a harsh blow. His family was an upstart, and he knew it. He had earned that most ambiguous title of gentleman through his father’s aggressive dealings as a tobacco merchant, not through the majesty of his bloodlines. Indeed, I recalled that old Balfour had made a bit of a stir among the more established tobacco merchants by angering the men he hired to unload his vessels. Dock laborers have, by custom, always been given scant wages, and they have evened out their earnings through a kind of quiet redistribution of the goods they handle.

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