A Faint Cold Fear by Karin Slaughter
Series: Grant County #3
Deborah Hazlett - Narrator
Audiobook, Duration: 12:12:29
Published August 2nd, 2006 by BBC Audiobooks America
Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, GA, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body offers few clues - and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal - but for Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, things don't add up. As Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a security guard on campus, may be in possession of crucial information. But bruised and angered by her expulsion from the force, Lena seems barely capable of protecting herself, let alone saving the next victim…
Dr. Sarah Linton is called to the scene of an apparent student suicide and allows her pregnant sister, Tessa, to accompany her. While Sara is examining the victim, Tessa, wonders from the car and is brutally attacked in the woods. What happens next sets off a series of tragic and mysterious events that calls into question whether the dead student was a suicide.
Lena, ex-detective, works for the nearby college as a security guard and is trying terribly to conduct her own investigation. Lena becomes involved in another death on-campus, while starting an abusive relationship with another student (who happens to have an extensive rap sheet). Lena is a mess and can’t get it together, she is working for a man she despises, drinking too much, and becoming self-destructive. Jeffrey doesn't help matters where she is concerned, she is rude and argumentative towards him.
A Faint Cold Fear had a different feel from the previous books in the series. It started good and then it became more focused on the characters than it was on the murder, which I had mixed feelings about. I’m going through the entire series with these characters and of course I want to read about them, I just felt it was too much in one book. I do like reading from Sara and Jeffrey’s viewpoint, but those two need to get on the same page with their relationship. It saddened me when Sara’s family shut her out after Tessa was attacked. Lena’s viewpoint drove me insane. She made so many mistakes in this book and is turning into a character that I dislike. This book wasn’t my favorite, but I will continue with the series.
Happy Reading -J