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Blindsighted
Blindsighted: The First Grant County Thriller | Karin Slaughter
Gillian Flynn says, "Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today." 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 investigationa 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 Adamsthe first victim's sisterwant 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.
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Lizpixie
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Bk13 of June & #BigJuneReadathon is done. After ripping through the latest Slaughter so quick, I‘ve decided to go back & reread the Grant County/Will Linton books from the start. Unfortunately I found when I did #TheGreatLibraryCleanOf2022 that some of them have been “liberated” from my collection but all book thieves will get their just desserts one day.😈Sara Linton is a coroner & paediatrician in a small Georgia town👇👇

Lizpixie … trying to avoid her ex husband the Chief of Police when a series of brutal rapes & murders happen. Brilliantly written, great characters & horrible crimes. Loved it all! #BookspinBingo #SeriesRead2022 #Pop22 2mo
5feet.of.fury I need more of this series. ❤️ 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Gotta watch people with sticky fingers in your library!! 😂 I will say that in our family we have a handful of books that are regularly “poached“ from one another as we all think we should own that particular copy LOL 2mo
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CarolynM I have some friends who help themselves to my library when they are here. I don‘t mind, except when I realise that some of those books don‘t come back 🤬 2mo
Lizpixie @TheAromaofBooks I used to trust my family too until I noticed “missing” books, then my brother returned one with the covers chewed off & something spilled on its pages after he “on-lent” it to his mate. The library was closed for business after that! But apparently there‘s another book thief lurking recently👮🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Lizpixie @CarolynM I‘m pretty sure my missing Slaughter & Gerritsens were “lost” by my cousin-in-law after she moved to another house. Silly me thought I could trust her with my babies😡Coincidentally the last picture I saw of her bookcase I noticed the exact same titles on her shelves🤔 2mo
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Liatrek
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This was good but man I swear she does not hold back on the violence and gory details. I did find all the Wuthering Height names distracting having so recently finished the book. Seeing Cathy Linton call Nelly at the clinic just pulled me out of the story a minute.

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Liatrek
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Reading BlindShighted and there is character named Hareton Earnshaw and a nurse named Ellen. Guessing the author is a Wuthering Heights fan😂 #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights

DivineDiana Seems that way! 🙂 7mo
Liatrek And I‘m so dense the main characters last name is Linton 7mo
Ruthiella I love this kind of book serendipity! 7mo
Liatrek @Ruthiella Book Serendipity ❤️ That would make a great T-shirt 6mo
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Madison91
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The start of Jeffrey! I am team will, but who isn‘t?

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BigDuke666
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Book 1 of the Grant County Series does a good job of introducing the main protagonists and supporting characters. The level of violence in this story sets the bar for description that few authors would commit to. Because we are seeing events from the POV of a doctor and a county sheriff, the author doesn‘t hold back. Pacing and character development was good. I read the entire series.

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Kempfme
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Karen slaughter has done it again. Super thrilling story of someone ritually raping and killing women in this small county. Great characters, including a doctor that is also the coroner. It also brings to light the issues in the south with race and lgbt.

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5feet.of.fury
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1. Not really, but I try to guess literally every possibility, I have to be right sometime.

2. (Tagged) Grant County series by Karin Slaughter is a recent fave. Also LKH‘s Anita Blake, White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland, Sookie or earlier Charlaine Harris. None of these are similar to the tagged lol.

3. I‘ve been reading more suspense & I have run into many “unreliable narrators”

4. Next week = no work! 🏔🏖😴📚

Thanks for the tag @DarkMina

Eggs Love Charlaine ❤️📚👏🏻 12mo
DarkMina You‘re welcome! I enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series too. No work is always nice. Enjoy! (edited) 12mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SeriesRead2021 @TheSpineView

Holy crap! This was an intense read, very graphic, but so good.

I loved the setting, the characters, and the story left me wanting more.

Now on to book 2. 😁

vivastory Such a fantastic series!! 1y
TheSpineView 👍📖 1y
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guinsgirlreads
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eanderson
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My last of the #top20series #20series20days and it‘s certainly not least! It‘s in my top 3 favorites but I might actually say that this series is my very favorite. I definitely that these two should actually be read as one series. Grant County leads to Will Trent. I absolutely love this series! Karin Slaughter is one of the few autobuy authors I have.

