Blindsighted Book Summary and Study Guide

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When county coroner Dr. Sara Linton finds a local professor in the stall of the diner, brutally raped and bleeding to death from the cross carved into her chest, it pounds memories she'd rather forget back into her mind. Forced to work with her ex-husband, chief of police Jeffrey Tolliver, Sara also forces her personal crisis to the back burner. Then another girl is found, and Sara begins to wonder if her own attack isn't related to these new ones.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sarrah

Women are found raped and left for dead by a serial killer. The local coroner is trying to help the police in determining the killer's identity. There are several twists and turns in the book. The subplot deals with the relationships of: (1) the coroner, who is divorced from the chief of police (there are underlying emotional and sexual issues between the two of them) and (2) one of the detectives, whose twin sister was the first victim. It is very intense and not recommended for those who scare easily. The killer isn't revealed until the very end and shocked me (did not suspect this person AT ALL). I couldn't put this book down! A fantastic debut by a promising author.
The review of this Book prepared by Eileen Silverstein

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Big focus on forensic evidence    -   Big focus on autopsies Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, American Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   dumb rednecks, like Gomer Pyle    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity    -   rape (yeech!) A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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