Gillian Flynn says, "Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today."
A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it's only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer's twisted work becomes clear.
Sara's ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, leads the investigation—a trail of terror that grows increasingly macabre when another local woman is found crucified a few days later. But he's got more than a sadistic serial killer on his hands, for the county's sole female detective, Lena Adams—the first victim's sister—want to serve her own justice.
But it is Sara who holds the key to finding the killer. A secret from her past could unmask the brilliantly malevolent psychopath .. or mean her death.
"A debut of rare quality that grips like a vise from the first page."--Val McDermid, author of Place of Execution
"Karin Slaughter's debut is taut, mean, nasty and bloody well written."--Stella Duffy, author of Beneath the Blonde
"Blindsighted is an extraordinary debut. Slaughter has created a ferociously taut and terrifying story."--Denise Mina, author of Garnethill and Exile
"What a terrifying book! Disturbing, original, haunting."--Ellen Conford
"Gruesome forensics, inventive plotting, strong/imperiled heroine . . . Perfect escapist fare."--Kirkus Reviews
"Engaging...marks the debut of a promising young author."--Publishers Weekly
"An extremely mature first novel, with well-developed characters and a finely tuned plot."--Library Journal
"An unflinching suspense thriller . . . Blindsighted is a promising debut, and Karin Slaughter is a novelist to watch."--George P. Pelecanos, author of Right as Rain
"Excellent . . . and a plot with enough twists and shocks to keep you turning the pages."--Peter Robinson, author of In a Dry Season
"Shockingly good . . . beautifully and believably rendered. Slaughter may very well be the next Thomas Harris."--Laura Lippman, author of The Sugar House
"This is storytelling at its finest, written in perfect pitch. A scary, sure-fire winner."--John Westermann, author of Exit Wounds
"Pitch perfect. Karin Slaughter is a new force to be reckoned with."--Steve Hamilton, author of A Cold Day in Paradise
"Blindsighted is everything a book should be, and Karin Slaughter is a significant new voice in American crime fiction."--Jane Haddam, author of True Believers
"A very promising debut by a very talented writer. I recommend it highly."--Deadly Pleasures magazine
"Scary, shocking and perfectly suspenseful... Will propel the Georgia native right onto the 'must read' list for suspense fans."--BookPage
"An accomplished first novel...[with] a riveting plot."--Booklist