Andrew65 A great choice(s), one of my favourites.Thanks for contributing. (edited) 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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#20Series20Days #Top20Series What day are we on? 🤷🏻‍♀️

I loved Slaughter‘s Grant county series so much but was so emotionally traumatized by it, I haven‘t read anything by her since. 😂

swishandflick Oh man, you've gotta start Will Trent!! There's Grant County crossover and gets even better! (It's also really fresh, bc I just started her latest release and I'm fan girling all over again, haha) 2y
MicheleinPhilly @swishandflick I have the first one. I know I‘m going to love them. Maybe I‘ll start this week. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @swishandflick Binge buying strikes again! I just bought them all. May I send you the bill? 😂 2y
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intothehallofbooks I took a very long break from these books after finishing Grant County before I started Will Trent. Because OH MY GOSH, right? I was traumatized too!! But it is good, so so good Michele. But ultimately she is my favorite, so I jumped back in. Nobody writes complicated relationships and horrific crimes like she does. 2y
swishandflick @MicheleinPhilly HA!!! Yaaassss, I fully support this purchase. Will Trent is my *fave* crime fiction character, hands down. So if you liked Grant County you're in for a treat! 😄 2y
eanderson 💯 agreed. I felt manipulated by Karin. Broken hearted, I‘m glad to have given Will Trent a chance. He‘s been enjoyable! 2y
sprainedbrain I‘ve read exactly one Slaughter (Pretty Girls), which was traumatizing but some good. Perhaps I should try this series! 2y
vivastory Same. Same. 2y
TrishB One of my auto reads 😘 you will love them. 2y
MicheleinPhilly @swishandflick @intothehallofbooks @eanderson @TrishB I read 60% of Triptych in one sitting today. 😂 2y
eanderson Yayy!!! Welcome to the next series you will want to binge. 👍 2y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 2y
Lizpixie I also highly recommend continuing! I loved Jeffrey but Will is such a complicated but lovely character it‘s worth the heartache. And wait till you meet Angie. She gives Lena a run for her most-horrible-woman-in-crime-fiction money💰 2y
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TrishB
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#20series20days
Ok, generally seen as two series, but there‘s no way I could read Will without reading the Grant series first just too much background. But I can never read out of order!
Love these, not for the faint hearted though, very graphic and gory.

Andrew65 These will be making my list too, and agree can‘t separate the series out. 2y
eanderson Yes!!! Will Trent! I agree that they should be combined since there is so much background from Grant County. I‘ve seen people read them out of order and tell others that it‘s not a big deal. No! It‘s a very big deal! 😂 2y
TrishB @eanderson always a big deal 😁😁 should be against the reading law! 2y
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SW-T These series are great! Definitely need to start with Grant County first though. 2y
MicheleinPhilly I had to take a LONG break after I read Grant County. I was traumatized. Still haven‘t started Will Trent. 2y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly you will enjoy Will when you get there 👍🏻 2y
TrishB @SW-T agree 👍🏻 2y
Leftcoastzen Reading them in order, just finished 2y
TrishB @Leftcoastzen cool 👍🏻 enjoy. 2y
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eanderson
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Seriously freaked out when I saw Karin on Holey Moley! I‘m sure others saw this but my husband was worried something happened when I shrieked. I love her!

Lizpixie I met her a few years ago when she came to Australia. I have a picture of me with her, she‘s lovely! 2y
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bliophile
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This was the first time I had read a book written by this author. It was okay. A little bit predictable as I guess who the killer was quite early on. ⭐⭐⭐

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ReadswithWeenies
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Yikes.
Look out mateys, thar be some dark, dark stuff ahead. I‘m not one to turn back from triggering material, but there were definitely moments in “Blindsighted” that I was gritting my teeth or setting the book aside to breathe and move forward.
Dark, dark mystery thriller featuring a pediatrician who moonlights as a mortician in her small southern town, with her ex-husband as the chief of a police. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, 4 outta 5.

