Truly Disturbing! Kisscut by Karin Slaughter

Posted March 24, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 6 Comments

Truly Disturbing! Kisscut by Karin SlaughterKisscut by Karin Slaughter
Series: Grant County #2
Narrator: Clarinda Ross
Published by Books on Tape on September 24, 2002
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hours
Source: Purchased
Audio | Goodreads

Kisscut is a shocking and graphic story that is classic Karin Slaughter. Slaughter pulls no punches and spares no emotion!
When a young girl is shot and killed, when the body of an unborn infant is discovered, when all around close ranks and no one knows who is to blame or why...... the story is just beginning!
The slow revelation of the truth is shadowed by deceit, self mutilation, child abuse and a denial of basic concepts of trust and love.

The final chapters will leave you horrified and stunned, and in light of the recent kidnappings and murders of young girls in Florida, you will realize that Karin Slaughter's message is real and has deadly consequences.

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This is an older series that should be read before starting the author’s Will Trent series

The story begins at a skating rink where a young girl pulls a gun on another teen and a standoff involving the police ensues. It sets off a chain of events that goes into a direction I didn’t expect.

It’s an awful, uncomfortable story that Slaughter tells masterfully. My emotions were all over the place, especially where Lena is concerned. By the end, I couldn’t believe my feelings of sympathy for her, an amazing feat. Her soliloquy near the end was extraordinary. There were a number of themes resonating strongly, most loudly was the fragility of children’s faith in the adults entrusted with their care.

The narration by Clarinda Ross was a bit uneven, at times wonderful and at others, it felt like she was just reading.

While the subject matter is tough, its honest and realistic presentment was compelling. I’m pulling for Lena but I know she’s going to disappoint me 100 times throughout this series. And that’s impressive storytelling.

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

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6 responses to “Truly Disturbing! Kisscut by Karin Slaughter

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      Tanya, Lena is one of the most complicated characters I’ve come across in my reading. She’s definitely a hard one.

  1. OK, this sounds really good to me. I love twisted..LOL And since I want to try to do straight suspense I’m adding this to my list right away.

    • Jonetta (Ejaygirl)

      Start with the first book, as this series is one you need to read in order. And, it’s not for the faint of heart but they’re SO good!