My Holiday Readings: Karin Slaughter and Liz Jensen

Karin Slaughter – Cop Town & Blindsighted

Cop Town

Blurb: Atlanta, 1974: As a brutal murder and a furious manhunt rock the city’s police department, Kate Murphy wonders if her first day on the job will also be her last. She’s determined to defy her privileged background by making her own way—wearing a badge and carrying a gun. But for a beautiful young woman, life will be anything but easy in the macho world of the Atlanta PD… – Goodreads

I did like this story. It was a solid detective novel which was hard to put down at times, however it didn’t blow me away. I had a lot of suspicions as I read the book, a lot of which turned out to be the sneaky twist inserted by Karin Slaughter.
An average read. 3/5.

Blindsighted

Blurb: A small Georgia town erupts in panic when a young college professor is found brutally mutilated in the local diner. But it’s only when town pediatrician and coroner Sara Linton does the autopsy that the full extent of the killer’s twisted work becomes clear.

A typical Karin Slaughter novel in all the right ways. This was much better than Cop Town in my opinion, but I thought that it was slightly too graphic and violent. The murder at the beginning of the book is certainly not a murder for the faint hearted to read. It did affect me in such a way that it had me thinking and imagining the feelings and the pain of the murder itself; I often thought about the circumstances and imagined how it would feel.
It was a good book with a good set of twists and turns and an element of difference throughout the book. I thought that it was a little too graphic at the beginning, but still had me wanting to read more. 4/5

Liz Jensen – The Rapture

Blurb: It is a June unlike any other before, with temperatures soaring to asphyxiating heights. All across the world, freak weather patterns—and the life-shattering catastrophes they entail—have become the norm. The twenty-first century has entered a new phase.

I liked the characterisation in this, and I enjoyed following the story of Gabrielle and Bethany; I liked the relationship between them too. Although not always pleasant, you could tell that Gabrielle did care about Bethany.
I feel that to enjoy this book you have to be in the right mind set. You need to be open minded and accepting of Bethany.
Overall it had many questions form as you progressed through the book, and it certainly got you contemplating throughout the book.
A decent read, I would give it a 3.5/5

I would probably recommend Blindsighted and The Rapture to friends, and potentially Cop Town if you’re a fan of detective kind of novels.

If you’ve read them, do not hesitate to let me know what you thought of them.

Endurance has an average 4 stars on Amazon UK

Endurance was given a new 4 star rating on Amazon.co.uk to give it an average of 4 out of 5 stars on Amazon UK.

Positive Reviews for Endurance… So far!

I have got some positive reviews for Endurance so far. So glad to see that people out there are enjoying it.

I would appreciate as many reviews as possible. So if YOU have read Endurance, then why not post a review on it’s Amazon, Barnes and Noble or The Book Depository page, or all three? I would really appreciate as much feedback as possible. Like I said in my previous post, it doesn’t matter if you’re not a professional reviewer, everyone’s opinion counts in my eyes. It would allow me to improve and please more people with my novels in the future.

So don’t be shy of reviewing, have a go at it. Rate it out of 5 stars and write what you thought of it on either Amazon, Barnes and Noble or The Book Depository or put the same review on all three websites!

If you haven’t bought the book yet, please buy it and then review it. It’s available as eBook and paperback on any Amazon site. Paperback on Barnes and Noble, Super Book Deals and The Book Depository.

Endurance