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The fifth book in Karin Slaughter's #1 bestselling GRANT COUNTY series.
Deep in the Georgia woods, Dr Sara Linton and Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver stumble across the body of a young girl. Initial evidence suggests that she was buried alive and, quite literally, scared to death.
Troubled by their own turbulent past, Sara and Jeffrey must work together to identify the killer and prevent another death.
The trail will soon lead to the neighbouring county, an isolated community, and a terrible secret...
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Georgia medical examiner Sara Linton returns in Slaughter's Grant County crime thriller series (Indelible), and this time she's hot on the trail of a demented killer who buries teenage girls alive. Out in the woods chatting about past infidelities, Sara and ex-husband/lover Jeffrey discover a young girl buried in a grotesque coffin, dead despite a breathing pipe extending to the surface. The victim is soon identified as Abigail Bennett, a member of the Holy Grown soybean farming collective, a group curiously unfazed to learn a daughter was poisoned. Suspicion blooms around Holy Grown's many farmhands, mostly ex-felons on work release, but then centers on the parishioners who congregate at the Church for the Greater Good, a local congregation run by a shifty minister. Another shallow grave, physical violence and another girl's disappearance lead Sara, Jeffrey and assisting detective Lena Adams back to the Bible-thumpers and their unholy dealings. Issues of abortion, domestic abuse and forgiveness afford these recurring female characters three-dimensional humanity, nicely offsetting Slaughter's patented grim forensic detailing. Slaughter's fifth Grant County case offers tough love, suspenseful spadework and life-affirming vigor.
A good read
Much preferred this book to the previous one in the series. Good content and a great story.
I loved it from the very beginning to the very end. Non stop drama and cliffhangers a must read and I challenge who ever wants to read this to even try to read this in more than five sittings but I doubt you will succeed!!! Amazing and wow I just love it!!!!