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Karen Slaughter "Kisscuts" to the quick
Kisscut - Karin Slaughter
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Kisscut - Karin Slaughter
Date: 22/02/10, updated on 16/04/10 (12 review reads)
Advantages: Skillfully handles the subject matter and gripping from start to finish
Disadvantages: Slightly disturbing subject matter may not be to everyone's taste
I found this book in a charity shop and thought it looked quite interesting so I thought I would give it a try. It cost me all of 50p so I thought that even if I didn't like it, I hadn't wasted much.
The basis of the story line is:
The main female character (Sara) is the local medical examiner and paediatrician and is divorced but still seeing the local Police chief (Jeffrey). A teenage girl is found pointing a gun at the head of boy her age at the local iceskating rink by Jeffrey while he and Sara are on a date there together. Jeffrey is forced to shoot the girl to save the life of her intended victim and struggles with his actions afterwards. Meanwhile, Sara finds the mutilated body of a premature baby in the toilet of the ice rink. The autopsy findings are particularly horrific and unexpected. Sara helps the police with their investigation but nobody seems to know anything or is it more of a case that no one is willing to say anything?
The tale twists around through some very uncomfortable subjects that may not be to the taste of every reader but the book gripped me from the first chapter which I found most unusual. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I was stunned when I found out who the culprits were and would never have suspected them. The newly growing again relationship between Jeffrey and Sara is welll described even though Sara's family don't approve. The relationship doesn't detract from the main story line and I found that it helped to enhance it as it brought the characters to life more. If fact all of the characters are really believeable and interesting. You can almost feel that you are able to get inside their heads and understand what is going on. Certain characters actions are completely beyond my comprehension but then they are written that way. I could almost imagine the story appearing on the news so for me the plot was truly believable.
I will definitely read more of Karen Slaughter's books and have lent this one to a friend all ready
Summary: Amazing book