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Beyond reach, Karin Slaughter

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Beyond reach
Title
Beyond reach
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Karin Slaughter
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Skin privilege
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eng
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Review
  • After producing last year's stand-alone thriller TripTych, Slaughter returns with the sixth entry in the series that has propelled her onto best-seller lists. The Grant County novels, featuring pediatrician/medical examiner Sara Linton, her police chief husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, and Detective Lena Adams, combine suspenseful plots, gritty social realism, and graphic forensic detail. Here Lena returns to the poverty-stricken rural backwater where she was raised to check on her uncle Hank, the tactiturn reformed junkie who raised her after her mother died. What she finds is a town decimated by methamphetamine addiction (including her long sober uncle), with the drug dealing controlled by skinheads and abetted by a corrupt sheriff's department. When she is forced to watch as her former childhood friend and neighbor, who has long battled addiction, is set on fire, she shuts down, convinced that her best recourse is to keep her mouth shut even as the local sheriff tries to get her to talk. That's when Jeffrey gets the call that his detective has been arrested. He and Sara, who is drained from fighting a grueling medical malpractice suit, are immediately drawn into the investigation, which leads to surprising revelations about some of the town's most upstanding citizens. In addition, Slaughter throws in a shocker of an ending that has serious implications for the future of the series. Slaughter's latest page-turner offers both wrenching emotional highs and lows and a gripping plot, but what gives it emotional heft is its unwavering focus on the grim social ills of the rural South. -- Wilkinson, Joanne (Reviewed 06-01-2007) (Booklist, vol 103, number 19, p4)
  • /* Starred Review */ At the start of bestseller Slaughter's bone-chilling sixth thriller in her Grant County, Ga., crime series (after 2005's Faithless ), Dr. Sara Linton, the county's resident pediatrician and medical examiner, is mired in a devastating lawsuit, accused by grieving parents of indirectly causing the death of their terminally ill son. Then Sara and her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, must travel to rural Reese, Ga., where Lena Adams, Jeffrey's often reckless detective, has been injured in an explosion that killed a local woman. Lena's mysterious escape from the hospital plunges her, Sara and Jeffrey into a dangerous web of meth trafficking, white supremacy groups and long-buried family secrets. Expertly shifting back and forth in both time and point of view, Slaughter builds the suspense to a perfect crescendo, connecting every loose plot strand in a devastating and unforgettable climax. With methamphetamine use on the rise in the country, Slaughter's unflinching portrayal of lives ruined by the drug make her latest a timely and unsettling read. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 11, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 24, p38)
  • Slaughter returns from a stand-alone (Triptych, 2006) to the adventures of Medical Examiner Sara Linton and Det. Lena Adams, in a case that feels more like a chapter in an ongoing family saga than a discrete novel.Little does Dr. Sara Linton, remarried to her ex, Grant County (Georgia) Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver, know that the day she's deposed concerning her responsibility for the death of cancer-stricken Jimmy Powell, 12, will be the most relaxing day of her week. Bad-girl Lena has been arrested for murder after the Elawah County police found her on the scene of an exploding Cadillac with a dead woman inside. Once Sara and Jeffrey arrive, Lena escapes, leaving Sara holding the bag. The violence, evidently set off by the Brotherhood of the True White Skin, swiftly envelops the uncle who raised Lena, long-time methamphetamine addict Hank Norton; her mother Angela Adams, who didn't die in childbirth after all; and the friends of her murdered twin Sibyl. In fact, it's hard to find a pair of clean hands in Lena's family, or, indeed, in Elawah County, and after a while you may give up trying to assign guilt and just wait in exhaustion for the whole mess, powered by Slaughter's nonstop intensity, to just burn itself out.As if Lena and Sara hadn't been through enough, the fadeout suggests that they're not going to get much respite in between books either. (Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2007)
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170432
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1971-
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Slaughter, Karin
Index
no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Grant County series
Series volume
0006
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  • Linton, Sara (Fictitious character)
  • Tolliver, Jeffrey (Fictitious character)
  • Women physicians
  • Police chiefs
  • White supremacy movements
  • Wrongful death
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
Label
Beyond reach, Karin Slaughter
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Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
404 p.
Isbn
9780385339476
Lccn
2007009359
Note
Also available in book club edition: 404 p. ; 22 cm.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o86090298
  • (OCoLC)86090298
Label
Beyond reach, Karin Slaughter
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
404 p.
Isbn
9780385339476
Lccn
2007009359
Note
Also available in book club edition: 404 p. ; 22 cm.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o86090298
  • (OCoLC)86090298

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