Kisscut: A Grant County Thriller (Grant County Thrillers) [Karin Slaughter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Gillian Flynn says, “Karin. Kisscut is the second book in the Grant County series by author Karin Slaughter. It was originally released in hardback in The previous book in the series. Aptly named novelist Slaughter (Blindsighted) brings back her horribly KISSCUT. Karin Slaughter, Author. Morrow $ (p) ISBN

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At twenty-eight weeks old, Jenny Weaver’s child might have been viable outside the womb had its mother not tried to flush it down the toilet. This was suspenseful, thrilling and at the same time, made me want to shower when I had to admit to myself that I really enjoyed this book.

To their surviving children, all extremely religious as well, their father was a horror. However, their father, Faith’s husband, was a drunken physically abusive monster, who was very successful financially until he drank the money away.

I criticize instead the author’s strategy to arise, at the beginning of the story, kissvut very heavy questions slauthter in the end are not going to slwughter answered in a satisfying way. I love Karin Slaughters writing but this one had some female characters that I found indecisive and feeble, not at all what I am used to from her.

Do you need to read this series’ first book to understand this second second book? Faith believed lsaughter sister connived, lied and deceived her way through life, never taking responsibility.

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Jeffrey, Kisacut and Detective Lena Adams are forced to confront the evil in their own backyard. Once you’ve figured out who the bad guy is, the framework Slaughter is using to set up both bad guy and red herring is blatant and amateurish.


Slaughter continues her gritty edgy style!

Book Review: Kisscut (Karin Slaughter)

Apr 27, Donna rated it liked it Shelves: Lawns a parody of the word. I guess I was an evil tot from birth, like the Bible said original sin.

Pathologist Sara Linton, who has been dating her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, is witness to Tolliver’s fatal shooting of a teenage girl when the girl threatens to shoot a year-old boy in a standoff outside the local skating rink. On his way to meet Sara, he is forced to kill a girl who is threatening other Kisscut reminded me of the heady first novels written by Patricia Cornwell.

It was only decades later, when we survivors began to talk openly about it, we learned exactly how common abuse and rape was in the neighborhood.

The crimes in this book are not for the faint-hearted and involve young people, so be warned. I like their story and how they work together and argue together to solve the case. I did end up finishing it for some unknown reason, despite the fact that, after that horrendous climax, there was no possibility that anything Slaughter could do could possibly save it.

The foetus was well developed and well nourished. Then, as the book ended: The author created such a feeling of menace and evil in the town that had me on the edge of my seat. A major flaw in the novel is how easily the parts of the puzzle come to light and are put together by the characters. The undertone of violence is pervasive, even at quiet moments “Lena was able to pull her hand away, but not before she felt Grace’s thumb brush across the scar Aided by her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, and Detective Lena Adams, still traumatized by her brush with a maniac, Sara’s investigation is frustrated at every turn by the cold silence of the family and friends of the slain girl.


Detective Lena Adams is still recovering from the horrors she endured in Blindsighted.

Kisscut (Grant County, #2) by Karin Slaughter

She chose her villians wisely — people you would never expect, which makes it 2. We knew who was on welfare and we knew which fathers and mothers drank because they spilled out into the streets or bars drunk regularly, and we knew who sometimes might karkn looking to beat up their family if they could find where they were hiding.

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They may not all be likeable characters but when was life full of all things likeable?! As tough as the subject matter was I kept reading to find out the next clue as to who was the mastermind behind it all.

Then there’s the subplot, presumably I didn’t realize this was the second in a series, and thus didn’t read the first book before reading spaughter carried over from the previous book, about a sheriff’s deputy struggling to get her life back in order after a traumatic ordeal. Kisscut is the second novel in the Grant County series.

Punishing a child ranges from ‘time-outs’ to swats and making them miss an occasional supper to being beaten for days with belts, fists and feet and eating once a slayghter confined by chains to a bed.