Book Title: Blindsighted ( Grant County #1)
Author: Karin Slaughter
Published By: Harper on May 26th, 2015
Alright, for those of you who don’t already know.. I am a HUGE Karin Slaughter fan! Once I finish the rest of the Grant County series I will have read all of her books and I even begin to explain the feeling I have when I pick up one of her books. I always make sure I have the whole day free because I know I won’t be putting it down anytime soon.
Now I actually ended up reading the books out of order because I read the Will Trent series without knowing about Grant County. I would highly recommend reading these in order since they do feed off information given to you in the first books.
With that being said I was still able to enjoy this book. It was so awesome learning more about Sara’s past. I feel like in the Will Trent books it never really explained her the way I wanted to understand her and now I know why. Also, it is so fun to finally learn about Jeffrey and Lena! While reading this book I kept telling my friends/family the stuff that happens in this book is crazy!! It would never happen in real life, but I guess that’s why it’s a book haha.
The thing I love most about Karin Slaughter books is that you’re never left just wondering. She always ties up all the loose ends and never leaves you guessing or with the thought of “Well what happened to…”. Never. But at the same time you will be thinking about the books days later because you something that she vividly described happening.
This first novel of the Grant County series kept me guessing right up until the last few chapters. The gruesome, disturbing, yet exciting details along with the fantastic forensics and police work in this book is what really pulls it all together. I feel as though some crime/mystery authors don’t do enough research on how a police investigation would actually work and just kind of follow what would happen on a tv show but you will notice that Karin Slaughter is on top of it!! She thoroughly follows all of the right steps that would actually happen if the investigation was real. It makes reading this page-turner that much more enjoyable. I can not recommend Karin Slaughter enough. She has been my favorite author for probably the past year and I don’t see anyone taking her place any time soon.
**KS will be releasing a new stand alone novel in August. Try to pick up one of her books before then so that you can see how amazing she is. Can’t wait for my next KS review!!**
Book Title: The Kept Woman
Author: Karin Slaughter
Published By: William Morrow on September 20th, 2016
I honesty don’t know how I haven’t done a Karin Slaughter review, probably because she hasn’t released a new book since this one. But you know I have already pre-ordered “The Good Daughter” because if you can’t tell by now, I am a HUGE Slaughter fan!! I have read every single one of the Will Trent novels as well as all of her stand alone’s. I cannot rave about this author enough, she is the reason I started getting back into reading as much as I do now and just like Gillian Flynn, I too will “follow her anywhere”.
If you haven’t heard of or started to read the Will Trent series I would highly suggest starting with the first novel “Triptych”. All of her books in the series are written so that you can any of them up and be up to speed but I promise, if you start with the first one you will appreciate the story so much more. The way she has been able to connect all of these books together is my favorite thing about them. But, let’s get to the review of just this book before I write my life away talking about how wonderful Karin Slaughter is..
Okay, this book is mostly formed around Angie (ew), which I hated at first but I ended up loving the fact the KS finally bought the situation between her and Will to a head and forced them to duke it out. We have all seen Will angry but this book will show you a whole new side to him that will make you love him even more than you already did. i wish I could write what I disliked about this book but I honestly can’t think of one thing other than why hasn’t another book been released?! I’m so ready for the end of Angie but then again I’m like, “GIVE ME MORE!!!” This is the most spoiler free I can give you but if you have read feel free to message me on here or Instagram so that we can talk about how amazing this book is!!
Also, for those who live in CA, Karin Slaughter will be in Corte Madera on August 29th for a book signing to promote “The Good Daughter” release. I will more than likely post about this again but mark your calendars because I can’t wait to meet my favorite author and some of my followers!!
“Reading is not just an escape. It is access to a better way of life.”
Book Title: Big Little Lies
Author: Liane Moriarty
Published By: Berkley on July 29th, 2014
**It seems as though my last three book reviews are all tied to the same type of genre being domestic abuse. This is a weird coincidence and not at all a theme I am trying to create.**
OMG, if you haven’t picked up a copy of Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies you need to drive to your nearest book store or Target/Walmart and pick this up immediately! I read this in a day.. literally ONE day. BLL is one of those books where you keep saying, “One more chapter..” until its 2 am and you are finished and now counting the hours you have left to sleep until you have to wake up for work the next day. (I may or may not have done this..)
What helped me the most in understanding the book was knowing who played the character is the HBO series that was created for this book. So for those of you who don’t know let me tell you who plays who. Reese Witherspoon plays Madeline, Celeste is played by Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley as Jane. I loved this book for so many reasons but mostly because it kept me guessing up until the last couple chapters. I talk to my boyfriend (Colton) about all the books I’m reading to try to help me solve it before I get to the end and this one had us all the way to the end. This book deserves nothing less than 5 stars and I would recommend to anyone!!
** For those who haven’t read, spoilers in the following paragraphs**
I wish I could have written a spoiler free review but I just loved BLL and would love discussions about it so that I know your guy’s thoughts and opinions on this book. A couple chapters in and most of the book I totally thought this was going to be about Ziggy (Jane’s son) being a weird/ kid killer. I was way off (maybe next book idea, hmm) but I am so glad it wasn’t because the fact that the author took the most caring and innocent (although a little odd) character and made her the killer… I was SHOOK. I mean honestly, did anyone see that coming? I thought it was going to be Madeline because she was a fireball of a woman but Bonnie? Girl, yes! Liane Moriarty hit it out of the park with this book. I mean why else would it be turned into a short series on HBO, amiright? Can’t wait to pick another one of her books and let you guys know what I think!!