Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme created by book blogger extraordinaire, Renee at It’s Book Talk. She started this weekly feature as a way to highlight old favourites and read books that have already been published.
As a new Karin Slaughter addict, I have been making my way through the Grant County series. The second novel in the series, Kisscut, brought me back to Grant County and, like all of Slaughter’s writing, completely blew me away. In fact, I think this could have potentially been my favourite novel by Karin Slaughter!
Truthfully, I read the synopsis of the book and I thought to myself that it really didn’t feel like it was going to keep my interest. A shooting (at a skating rink) on a Saturday night in Grant County that leaves the characters reeling. Okay. Fine. I should have known that Slaughter would have more up her sleeve than something like that. By the time I finished the first chapter, my jaw was on the floor and I was in a completely in awe at the turn the story took.
Looking at the teenagers in Grant County, Slaughter unravels a plot that was gritty, dark and not for the faint of heart. As with Slaughter’s other books, she does not shy away from graphic details. I, for one, love this layer to Slaughter’s writing. The plot, once again, is fairly character driven as we are given more details into the personal and work lives of medical examiner Sara, her husband-turned ex-husband- turned boyfriend, Jeffrey and his partner on the police force, Lena. I loved learning more about them and seeing their characters develop further.
I do not want to say much more because, truly, anything I say will ruin the plot but I would absolutely recommend this book. Needless to say, I cannot wait to go back to Grant County for Book Three!