Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Faint Cold Fear

Karin Slaughter makes me love her more and more.  I'm glad I found another author that has many books that I can digest.  Sad that I couldn't get started back into her before I am ready to go back to work because I am going to lose out on my 'fun' time of reading very very soon.  It will take all I have to read our group read and my IRL book club book this fall.  Between working full-time eh, excuse me, 39 hours (Wtf) and a grad class my extra time is quickly disappearing. 

A Faint Cold Fear kept me up late reading two nights in a row and to be honest, if I didn't have a toddler who I knew would demand my attention I would have stayed up all night to finish it in one. ;)  Lena Adams is now off the force and working security detail at the local college when 'suicides' keep popping up.  And bad news for Lena, signs of her knowing or being where the victims died are in abundance.  Jeffrey is riding her hard and in comes a stranger in life, Ethan Green or is it White.  Dangerous, young, and demanding.  Lena is drinking and refusing therapy and all of this combines into a deadly combination.

It definitely kept me wondering who did what and how everything was going to fit together.  I've noticed that if you read closely there are always clues in her books and this time I didn't catch on until the end.  I will say there was a bit at the end that had me wondering, when the glass is breaking in the kitchen and the person who comes into the house was expected and had a key, it seemed like the scene might have been written differently and edited and that was just weird.

I really liked the ending because it points out to more issues for Lena in the future.  And even though sometimes she's the typical stubborn character that won't accept help from anyone or does stupid things when the truth is better off she does create good drama. ;)

Description: An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Heartsdale, Georgia -- a nightmare that is coming to prey on Sara Linton's loved ones.

A small town is being transformed into a killing ground. And the key to a sadistic murderer's motive and identity may be held in the unsteady hands of a campus security guard -- a former police detective driven from the force by the hellish memories that will never leave her. Lena Adams survived the unthinkable and has paid a devastating price. Now the survival of future victims may depend upon her ... when she can barely protect herself.

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