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Bakingbookworm
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5 big ‘ol ⭐️- I‘m attempting to read authors that slipped by me over the years. Karin Slaughter is one of those authors and now I‘m left feeling rather sheepish that I hadn‘t picked up her Grant County series. It was sooo good! I already have the second book, Kisscut, in my hands. Yup, it‘s that good.

My review: http://bit.ly/BlindsightedReview

Which authors have you been meaning to read?

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Kaila-ann I listened to Pieces of Her on audio - decent. Not quite as good as the first Slaughter book I read but still good. 3y
Eggs Pretty❤️🍎🎈♥️ 3y
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Ruthiella All by the same author even. Well done! 😀 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Ruthiella thank you 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Kaila-ann @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ll have to check that one out. I read 3y
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5feet.of.fury
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If this ever got made into a movie, Breeda Wool is who I would pick to play Sara. The pacing was very good, I feel like Karin Slaughter gave a couple of the twists up too early. Didn‘t quite have time to ruminate. The character dynamics/relationships were awesome. There were a couple times Sara‘s actions made me frustrated.

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KaraWines
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I have heard a lot about the Grant County series, so I thought I would give it a shot. I enjoyed the characters here and the pacing. I have the next two books lined up after I finish one of her more recent books, The Kept Woman.

swishandflick Slaughter is the BEST! Her books just get better and better 🖤 3y
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KaraWines
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1. Tie between Shatter Me and Sookie Stackhouse series.
2. Tartar sauce
3. Crowded places, centipedes
4. Just one - he is the best!
5. Happy FriYAY to you!

robinb Tartar sauce 😝😝😝 3y
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Sweetdgabe87
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My reading buddy for the night💜😍

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Sweetdgabe87
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Who needs sleep when you‘ve got a good book? So glad I found Karin Slaughter! Her stuff is amazing!!! 📚

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3y
Lel2403 Welcome to Litsy 💕 3y
Bklover Welcome to Litsy! 3y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 3y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 3y
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉🎉 3y
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AshleyC816
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I read through this one really fast! It was much more graphic in its descriptions of the murders than I was expecting. Also definitely trigger warnings for sexual assault.

BookNAround Pupper! 3y
Erofan Cutie 🐕💕 3y
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robinb
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Just in case anyone‘s interested...😊

Louise @robinb I‘ve just seen the news reports about the tornadoes in AL and want to check that you and your family are okay. I‘ll write soon. ❤️ 3y
robinb @Louise You‘re so sweet for checking in. We are actually in North Alabama, and the terrible tornadoes were to the south. We were worried about our son who is at college in that area, but they just missed him as well, thank the Lord. Such horrible destruction and loss of life. 😔🙏 3y
Louise Oh, I‘m so relieved to know you and your family are okay, @robinb. Thanks for letting me know. What a terrible day for so many people. 💙 3y
robinb @Louise Yes, it was just devastating. Thanks again for checking on us! 🤗 3y
Louise 😘 3y
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swishandflick
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PSA: Blindsighted is currently on sale for $1.99 on most e-book formats. I love this series so much!

(And as I've mentioned many a time, read this series before Will Trent!)

Christine11 I love this series too - the last book destroyed me! 😥 3y
eanderson I love this series! I blame you and @MicheleinPhilly for it. I agree @Christine11 😢 I had take a break with Karin Slaughter after she broke my heart. I‘m hoping to start the Will Trent series soon... I just need time before I can forgive her. 3y
MicheleinPhilly @eanderson @Christine11 I haven‘t been able to bring myself to read anything else by her since. I know I will eventually but I hold grudges. 3y
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swishandflick I'm with you, I literally told her in person at a book signing that she broke my heart. But I really urge you to pick up Will Trent! He's one of my all-time favorite crime fiction characters ever! @Christine11 @eanderson @MicheleinPhilly 3y
Dragon Downloaded on my Kindle Paperwhite, Thanks for the recommendation 👍🐉 3y
Christine11 I‘m the same! I haven‘t been able to start the Will Trent ones yet because I don‘t know how I could love it as much as Grant County but I will definitely start it soon because I just love her books - even when she devastates me! @MicheleinPhilly @eanderson @swishandflick 3y
dragondrool Hooray! I've been wanting to read this one again! 3y
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Victoriahoperose
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I really like Karin Slaughter‘s writing. She does such a good job of building suspense and throwing in curves that work. She doesn‘t shy away from the gruesome, but she doesn‘t overdo it either which I think is a hard balance to find in this genre. This was a scary book about a serial rapist and the hunt to find out who he is and how to stop him. Full of dark turns and lots of edge of your seat moments.

