The First Grant County Thriller
- Macavity Award--Mystery Readers Int’l. Finalist
- Barry Award Nominee
- Georgia Writer of the Year Award--First Novel Finalist
- Gumshoe Award Finalist
- 480 Pages
- On-Sale Date: 30/06/2020
- ISBN: 9780062385383
- Trim Size: 4.190in x 7.500in x 1.080in
From New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter, the first novel in her acclaimed Grant County Series.
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, because the county’s only 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.
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular storytellers. She is the author of more than twenty instant New York Times bestselling novels, including the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and standalone novels The Good Daughter and Pretty Girls. An international bestseller, Slaughter is published in 120 countries with more than 40 million copies sold across the globe. Pieces of Her is now a #1 Netflix original series starring Toni Collette, Will Trent is now a hit television series starring Ramón Rodríguez on ABC, and further projects are in development for television. Karin Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, she lives in Atlanta.
“An unflinching suspense thriller . . . Blindsighted is a promising debut, and Karin Slaughter is a novelist to watch.” — George P. Pelecanos, author of Right as Rain
“A debut of rare quality that grips like a vise from the first page.” — Val McDermid, author of Place of Execution
“Excellent . . . and a plot with enough twists and shocks to keep you turning the pages.” — Peter Robinson, author of In a Dry Season
“Shockingly good . . . beautifully and believably rendered. Slaughter may very well be the next Thomas Harris.” — Laura Lippman, author of The Sugar House
“This is storytelling at its finest, written in perfect pitch. A scary, sure-fire winner.” — John Westermann, author of Exit Wounds
“Pitch perfect. Karin Slaughter is a new force to be reckoned with.” — Steve Hamilton, author of A Cold Day in Paradise
“Blindsighted is everything a book should be, and Karin Slaughter is a significant new voice in American crime fiction.” — Jane Haddam, author of True Believers
“Karin Slaughter’s debut is taut, mean, nasty and bloody well written.” — Stella Duffy, author of Beneath the Blonde
“Blindsighted is an extraordinary debut. Slaughter has created a ferociously taut and terrifying story.” — Denise Mina, author of Garnethill and Exile
“What a terrifying book! Disturbing, original, haunting.” — Ellen Conford
“Gruesome forensics, inventive plotting, strong/imperiled heroine . . . Perfect escapist fare.” — Kirkus Reviews
“A very promising debut by a very talented writer. I recommend it highly.” — Deadly Pleasures magazine
“Engaging...marks the debut of a promising young author.” — Publishers Weekly
“Scary, shocking and perfectly suspenseful… Will propel the Georgia native right onto the ‘must read’ list for suspense fans.” — BookPage
“An accomplished first novel...[with] a riveting plot.” — Booklist
“An extremely mature first novel, with well-developed characters and a finely tuned plot.” — Library Journal-