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ISBN : 9780385339452
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Number of Pages : 410 Pages
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Faithless Reviews

  • Jonetta
    2019-04-21 08:09

    Jeffrey and Sara are walking through the woods near her home when they stumbled upon a pipe coming up from underneath the ground. What lay beneath was heartbreaking, leading them into an investigation of a family who seems to have plenty of secrets. They're also leaders of a religious lifestyle that appears cult like. This was a disturbing story that also explores the subject of domestic abuse. The investigation took some interesting turns, even though the field of suspects was narrow. Typical of this series, the story ends on a surprising and ominous note. I couldn't put this one down and am diving right into the final book.

  • Mo
    2019-04-02 03:58

    This was another roller coaster. Sometimes hard to keep track of all the characters. With each book, Jeffrey and Sara are growing on me. I love that they are not the perfect couple. They argue. Her parents are great too. Lena, I don't know if she will ever have a Happy Ever After.Some parts of this book were quite heartbreaking. Terri, my heart bled for her.Off to review the last in the series!!

  • Mary Beth
    2019-03-28 05:47

    I love Karin Slaughter, and I really love this series!

  • Melissa
    2019-04-03 07:00

    It may have taken we awhile to finish this book, but that had nothing to do with the story. Although the story line was disturbing, I enjoyed the telling of it. Sara and Jeffrey have an amazing relationship. They have been through so much and yet continue to stick together. This book centered around a sort of church cult and it makes you wonder about the non-fiction churches out there. The treatment the girls endured was awful. I was able to determine who the "bad guy" was long before Sara and Jeff, but it didn't ruin the story. I am a bit sick of Lena, though. She continues to act so strong yet so weak and it gets irritating. Hopefully things will look up in the next book.

  • Paula Kalin
    2019-04-20 00:43

    This is the first I've read of any Karin Slaughter books. Quite a few GR friends are reading her thrillers so when I saw this audio book at the library I grabbed it on a whim. Faithless is #5 in the series about victims getting buried alive with a religious twist. I realized as I listened to the book that a lot had happened in the previous 4 books in the series that I should have read first.I like the main characters, Sara and Jeffrey. There are so many characters, however, that it's hard to keep track of them all. I did like the plot, but felt the book was too wordy and could have used some editing. "I'm sorry" was said quite too frequently.Good enough that I will start with the first in the series.3.5 out of 5 stars.

  • Kate
    2019-04-11 02:45

    5 stars! I LOVE THIS SERIES! Once again Karin Slaughter starts off with a bang in Faithless and I couldn’t stop until I was done. I was happy we got to see Sara and Jeffrey’s relationship progress in this one. Another thing that I would like to note is how close Nan and Lena have become. I think watching their relationship form and grow has been great. They both loved Sybil and to see them living together and becoming friends I think has been really great. I also would like to say how much I think Lena has grown throughout the series and especially in this book. She has been through SO much and I think Jeffrey needs her on the force just as bad as she needs to be on the force. They have that love/hate brother sister relationship that is humorous but serious and Slaughter does a great job at showing how Lena has grown not only on her own but with Jeffrey as well. I cannot say enough positive things about this series. It has taken the #1 spot on my favorite series list and I think anyone who loves a good crime thriller should definitely take the time to read this series! Can’t wait to start the next one!

  • Brenda H
    2019-04-04 02:51

    Faithless, the 5th book in the Grant County series by Karin Slaughter, is centered around Jeffrey Tolliver, the County Sheriff and Sara Linton, the County’s ME and local pediatrician (as well as Jeffrey’s ex-wife and current lover).Jeffrey and Sara are out walking in the woods when Jeffrey gives Sara shocking news. Feeling betrayed, the upset Sara takes off at a fast pace toward home. While trying to catch up to Sara, Jeffrey trips over a pipe in the ground….The pipe leads to a victim who had been buried in the ground alive and then killed in a horrific manner, while trapped.The investigation into the victim’s death leads Jeffrey and Sara down a trail that has many shocking surprises and discoveries as well as opening wounds that were best left in the past.Faithless is another fine entry in this series that I have enjoyed. The only serious downside to me in this particular book is that the narrator was changed for the audio book. Rather than Kathleen Early who has been great for the first 4 books, the narrator was Clarinda Ross. While Ross did a good job, I didn’t feel that she was at the same level as Early and the extreme difference in voice and delivery took me out of the story more than once as I compared the two narrators.I am looking forward to the 6th and final book in the series.Rating: 4 Stars

  • Donna
    2019-04-03 07:01

    This book by Karin Slaughter might be my favorite one so far. I've read quite a few of her books and even a novella or two. Her books are often heavy on violence towards women. This book also possessed that same thread. But I feel that was balanced by everything else. It didn't feel like the often abused 'shock and awe' trick I dislike. There were a few different threads woven into the plot and I liked that. She also does a great job with her characters. Not only are they well drawn, but they also progress and change, even if it is just a little. Another thing I love, is that the evil doers usually meet a satisfying end. So 4 stars for this one.

