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You'll faint from this cold fear
A Faint Cold Fear - Karin Slaughter
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A Faint Cold Fear - Karin Slaughter
Date: 03/09/09, updated on 03/09/09 (80 review reads)
Advantages: suspense, Ethan Green, Murder!
Disadvantages: You wont be able to put it down
--*Karin Slaughter- the woman behind the books*--
Karin Slaughter was brought up in Atlanta, Georgia where she bases her novels and according to her website she spends most of her time split between the kitchen and the living room (sounds like my type of woman!).
--* A Faint Cold Fear*--
This is the third book in Karin Slaughters Grant County series preceded by Kisscut. Heartsdales Paediatrician and part time coroner Sara Linton is happily out with her heavily pregnant sister Tessa when she is called by her ex husband but current lover Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver to the apparent suicide of a boy at the local college campus. When they arrive Sara goes to Jeffrey to see if the body of the boy who apparently jumped from the above bridge but left himself in one terrible mess leaves any clues to whether this was just a suicide or is there is something more than there seems. Tessa however being heavily pregnant needs to 'release herself' so goes for a walk. It's not until Tessa doesn't return that Jeffrey and Sara realize that something is wrong and when they find her they realize something is VERY wrong as she has been attacked and left for dead but will she survive?
As two more suspicious suicides follow is this just a group of college kids who have made a pact or is something going on, on the college campus. Ex police detective Lena Adams (who played a crucial role in the first two books) is now a key member of college campus security and when Jeffrey realizes she could be withholding crucial information on the case thing soon heat up. But Lena doesn't seem to want to help as she can hardly help herself and with her new boyfriend Ethan on the scene things just seem to be going downhill for the ex detective but will she be able to sort herself out and get back her job doing the one thing she loves more than anything and will Jeffery have her back on the force.
There are a few characters brought through from Blindsighted and Kisscut Slaughters earlier books in the series including the three main characters Sara Linton, Jeffrey Tolliver and Lena Adams as well as some smaller roles like Lena's uncle Frank, Lena's twins lover Nan, Brad and Frank from the police force and Sara family including her sister Tessa who takes a larger role in this book.
Some new characters are added to the book mainly to do with the story which revolves around the college campus with the perfect Ellen Schaffer and not so perfect Andy Rosen and Scooter, Rosen's parents, Lena's twin sister Sybil's assistant Richard Carter and of course Ethan Green/White Lena Adams new boyfriend who adds new layers to the story and helps you understand how much Lena has developed throughout the series.
Personally my favourite character in this book is Ethan Green because he's so different to everyone else and he's the kind of bad boy character that everyone likes to read about but if you met him you would be terrified to even go near him.
---* The Book *--
I'm reviewing the paperback version which has a black bind which turns to orange and yellow on the front of the book with a wooden triangle on the front above the authors name and the title written in a broken lettering in a piercing yellow colour. The first few pages of the book show praise for the authors first two books Blindsighted and Kisscut. I love Slaughters writing as it is a mixture of suspense entangled with the love story between Jeffrey and Sara and now the temperamental relationship between Ethan and Lena which kept me riveted as I'm not normally one to read anything to do with a love story but this is an unusual kind of love.
--* the Boring Bit*--
I paid full price for my copy of this book at the RRP of 6.99 but I believe its fully worth it as you cant really get tired of the writing and every time you reread the book you pick up something you didn't the first time round.
Summary: Read this book!