Series: Grant County #3
Narrator: Deborah Hazlett
Published by BBC Audiobooks America on August 2, 2006
Genres: Mystery, Suspense
Length: 13 hours
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Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, GA, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body offers few clues - and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal - but for Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, things don't add up. As Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a security guard on campus, may be in possession of crucial information. But bruised and angered by her expulsion from the force, Lena seems barely capable of protecting herself, let alone saving the next victim…
Sarah Linton is called to the scene of an apparent suicide of a student and allows her very pregnant sister, Tessa, to accompany her. What happens next sets off a series of tragic and mysterious events that calls into question whether the dead student was a suicide.
Most of the story was akin to watching a train about to wreck while standing by powerless to do anything about it other than scream at the deaf pages. Lena Adams drove me crazy and Jeffrey Tolliver doesn’t help matters. The mystery was a good one, though, as I wasn’t certain of the killer’s identity because I could figure out motive.
This is an extraordinary series with deeply flawed and troubled characters. No one comes out unscathed and sometimes it’s difficult to define the good guys.
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