Book Review – Faithless (Karin Slaughter)

Book 136 of 2006 was Faithless by Karin Slaughter. Book #5 from the Grant County Series.

The victim was buried alive in the Georgia woods — then killed in a horrifying fashion. When Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver stumble upon the body, both become consumed with finding out who killed the pretty, impeccably dressed young woman. And for Sara and Jeffrey, a harrowing journey begins, one that will test their own turbulent relationship and draw dozens of lives into the case.

Lena Adams is one of them. A Grant County detective for years, she has her own reasons for being drawn to this case and a fierce drive to see justice done. For these three people, who have each seen the darkest side of human nature, the body of the murdered girl is but the first in a series of shocking and sordid revelations.

Now, as Jeffrey and Sara narrow the field of suspects, they must confront their own doubts and indiscretions, while Lena Adams sees herself reflected in the frightened eyes of a battered woman who may be the key figure in the case. As Faithless builds to a stunning and unforgettable climax, Karin Slaughter masterfully brings together strands of interlocking lives, family secrets, and hidden passions with one astounding truth: the identity of a killer who is more evil and dangerous than anyone could have guessed.

I don’t think Faithless was one of the better in the series, however I did enjoy it. I’ve grown attached to all the characters. Jefferey and Sara are finally a couple again, I hope it lasts. I would really like to see Lena get over her issues, and settle down with someone. It would be a good way to introduce a new character, perhaps another detective. The murder mystery in the book was good but I knew who the killer was right away. I am looking forward to the next book in the series Beyond Reach, which will be available August 2007.


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