Dec 10, 2015

Faithless by Karin Slaughter

Faithless (Grant County, #5)Faithless by Karin Slaughter
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Let me admit... this is the only book I read of this author. Which also means, I haven't read any other Grant County books. I didn't even know that this is series book till I finished the book and reached the Author interview at the back.

In all fairness, throughout the book I did keep feeling that there's a larger plot that I'm missing out on. The characters couldn't reach me because they are always carried forward from an earlier "to be continued" narrative. And that ticks me off. This isn't my first experience at reading a book out of sequence, but this is the first one that I regretted reading.

The story is nice, but it didn't leave any impact on me. As a reader, it failed to connect I believe, if I look at the actual crime story in the holds up good. The additional information, about Sara and her ex-non-ex husband, Lenna and all others... is really distracting without adding anything to the current storyline. Ofcourse those who have read the earlier one's the additional information matters and makes sense.

Despite the core story of the novel, being a good one; I found the narrative lacking. The development of the story sometimes feels like having given lesser importance than the background / additional 'to be cntd' stuff. The events even when they have the potential to be shocking, unfold in the most un-shockingly manner. The climax of the whole novel is kind of better, however the motive of the perpetrator is simply too shaky to truly believe or agree on. Especially the link / relationship between the perpetrator and his lieutenant is really the point of being unimpressive. I still don't know why they both worked together, and how could they do all that they did. Doesn't make sense. It should've been elaborated further.

Author has some really rave reviews and I was kind of hoping to find a new author to add to my reliable authors list... She did seem like a good choice....Sad thing is... reading this one, I don't think I want to read the rest of the series.

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