Written by:
Karin Slaughter
Narrated by:
Judith Ivey

Abridged Audiobook

Release Date
July 2004
6 hours 6 minutes
The sleepy town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is jolted into panic when Sara Linton, the town's pediatrician and coroner, finds Sibyl Adams, a young college professor, dead in the local diner. As well as being viciously raped, Sibyl has been cut: two deep knife wounds form a lethal cross over her stomach. But it's only once Sara starts to perform the postmortem that the full extent of the killer's brutality starts to become clear.

Police chief Jeffrey Tolliver -- Sara's ex-husband -- is in charge of the investigation, and when a second victim is found, crucified, only a few days later, he has to face the fact that Sibyl's murder wasn't a single personal attack: They're dealing with a sadistic rapist turned killer who is terrorizing rural Grant County.

Jeffrey isn't alone in his search. Lena Adams -- the county's sole female detective -- wants to see justice done since her sister was the first victim. Sara, too, cannot escape the terror. A secret from her past could hold the key to finding the killer -- unless he finds her first.
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Always enjoy Karin Slaughter books, especially Sara Linton stories. She's such a likable character. This was a good story, moved at a nice pace and definitely kept you guessing until the moment the author meant to start clueing you in. Narrator does a great job.

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hannah watts

the story was good and keeps your interest but it was very graphic.

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Melissa H.

Love the book! Just discovered this author and every book has been fantastic!

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Lynnetta W.

One of the best writers of all times. The story plot is awesome, it keeps you guessing until the end.

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Great book

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Joanne K.

This is the first time I ever heard by this author a great book I really enjoyed listening to it. Now looking forward to more .

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Karen J.

Karin Slaughter is my new favorite author to listen to. Her stories are gritty and frightening, and her characters seem very real and flawed. I like to listen in the car on a trip, but once I start listening, i have to listen to the end. I kind of guessed who the bad guy was in this one, but there were still plenty of twists and turns before he was revealed. I will continue on in the Grant County series. The narration is great.

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Dana C

I love Karen Slaughter. My only criticism is you have to get a fourth of the way in the book to get "hooked". She just can't get a good beginning going. But her endings are really good. I've read most of her books and The Kept Woman is probably my favorite . D.SC.

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Amy G

I enjoyed this book, it was a good thriller/mystery. I selected the next in her series to read and can see myself reading all of her books.

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Hannah Cho

This is a great read and AWESOME narration. I am a fan of both the author and narrator.

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Ashley Mckinney

The book was great I love this author and how she writes. I wish the endings would have been a little longer but still a good read/listen.

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DwIght Stephens

Very good read will buy more of this author's books

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