Beyond Reach

Beyond Reach

by Karin Slaughter
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Overview

Beyond Reach by Karin Slaughter

In a small Georgia town, Detective Lena Adams is accused of a vicious murder. A hundred miles away, Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver learns that his young detective has been arrested. And Jeffrey’s wife, pediatrician and medical examiner Sara Linton, fighting a heartbreaking malpractice suit, is thrust into the center of a bizarre and murderous case.
 
For Lena has fled to the place where she grew up, careening back through the shadows of her past. Now only Jeffrey and Sara can free Lena from the web of lies that has trapped her—as this powerful novel races toward its shattering climax and a final, unforgettable twist.
 
Praise for Karin Slaughter and Beyond Reach
 
“Will leave you breathless.”USA Today
 
“Slaughter writes with a razor.”The Plain Dealer
 
“Slaughter will have you on the edge of your seat.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
 
“Powerful and complex . . . Slaughter gradually unspools her fascinating story, all the way up to its shocking conclusion.”—Chicago Sun-Times

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440242932
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/29/2008
Series: Grant County Series , #6
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 571,210
Product dimensions: 4.32(w) x 6.94(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including Cop Town, Unseen, Criminal, Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless, and the e-original short stories “Snatched” and “Busted.” She is a native of Georgia.

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Beyond Reach 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 365 reviews.
MickeyMod More than 1 year ago
Karin Slaughter is on my top 10 favorite authors, but Beyond Reach was such a let down. It was like she was getting bored with the series and slapped enough crap on the pages to make it novel lenghth to end the series and put a fork in it. It took me forever to get through this book then the ending just confirmed my dislike for it. I suggest reading the whole series because it truely is out standing, then when you get to Beyond Reach, toss it in the trash and think of how you would have liked it to end because i guarante this was not it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this was the worst of the grant county series.it left me depressed and sad.if you are a reader who enjoys the relationship between sara and jeffery dont read this book.not only was this book confusing and difficult to follow the ending was ridiculous. maybe she can redeem herself with the whole last two pages being staged or it was a dream. if not i will not be reading anymore of the books in this series.this was a very bad decision on the part of karin slaughter.
Carey Gaukler More than 1 year ago
After reading the entire series in less than a week and enjoying Slaughter's writing, I found myself confused with all the jumps from past to present throughout this book. The tragic ending will no doubt loose Slaughter fans, this one included.
JeaneAR More than 1 year ago
Well, I do sometimes. For bargain books anyway. But I seriously doubt whether Karin Slaughter does and even if she does I doubt she makes any artistic decisions based on what B&N readers think. So..I read this book just I had read the other Sara-Jeffrey books, and like many others I didn't see the ending coming at all. Furthermore, it pissed me off. It was like standing around the campfire, singing We Are the World and suddenly an AK-47 opens up and all of sudden body parts are flying everywhere. Actually, that's a pretty good analogy, if you think about Sara finding Jeffrey's detached arm still hanging onto the mailbox. Or maybe it wasn't his arm. It's been a while since I read it. One thing I know from 60 yrs of reading and teaching writing and literature at a university for 23 yrs---if you fall in love with a writer and most of us do at some point---you can be sure that eventually, just as in real life love affairs, that writer will do something that will have you throwing the book across the room and vowing never to read him/her again. It happened to me with John Connoley (Charlie Parker mysteries) when he wrote that loathsome "THe Book of Lost Things," and China Mieville's ridiculous "Lun Un Dun," Michael Gruber's "The Forgery of Venus," and even one of my favorite writers, Vernor Vinge abssymal, "The End of the Rainbow," or maybe it was Rainbow's End. Who knows? You can love everything the person writes...for a while. It's a little like life, I guess. I suppose Karin Slaughter will get old readers back with her new book, and even if she doesn't, she'll get new readers. I don't know where I fall yet. There are a lot of books out there. So many books, so little time.
Mseer More than 1 year ago
Waste of money, waste of my time to read and get involved in.   For those that say it bad stuff happens in real life.  Yea, got that, but this is supposed to be for my enjoyment?  Will not read another Karen Slaughter book.  Feel like the whole series was a waste of my time.
jillecakes More than 1 year ago
I will brief and say that I enjoyed the book, up until the last page. At that point, I was so disgusted with the ending that I couldn't believe I had just wasted 2 days reading this book,
belle-catson More than 1 year ago
Fair, not the best book by Slaughter,
christytilleryfrench More than 1 year ago
Pediatrician/medical examiner Sara Linton is reeling from a vicious malpractice suit and having to close her clinic when her husband, police chief Jeffrey Tollier, receives word that Lena Adams, one of his detectives, has been arrested in Reese, GA. Sara accompanies Jeffrey to the small, backwater town. When they arrive, Lena uses Sara to escape and from that point on manages to stay one step ahead of Jeffrey and the sheriff of Reese. As Jeffrey tries to find Lena, bodies pile up and he and Sara find their own lives threatened. Meanwhile, Lena is trying to locate her Uncle Hank and the man he claims killed her mother when she stumbles upon a group of white supremacists who deal in meth trafficking. This sixth installment of the Grant County, GA crime series is as gritty and realistic as real life. Slaughter touches upon the devastating effects of methamphetamine on its users and the vicious cruelty of its makers and traffickers. Slaughter adroitly leads the reader through two investigations: Lena as she tracks her uncle and tries to find out what really happened to her mother, and Jeffrey and Sara as they search for Lena. Slaughter provides an ending which is unexpected and which some readers will find traumatic and unsettling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wasn't worth the effort. The story was just mediocre and then the ending was horrible. I won't be reading anymore of this author's books.
MyBad11 More than 1 year ago
After devoting my time and money on this entire series, I won't be wasting my time on this author again. What a crappy to end this series. When I read a book, if the characters aren't likable I don't keep reading. When I invest this much in a series, I expect a more satisfying ending. This author has lost me as a reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time I've read this author's works. I hated this ending so much, I will never get anything by this author again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first book from the Grant County series and was hooked. I bought all of them and couldnt stop reading. I was very disapointed in the ending "twist" after becoming so invested in this series and the characters. I cant believe thats what fans were left with. Horrible.
sassypickle More than 1 year ago
Beyond Reach was, by far, my least favorite of all books from the Grant County series. The sudden "twist" at the end was unwelcome and disappointing. Was this really the ending to the Grant County series? I really liked Jeffrey but Lena...not so much - she's overly annoying. Lena has seen her share of brutal murders, so why was she suddenly such a terrified mute in this book? The only reason I finished Beyond Reach was Ms. Slaughter's writing - it's sharp, clear, fast-paced; however, the story was derailed catastrophically.
redhddgrl More than 1 year ago
if i could do it all over again, i wouldn't buy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of Karin Slaughter's books until now -- The last 2 pages of BEYOND REACH were unbelievably disappointing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There was nothing about this book that I didn't love. The dialog, characters, and the crime were all perfect. The ending of the book might have killed any respect I had for the series.
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Love them all!!
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Dissapointed with the ending
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This plot is so dumb, it's silly. Boring, hard to care for the one dimensional characters of Jeff and Sara.
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