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40 Books by 40 – Kisscut 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, 32 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 Iā€™m leaving it šŸ™‚

“Kisscut” by Karin Slaughter is book number 11 for my reading goal. It is book number two in the Grant County series by the author. Book number one, “Blindsighted,” was one of the first books I read for this challenge. It involves a new crime, but the same cast of characters from Grant County, Georgia: Sara Linton, the town’s pediatrician/medical examiner, Jeffrey Tolliver, the police chief, and Lena Adams, a police officer.

"Kisscut" Karin Slaughter is the second book in the Grant County series. This dark and gruesome book is a must read for any fan of thriller novels. Check out more here!

The book is very gruesome with uncomfortable situations and disturbing subject matter. It starts out on a hot August night, when Jeffrey is forced to shoot a young lady in order to prevent her from shooting someone else. Why did she want to kill him? Why didn’t she put down the gun, forcing her own death? The story is fast paced with plenty of plot twists to keep you going. Think R-rated Lifetime movie. Yeah, it’s good. The subject matter doesn’t make for light reading, it’s a bit on the dark side, but if that is your thing, you will love this book. I love that this is book series so you can catch up on characters from the previous book, and I look forward to reading the next one in the series, “A Faint Cold Fear.” But first I have to get out of George R.R. Martin’s world. I can’t stop reading them!!

What is on your summer reading list? What have you read lately.

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