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Leftcoastzen
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This was my pick for the #Booked2019 challenge.For 1. #femaleDetective I know Slaughter is huge & I am late to the party .Very suspenseful with well drawn characters,it was very hard to put down.The evil herbalism added depth.Think I will visit Grant County again sometime! TW sexual violence.

4thhouseontheleft Ooohhh, I like the herbalism book lying underneath! 4y
Leftcoastzen @4thhouseontheleft It‘s part of the permanent collection 4y
Cinfhen My daughter loves Slaughter!! But I find her books pretty brutal😬 🥵 4y
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen Yes , they are pretty brutal . I still want to try the next one.Maybe I‘m less sensitive,a lot of medical people in my family,they tend to talk about gross operations over Thanksgiving dinner till asked to stop.😂😳 4y
Cinfhen Ha!!! Rough crew 4y
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eanderson
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Oh my goodness... I don‘t even have the words! This book sucked me in and I couldn‘t get enough. I just spent the last 3 1/2 hours not caring about doing anything other than finding out what would happen in this book! Honestly, didn‘t think I‘d be crazy for Karin... but I am! 😱🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

suvata I always enjoy her books. 4y
tracey38 Great author! 4y
Kappadeemom My favorite!!! ❤️❤️ 4y
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eanderson
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Getting a little reading in before a client and spending time with this guy! Theo is super cuddly today. I‘m so excited to finally start this series! My brother in law gave this book to me for Christmas. 🤗

tracey38 I enjoy her books a lot. 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you soooo much @robinb for the sweet surprise!!! This was so thoughtful of you and such a great idea!! I haven‘t read this one yet and I loved The Good Daughter!! I will definitely pay it forward!! Merry Christmas to you and your family ❤️🎁🎅

robinb You are very welcome Misty, and I‘m so glad to hear you haven‘t read it yet! Yay!!! Hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas! 🤗🤗😘 4y
Centique Oh my your tree in the background looks fabulous! 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Centique thank you!!! ❤️🎄❤️ 4y
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Tove_Reads
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Reading this excellent book, but what a bummer... Living in a non-English speaking country I can‘t get the rest of the series in English ☹️ Have the same problem with Scott Mariani and Ann Cleeves for example. Happened to find this one at a flea market, but now... Raven Black, Kisscut and The Alchemist‘s Secret, I want you, I need you! 😔

Jeannineth That book was disturbing but in a compelling way. It‘s sticks with you. 4y
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BarbaraBB
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My first Slaughter. I couldn‘t resist her any longer after all the praise by @swishandflick and @MicheleinPhilly ! And I really felt like a pageturner after all those Man Booker books. So this was the right book at the right moment. And thrilling is it. What a horrible descriptions of rape and murder, what a fantasy she must have to come up with this! But it kept me going and I already ordered a copy of the second in the series.

Cinfhen My daughter loves these books too!!! 4y
eanderson They have me reading her too! I‘m on my first Karin Slaughter book with Pretty Girls 4y
TrishB This series is great- then morphs into the Will Trent series! Great reads 👍🏻 4y
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mrozzz Welcome to the Slaughter Squad 😁💕 4y
BarbaraBB @eanderson @TrishB @mrozzz This sounds so good, when you all recommend them! Have you read them yourself too, @Cinfhen ? 4y
emilyhaldi Another Slaughter fan!! 👏🏻👏🏻 someday I have to give her a try! 4y
swishandflick Yaaassss!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 4y
Leftcoastzen I‘m about to read that one myself.Looks like I‘m in for a ride. 4y
Cinfhen I only read one, it was a stand alone and it was good - not too violent 4y
Cinfhen And Niki left me another stand alone which she said was a slow start but good ending 4y
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posierope
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First time reading a Karin Slaughter, and I enjoyed it immensely. Granted, I guessed the ending about halfway through but actually this didn't dampen the big reveal because it just made me want to get to the end quicker to find out!

