My review of Kisscut by Karin Slaughter
Blurb from the back cover
When a teenage quarrel in the small town of Heartsdale explodes into a deadly shoot out, Sara Linton - paediatrician and medical examiner - finds herself entangled in a horrific tragedy. And what seems at first to be a terrible but individual catastrophe proves to have wider implications when the autopsy reveals evidence of long-term abuse and ritualistic self-mutilation.
Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver start to investigate, but the children surrounding the victim close ranks. The families turn their backs. Then a young girl is abducted, and it becomes clear that the first death is linked to an even more brutal crime. And unless Sara and Jeffrey can uncover the deadly secrets the children hide, it's going to happen again...
My thoughts on the book
The book is very cleverly written, with a lot of twists, turns and red herrings along the way. There's plenty of tension both on and off the job. There's a lot going on, more than enough to keep you entertained, but not so much so you get lost. Very engaging, I couldn't wait to see how the book ended!
Conclusion and rating
I really enjoyed this book. Karin Slaughter is a superb writer, who knows how to build the tension up and never let off! She writes in a way that allows you to feel the characters frustrations, pain and victories along with them! Highly recommended! 5/5
Have you read this book? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!