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40 books by 40 Update – Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter

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I have become a lazy reader in recent years. In order to get back into a reading routine and make myself more accountable, I challenged myself to read 40 books by the time I am 40. I am, ahem, 33 years old which only means about 5 books a year so it will probably be more, but 40 by 40 has a nice ring to it so I’m leaving it πŸ™‚

Book number two in this challenge is Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter. This is the first book in her Grant County series set in fictional Heartsdale, Georgia. Β Sara Linton is the town’s pediatrician and county coroner. Sara finds a local college professor Sybil Adams (who is blind, hence Blightsighted) gruesomely murdered in the town’s diner. Sara has to work with her ex-husband, town sheriff Jeffrey Tolliver to find the killer. This crime novel is gritty, suspenseful, and character driven.

Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter. Gruesome, intense, fast paced, and the first book in The Grant County Series. Check it out!

Although at times this book isn’t the most believable, I FLEW through this book. I ignored all my responsibilities and read this book. Ok maybe not that bad but my children did play somewhat quietly while I read so I took full advantage. Plus, it is important for your kids to see you reading. It’s one of the best ways to get them to be readers later in life. That being said, they got to also see me throw a fit when I reached the end of this book. I was so pissed off that I was wrong. I was certain I knew who the killer was. DAMMIT!! This is why I never guess in “who dun it” books. I prefer being surprised. Have you ever had that moment when you thoroughly enjoy a book, that you are sad (or pissed) that the book ended? I had that happen with this one, and I didn’t want to start my next book. I took a reading break, but I did recover and move on to my next book.

12 thoughts on “40 books by 40 Update – Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter”

  1. Ohhh… I’m always looking for a good book, and don’t do mysteries very often… but now may have to check this one out! I went and spent a TON of money at Barnes & Noble. One book I was surprised I liked was “The Host” by Stephanie Meyer. Yes, she wrote “The Twilight” series, and I’ll be the first to admit, I LOVE those books! (Hate all you want haters, they’re good, step off) But I didn’t know if I would like that one. Meyer’s writing style doesn’t change a lick from Twilight to Host, but I still really liked the book. Try that one for something different.

    Katie – what is the 40 by 40 list?? Email me!! πŸ™‚

    1. I will keep that book in mind πŸ™‚ I can’t get into Twilight. The only vampire books are Anne Rice’s. Plus i couldn’t picture Kristen Stewart the whole time I read the book. I would drive myself crazy!! I think I have 7 or 8 books done so far. Let me know if you want to know what the rest are before I blog about them. I will say I am on the second Game of Thrones book now!! Well, I will start once I catch up on Boardwalk Empire πŸ™‚

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