Okay BtB’ers, this one is gonna be short and sweet!
I am currently sunning myself (well, I have caught the odd glimpse of something round and yellow in the Newquay sky, but hey, we came for the surf …) on holiday and taking a well-earned break before the release of our new novel, Rapunzel so forgive me for being blunt:
‘Criminal‘ by Karin Slaughter is brilliant, so buy it!
N’aww, fooled you! 😉
Seriously though, I haven’t got much time, so I will get straight to the point.
I am a huge fan of Karin Slaughter and have been ever since I read Kisscut. Having read the likes of Cornwell (as in Patricia) and Kathy Reichs, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Karin… I wasn’t disappointed.
After being introduced to Kisscut, I then went back and read Blindsighted and have followed the Grant County series eversince.
I’ll tell you right now – I love Sara Linton.
Yup, after years of vowing allegiance to Scarpetta, it felt rather Iscariot-esque actually warming to another Chief Medical Examiner. Especially one that didn’t cook! But warm to Linton I did and I have followed her and her tumultous relationship with ex/not-ex husband and Chief of Police, Jeffrey Tolliver eversince.
Triptych was the first of the Atlanta series that I read and there I was introduced to Will Trent. It is probably my favourite of all the Slaughter books to date and Trent is one of my favourite characters. Mind you, I also love and have a solid respect for Lena Adams, who we hear more from in A faint cold fear, but my absolute fave is and always has been, Amanda Wagner.
In 2009 Slaughter pulled a genious move. She brought the characters from Atlanta over to the Grant County series. Will et al end up crossing paths with Dr Linton & co and find their lives infinitely intertwined. Good move Karin Slaughter!
From thereonin, relationships grew and characters took on a new light, not least Amanda Wagner in the latest offering Criminal.
Here’s the blurb:
The past will always find you.
A woman is found brutally murdered in a sordid Atlanta apartment.
Her blood-soaked body bears a startling similarity to a woman found dead almost 40 years earlier.
Soon Special Agent Will Trent finds himself returning to the home he grew up in. And a past that could hold the clue to the killings .
- ‘Banning the bullshit’ Sunday: Enid Blyton (and welcome to the new look SMoD&L) (sapphicscribe.wordpress.com)