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Beyond Reach

A book by Karin Slaughter

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UNFREAKIN BELIEVABLE - SPOILERS, SPOILERS

  • Jun 23, 2010
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I am an avid reader. I have read just about all of the mystery series there are.... I have read thousands and thousands of books in my life.I  was so excited when, at the library preparing for spring break, I picked up a book by Karin Slaughter and found it riveting and gory beyond other books I had read - she truly has a sick imagination and I  loved it. So I settled down to spend ten days reading all her books while at the beach over spring break. I was enjoying myself - truly, her books have no competition in the sick-things-people-do-to-each-other category. (Stab a woman in the stomach and then rape her in the stab wound, anybody? Sara's eight months pregnant sister getting stabbed in the abdomen, goodbye, baby? Lena get kidnapped and repeatedly raped by a pharmacist who uses drugs to make her like it? ) Some times I was embarrassed about the things she went into detail about, but I really got into the Sara-Jeffrey-Lena storyline. I did not like Lena. I did like Sara and Jeffery, and I was happy when they finally resolved their differences over the series of books and got back together.

In my opinion, Jeffrey was the primary character in the series. It started out from his point of view, I thought. He had thoughts about both Sara's and Lena's characters. He was  good man, down to the core. It was very satisfying to me when he and Sara got back together. Sara, too, is a good character on the whole. Lena, not so much. She is weak and bitter and hangs out with criminals. Causes lots of problems.

I literally threw this book across the room when I got to the last page. I have never been so angry at an author, ever. It made me think of the movie, "Misery," with a bit more understanding. I had never gone online before to see what other people thought about a book's ending, but I did this time. I was not the only one who felt this way. The author had a stupid online apology for what she did, but stated she had to do it, even though it made her cry, too. Baaaaaa. Won't read anymore of her books.

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review by . June 03, 2009
Pediatrician/medical examiner Sara Linton is reeling from a vicious malpractice suit and having to close her clinic when her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tollier, receives word that Lena Adams, one of his detectives, has been arrested in Reese, GA. Sara accompanies Jeffrey to the small, backwater town. When they arrive, Lena uses Sara to escape and from that point on manages to stay one step ahead of Jeffrey and the sheriff of Reese. As Jeffrey tries to find Lena, bodies pile up and he and Sara …
review by . June 03, 2009
Pediatrician/medical examiner Sara Linton is reeling from a vicious malpractice suit and having to close her clinic when her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tollier, receives word that Lena Adams, one of his detectives, has been arrested in Reese, GA. Sara accompanies Jeffrey to the small, backwater town. When they arrive, Lena uses Sara to escape and from that point on manages to stay one step ahead of Jeffrey and the sheriff of Reese. As Jeffrey tries to find Lena, bodies pile up and he and Sara …
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ISBN-10: 0440242932
ISBN-13: 978-0440242932
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: Dell

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