Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Well, this is the second book of 2013 that had me staying up late and then waking up super early to finish (The Fault in Our Stars was the first).  I did stay up late to finish Those Who Save Us.  2013 is looking better than 2012 did in terms of good reads!

Description:  In the city of Atlanta, women are dying—at the hands of a killer who signs his work with a single, chilling act of mutilation. Leaving behind enough evidence to fuel a frenzied police hunt, this cunning madman is bringing together dozens of lives, crossing the boundaries of wealth and race. And the people who are chasing him must cross those boundaries too. Among them is Michael Ormewood, a veteran detective whose marriage is hanging by a thread—and whose arrogance and explosive temper are threatening his career. And Angie Polaski, a beautiful vice cop who was once Michael's lover before she became his enemy.

But another player has entered the game: a loser ex-con who has stumbled upon the killer's trail in the most coincidental of ways—someone who may be the key to breaking the case wide open

My thoughts: I'll be honest the first 20-50ish pages or so I was kind of thinking it was going to be a dud.  The good news? The book isn't all in the perspective of the person it starts out in.  Which, as the story goes, you can kind of see WHY I would think it wasn't that great in the beginning.  Also, there was a part where I am not sure if it was an author mess up or it was just a crappy job of jumping literally from one scene/day to another scene/day in the next paragraph with no apparent switch of time.  I even turned the pages back to see if I missed anything and I do not believe I did.

Besides those MINOR issues, I liked this book.  After I got over the way the killer mutilates the bodies.  Eewww.  It was a fast paced thriller that kept you thinking and wasn't super predictable.  There was some love action, some police work, some mystery, a plot.  A good quick thrilling read.   You should check out Slaughter's stuff.  I've also enjoyed her Grant County series. ;)

Have you read a book where you started thinking ohhh no and then ended up really liking it?

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