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Publisher's Summary

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 - wants 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.

©2001 Karin Slaughter (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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Sadly, a bit of a letdown

What did you like best about Blindsighted? What did you like least?

I thought the plot was a little cookie cutter, shallow and lacked anything that really made it stand out as unique.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

felt very Nora Roberts, I love her stuff but it is predictable, and follows a very specific formula.

Any additional comments?

I chose this one after reading Pretty Girls by the same author, which was an amazing book. I think this being one of the author's early works is just not quite up to par with where her later works are. I may continue with this series based on how good Pretty Girls was, but this book fell flat for me. The narrator was awesome, she is really enjoyable.

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Great story- raw and amazing characters

What three words best describe Kathleen Early’s performance?

Crisp, good tempo

Any additional comments?

I started with Copland... Hated it and loved it simultaneously! The sexism and racism was weaved through the story in Ms. Slaughter's way, gave a glimpse of the past in a grisly reality. Read it twice before starting the rest of her books. This one did not disappoint!

One thing to note, chapter 15 is a repeat of the previous chapter. A sound edit mistake. Not a huge deal... Just needs a tweak. Otherwise it was perfect for me.

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Start here first...

I absolutely love Karin Slaughter novels. I started off with The Good Daughter and was hooked. I followed TGD with Pretty Girls, then Triptych, book 1 of Will Trent series, and then the entire Will Trent series , unabridged, in order (I only skipped Snatched, Book 6.5 and Busted. Book 6.5 because they are only 2-3 hours and I like to get the most value out of my credits. Once I completed the Will Trent series, (Wishing there will be more to come), I was hesitant to start the Grant County series. I thought it would be a prequel of WTS, and snd because I love WT, i felt GC would not stand up...
Keeping that in mind, I decided on Copland and loved it. Finally decided to check out Grant County... I liked it, but, my recommendation is if you’re just discovering Karin Slaughter and decide to jump into a series, Go with Grant County first!
Blindsighted Is good and if this type of mystery thriller with edgy darkness is something you like, then stick with it, because each book gets better.. She’s a wonderful storyteller - with the Will Trent series, there is no formula to her writing. Each book in the WTS is an excellent well written, engaging story.

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Gory But Good

I am a new reader to Ms. Slaughter. My sister mentioned I may like this series and she was right, I am really liking it. Although I think it is a series that begs to be read in order, there is so much going on with the characters, their families and their lives together, I think you would miss something by reading them out of order. I'm glad they are all still available.
With that said, I also want to point out that so far, the books I have read, are very graphic, so if you only like cozies, stay away.
I gave it a four for only one reason, I had the bad guy figured out right away, I mean I just knew from the first time the character was introduced. I still enjoyed the story very much, so I didn't let that stop me from listening, but I thought well this is a little too easy to figure out. It won't stop me from the next book.
So for anyone out their looking for a series to pick up they may have not read yet, I highly recommend this author. Oh and I understand she has another series with different characters, but I have not gotten to them yet. Just a matter of time!!

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Expected Better

For me this book was a mixed bag. I picked it up because I'd seen Gillian Flynn's comment on the front. Right away I thought "this must have been one of her earliest books. Flynn can't be talking about this book." Sure enough, this is the author's debut novel. I assume her work has improved with later books.

The main character didn't seem smart enough to be a doctor. Her lack of common sense and her pettiness with her ex were a turn off, and the way her back story was presented came off disjointed and random. I guess some of the extraneous info was to set up a series, but it felt out of place. The last 20% of the book did redeem itself for me enough to give it 3 stars. The author clearly has a head for crime writing, and I am not sure if I will read more of her books or not.

The narrator occasionally slipped into an annoying sing-songy cadence that I disliked, but her voices were well done. Overall, I'd probably recommend trying a book written later by this author as her skills must have improved over this debut novel.

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Wonderful thriller!

Blindsighted, released in 2001, was Karin Slaughter's first novel. The novel introduces podiatrist and sometimes coroner Sara Linton who appears as protagonist not only in the Grant County series but in most of the books in the Will Trent series. It also introduces Sheriff Jeffrey Tolliver who is both Sara's ex-husband and future husband. I am completing getting audiobook versions of all of Karin Slaughter's novels. She is one of my favorite authors.

Blindsighted was a blockbuster award winner that introduced Karin Slaughter to the world in 2001. It is just as good today.

Kathleen Early has narrated approximately half of Karin Slaughter's unabridged audiobooks. Her narrations are consistently excellent.

VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Actually, that's true of all of her novels.

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Another Gripping Grant County Mystery

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely if they were into well written mysteries. Although there are some rather gruesome elements to the story that aren't for the sensitive. The writing is clean, crisp and the characters move the story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I wanted to.

Any additional comments?

Excellent narration by Kathleen Early. I've given up trying to figure out the correct order to these books. I'm just really happy when I come across one I haven't read or listened to before.

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Gruesome mystery.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it's my first Karen Slaughter book and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a perfect mix of gruesome and mysterious.

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Perfect!!!

The book was excellent and the narration brought it life! The characters are realistic and relatable and very, very human. I like that although Jeffrey and Sara had so many misunderstandings between them that they have a start to understanding each other and finding their way back inspite of past mistakes.
I really enjoyed the villain, the way the author did not shy away from the grisly descriptions. If you like chick lit with lots of sex and no real content, pass on this book!

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Kathleen Early...wHy???

The book is fine. Predictable, but exactly what you're looking for when you choose this type of book. Nothing impressive or illuminating, rather it's entertaining. And I think Kathleen Early is a very good reader, BUT... She has to stop pronouncing the 'h' in 'wh' words: wheel, why, whisper, etc. I know it's a small thing and it's technically correct, but it's old fashioned and overly formal. And it's SO distracting. It's all I can hear. It's so annoying that I might have to stop listening to this reader.

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  • 07-29-15

My first Karin Slaughter but won't be my last!

Loved it, looking forward to my next one! Kept me engaged to the end finally

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  • Geraldine Owen
  • 06-07-17

Blindsided

Karin Slaughter has done it again and written another too good to put down book.

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  • Debbie Mullen
  • 11-22-16

great story

I like this story but the narrator sounded like she was reading a news script

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-27-16

Blindsighted

Fantastic book, excellent reading from the narrator. Cannot wait to listen to the next instalment.

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  • Kerry
  • 04-30-16

loved it!!.

Very enjoyable read. Looking forward to listening to the next book in this series. Downloading as we speak.

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  • SandyK
  • 09-19-17

Absolutely brilliant

I loved loved loves this book. I am a huge fan of crime stories and this one was brilliant. Great story, interesting characters and narrator was fantastic !!

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  • gena
  • 12-31-16

Awesome

Absolutely loved this book and could not stop listening. Look forward to the next book in the series.

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  • jill malone
  • 09-09-15

great listening. full of heart wrenching moments

loved the whole story, all I wanted to do was listen to the next chapter,the narration was excellent, so many emotions great thriller