Bit grim, and not the most thrilling story, but suitably entertaining and would definitely read more of hers. Alas, no Heathcliff though. Or Kate Bush. 6/10.

Bonus Scully #catsoflitsy

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posierope
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Earnshaw. Hareton. Linton.

Apparently Karin Slaughter is a Brontë fan. Maybe I'll get a Heathcliff in the next chapter. Or a Cathy. Or Kate Bush.

#booknerd #itsmecathy #socooooold

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posierope
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Bit of retail therapy needed this morning to soothe my clouds. Thank goodness for the charity bookshop thirty seconds from my house.

Looking forward to these!

MStew Lots of good ones!! 4y
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KellyHunsakerReads
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A quick #junkFoodForTheBrain read as a palate cleanser after many heavy books.

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Jeannineth
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I am currently listening to my very first Karin Slaughter book. With a name like Slaughter it has to be scary right? 💙📚#blindsighted #karinslaughter

Andrew65 Welcome to the start of a great journey! 4y
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Tove_Reads
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Bookishgal71
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Congrats on your milestone @kstadt929 and thanks for the giveaway! I would choose either 4 or 7 because they are speaking to me. Hmmm... #4567blindgiveaway

kstadt929 Thanks for entering. Good luck! 🍀 4y
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Velvetsun
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Re-read time, from the beginning. ❤️

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MicheleinPhilly
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Me reading the first few chapters of this...

TrishB 😂😂 4y
SheReadsAndWrites 🤣🤣 4y
SheReadsAndWrites You have me curious though. Bad writing? Bad story? Lame characters? 4y
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MicheleinPhilly @SheReadsAndWrites None of the above. Just a very gruesome and gross murder scene. 4y
JoScho 😂😂😂 4y
SheReadsAndWrites Ah. Got it 👍🏼 Not for me 😣 4y
LeahBergen 😂😂 4y
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MicheleinPhilly
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🎉🎉🎉

swishandflick YAAAASS 😆 4y
TrishB Yay 🎉🎉🎉🎉 4y
BarbaraBB Haha you are infected by @swishandflick as well?! 4y
swishandflick Muahahaha 😂 @BarbaraBB 4y
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB YES! @swishandflick is very persuasive! 4y
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NatalieR
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Absolutely loved the 1st book in the Grant County series! I‘m hooked and ready for the next, but there is an insanely long wait with my library. Which, I find strange since this book was available with no wait. Oh well, there‘s lots of other books I can read in the meantime. 🌻📚

ptkpepe98 See if your library does Hoopla. Mine does both Overdrive and Hoopla, so I can always find something. Even better, one has what the other doesn't in some series.🥂😉 4y
NatalieR @ptkpepe98 Great idea! Thanks! 🍾 4y
NatalieR @ptkpepe98 My library still doesn‘t have Hoopla. 🙁 Small town living 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
ptkpepe98 @NatalieR - well, at least they know you're interested. Keep asking, and maybe they'll sign up one day.😉 4y
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Shemac77
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Fantastic thriller as only Slaughter can manage.

Meg11726 I'm reading this right now! 4y
Shemac77 No way! I feel like we always have crossover with our books. We should just consult with each other and read the same book at the same time. @Meg11726 4y
Meg11726 I feel you'd be done A LOT sooner than me hahahaha I've been reading this one for like two months now! 4y
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Shemac77
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Morning reading with coffee and toast, avocado, turkey bacon, and egg.

kspenmoll Yum!!! 4y
Izai.Amorim 😋 looks delicious 4y
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swishandflick
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If the first book of hers I read and loved didn't seal the deal, this one certainly did - I'm officially a HUGE Karin Slaughter fan, ya'll! Color me surprised that these gritty thrillers have completely sucked me in. If anyone needs me, I'll be over here methodically working my way through all of her books in order.

tammysue I‘m in, I haven‘t read this series yet! 👍🏻 4y
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Christine11
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1. Karin Slaughter‘s Grant County Series
2. Greys Anatomy / Friends / The Missing
3. No, I‘m not even sure what it is?! I want to say baseball...?
4. I‘m having Singapore rice noodles tonight! 😋
5. Yes he reads a lot of historical fiction, especially about wars or Ancient Rome.
#FRIYAYINTRO