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A Faint Cold Fear.

A Faint Cold Fear

Karin Slaughter


Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

ISBN: 0060534052 $7.99 422 pages

Slaughter writes hard edge suspense. 'A Faint Cold Fear' continues the storyline she previously started with medical examiner Sara Linton. The writing is raw, the story complex, and the suspense non-stop. Slaughter hasn't developed a smooth style of storytelling. The reader will need to overlook the roughness but the story is strong enough to carry the reader past the problem.

Sara is called to a possible suicide at Grant College. Her pregnant sister, Tessa, rides along under the condition she stays in the car. While Sara examines the body with her ex-husband and police chief, Jeffery, Tessa is brutally attacked. Occupied with her viciously attacked sister, Sara tries to autopsy the bodies that keep coming from the college campus. Murder and secrets seem to be the main classes taught at Grant College.

If you like the hard edge female medical examiner mysteries, you will like 'A Faint Cold Fear.' It isn't the best you can find in the genre but it is better than the average. The tale is a little confusing and weak in characterization but it will grab you by the neck and drag you to the final page. If the blood and guts doesn't bother you, 'A Faint Cold Fear' is a highly recommended suspense.

S.A. Gorden, Reviewer
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Author:Gorden, S.A.
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Date:Dec 1, 2004
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