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A Faint Cold Fear Audiobook

A Faint Cold Fear

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Publisher's Summary

Gillian Flynn says, "Karin Slaughter is simply one of the best thriller writers working today."

An apparent student suicide has brought medical examiner Sara Linton to the local college campus, along with her ex-husband, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. But a horribly mutilated corpse yields up few answers. And a suspicious rash of subsequent "suicides" suggests that a different kind of terror is stalking the youth of Heartsdale, Georgia - a nightmare that is coming to prey on Sara Linton's loved ones.

A small town is being transformed into a killing ground. And the key to a sadistic murderer's motive and identity may be held in the unsteady hands of a campus security guard - a former police detective driven from the force by the hellish memories that will never leave her. Lena Adams survived the unthinkable and has paid a devastating price. Now the survival of future victims may depend upon her.... when she can barely protect herself.

©2003 Karin Slaughter (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Chris WEST BYFLEET, United Kingdom 02/12/2016
    Chris WEST BYFLEET, United Kingdom 02/12/2016 Member Since 2013
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    "Good Story"

    I have listened to these out of order, and I do prefer the Will Trent books, but this is good, with the usual frightening story line. Good Narrator. I will probably listen to all of the books eventually, even listening to them out of order does not affect the good writing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Wayne
    Matthews, NC
    12/02/16
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    "Great dark thriller!"

    A Faint Cold Fear, released in 2003, is Book 3 in Karin Slaughter's Grant County series. The primary character in all books in the series is physician Sara Linton. Other repeating major characters in the Grant County series include Sara's ex-husband and current boyfriend Chief of Police Jeffrey Tolliver, cop Lena Adams who has great talent but tends to be self destructive, Sara's younger sister Tessa Linton who is pregnant in this book and is victim of a knife attack, Sara's mother Cathy Linton, and Sara's dad Eddie Linton. Sara is a pediatrician who also serves as medical examiner.

    This book tends to be gory and the language is crude. The first murder of a local college student is set up by the killer to appear to be a suicide. Tessa Linton is then gravely injured in a knife attack and other murders follow. Sara and Jeffrey work together to find the person responsible for the crime wave.

    For those not familiar with Karin Slaughter, her novels read like a combination of Lisa Gardner and Patricia Cornwell. Slaughter is one of favorite authors. All of her novels are set in Georgia.

    Very highly recommended!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Katryn Fernald
    30/06/16
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    "Horrible narrator"

    I couldn't even get into it because of the narrators tone at the end of EVERY sentence.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    02/02/16
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    "Not Karin Slaughter's best"

    This book was a lot more about Lena, one of the most annoying and unappealing characters I've ever encountered, than the murders. It was as if everyone else was just clutter. Disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Alison
    MOUNT WOLF, PA, United States
    22/11/15
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    "Too Many Holes"
    Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Kathleen Early?

    Yes I would try another. This was my 2nd book and I look for both the author and narrator.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    There were too many holes. What ever happened to Ethan...there seemed to be something between Jeffrey, Sara and Lena.....but it was hinted at, but never developed.


    Which character – as performed by Kathleen Early – was your favorite?

    Sara was my favorite. She's smart...not a dummy (meaning keep doing the same things over and over again...not falling for the past guy, etc)


    Did A Faint Cold Fear inspire you to do anything?

    No...


    Any additional comments?

    I just wish they would have developed the relationship between Jeffrey, Sara and Lena more. There was a significant plot twist that even I didn't see coming....one of those OHHHHH (mouth-open) moments.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Nathan
    11/03/15
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    "Great performance"

    As stated above this was a great performance by all involved. Ms Slaughter keeps you guessing and the reading is on the point. Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing the next book by Ms Slaughter.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Judy Fletcher
    Missouri, USA
    05/11/16
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    "A GREAT BOOK"

    I have listened to this book several times and will continue to enjoy it. I do not get bored with it and look forward to it playing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Teens
    03/10/16
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    "Love this author but the narrator needs coaching"

    I have listened to a number of KS books and read many more before using audio books. The narrator has a problem pronouncing the W sound - she seems to whistle it and it is beyond irritating. In every single book. Voice coaching would go a long way because apart from this she really does a great job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer S. Berven
    07/08/16
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    "another good one"

    really like this series. I like that everything doesn't get wrapped up all pretty at the end. though I am not sure Leena can take much more but I love her stubborn spirit

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • leigh
    28/04/16
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    "Excellent series so far"

    I accidentally read the will Trent series before the grant county series. I wish I would have read these first so that I had the great character development but I am still happy to read and listen to this series now. I find slaughters writing to be very basic and self explanatory but when I want to just fall away in the story line this is perfect for me. She paints wonderful pictures of the characters and scenes (good or bad). I like to have a long series of easy reads!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Bartonville, TX
    14/04/16
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    "A little off course"

    Karin Slaughters Grant County series is very good but, in my opinion, not as good as her Will Trent series. This book is proof of that.

    Sarah, a medical examiner arrives on a murder scene and while she is examining the victim her pregnant sister, who she brought to the scene, wonders away from her car and is brutally attacked. What? A bit far fetched, but wait it gets worse. Lena, (a former detective and colleague of, Jeffery, the lead detective on the case and Sarah's ex-husband), just happens to work for the nearby college as a security guard and try's miserably to conduct her own investigation. She can't even navigate her own messed up existence after the brutal attack she experienced a year ago.

    Please don't get me wrong, KS is an excellent writer, but this addition to this series was all over the place, not her best. I think she did pull it together in the end and left us with a "what the heck" ending, which is why the four stars, but a few of these characters are becoming a little ridiculous. I am hoping she reins in the soap opera dialogue between these three and gets back on track with the next in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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