  • Asheley
    2019-03-28 01:58

    4.5/5 - This rating does not include the audiobook, which I am not rating at this time. I have some thoughts about that at the bottom of this review if you are interested._I feel a little bit mixed up after Faithless. On the one hand, Faithless is not my favorite in the series in terms of crimes and police procedure. But it isn’t my least favorite either. On the other hand: THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED FROM SARA AND JEFFREY AND EVEN LENA! So this is my reason for a 4.5/5 rating - I would rate this a 5 for characterization but a 4 for the actual crime portion of the book. I’m terrified to keep going into the last book in this series because I really like where these characters find themselves at the end of Faithless. I feel like Sara and Jeffrey can breathe a little bit in their relationship. And I feel like Lena has made some progress with her...extremely complex situation. Or at least I hope so? I maintain my claim that Lena is the wild card in this series.I don’t want to spoil anything at all for this book, but I loved the religious tone that was given to the crimes and to the religious group that made up the pool of suspects. I tend to enjoy unusual or extreme religious characters; having them a part of this story took my mind down several possible paths as I tried to figure out who committed the crimes and why. Naturally, I was wrong about the whodunnit - I never guess correctly. But I had fun trying to figure things out.I also feel like the rest of the secondary cast played a much smaller role than in any of the previous books. I'll say again that I'm very nervous going into the sixth and final book in the Grant County Series, especially with the (!!!) set-up that Karin Slaughter gave us on the literal last page of this novel. She has done that several times before now in this series. It isn’t what I would call a cliffhanger ending, but HOLY MOLY, I am left sweating when I consider the possibilities of what could be ahead for these characters that I love so much. Audiobook Notes: As is my norm with this series, I excitedly borrowed the Faithless by Karin Slaughter audiobook from my local digital library because Kathleen Early IS the Grant County Series and I don't even want to imagine these books without her reading them to me. SHE IS SARA LINTON, OKAY? Imagine my surprise when I started the audiobook and five books into the series, we have a new narrator! I COULD NOT get into the story. I could not get lost in the crime or the procedure. I could not buy Sara's interactions and conversations with Jeffrey, which were HUGE in this book. SO HUGE! I'm so used to the previous narrator's sound as Sara Linton - it sounded like an entirely new person talking to Jeffrey as his wife, and just NO. Not here, okay? Not with this series. I could not forget that it was a narrator reading me a story for one single second. Prior to this, I felt like the main character, Sara Linton, was talking to me or to other people/characters around me and that I had been dropped down into the middle of everything, all nice and neat, to observe what was going on. IT WAS AMAZING. BEFORE.Listen: I tried. I really did. But NOPE. I'm not here for this. I returned the audiobook to the library and was thankful that I didn't buy it. I honestly wouldn't recommend listening to it at all, and I certainly wouldn't recommend using a precious Audible credit on it. Sidenote: I noticed that this audiobook was published by Books On Tape instead of HarperAudio. This seems to be a first, and mid-series. HarperAudio used Kathleen Early as their narrator, who was amazing as THE voice of Grant County. Books On Tape, please please please redo these audiobooks. I'm sure this narrator is probably great, but this was such a big blow to this huge fan of Ms. Slaughter and the Grant County Series. Title: Faithless by Karin SlaughterSeries: Grant County #5Narrated by: Clarinda RossPublisher: Books On TapeLength: 15 hours, 31 minutes, UnabridgedFind this review and more like it on my blog, Into the Hall of Books!My thoughts on the Grant County Series:Blindsighted (Grant County #1)Kisscut (Grant County #2)A Faint Cold Fear (Grant County #3)Indelible (Grant County #4)Faithless (Grant County #5)Beyond Reach (Grant County #6)

  • Rebecca McNutt
    2019-04-05 01:45

    Faithless is an excellent police procedural novel, but what really makes it stand out is the author's way of perfectly capturing Georgia's scenery and southern mood among the crime and suspense.

  • Robert
    2019-04-11 03:06

    Like James Lee Burke, Karin Slaughter delivers novels where the separation between good and bad involves a fine line, and it’s not always easy to see, even if it’s drawn on the pavement in red crayon. The relationship between Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver makes FAITHLESS an entertaining read, and the deft, clever plotting makes it even better. This novel proved a hard one to put down, and despite reading several other novels at the time, I just had to keep reading. Reaching the end, though, with a novel you really enjoy is a bittersweet moment.Having visited Georgia on multiple occasions, I was right at home with the rural Georgia setting, and Karin provides enough details to paint a picture as real as your favorite travel destination. Like any good crime novelist, she has clearly done her homework on both setting and investigative details.If you like your crime novels hovering on the edges of darkness and despair, then this is one novel, and possibly even author, you’ll want to get to know a little better.

  • Ahmad Ardalan
    2019-04-16 00:49

    Fast paced thriller set in a small county. For a 500 page mystery, this will engage you from start to finish.

  • Mónica BQ
    2019-04-11 06:57

    4.5 stars rounded upFinally, after the disaster I felt the last book was, here we get back on track with superb writing and plot from Slaughter.I loved the way the crime developed. Each POV was different, important and entertaining. I was enthralled with the mystery. I was biased and prejudiced and I kind of liked how I was proved wrong when it came to who the murderer was. I'm not completely on board with the development of the personal relationships, same as before, and I have a slight worry for how they are all going to turn out, one book away from the ending of the series.I'm still 100% hooked on the series.But, since a fucker (my sister) spoiled for me the terrible, horrible finale of the series that happens in the next book I'm not really sure I'm happy to continue. Thankfully, everyone says Book 1 of the Will Trent series is amazeballs, so I'm all up for that.

  • Chris
    2019-04-20 07:51

    I continue to read more and more of Karin Slaughter’s books and for the most part I really enjoy them. Sadly the last few Grant County books have just been ok and that includes this one. The premise of the book was intriguing, and I had higher expectations since I was not overly impressed with the last one. I figured every writer has their ok book but had hoped that this one would blow me away. I think what really keeps me coming back to this series is the characters. I really enjoy the ups and downs of the main characters in her novels and I seem to be more interested in what is going on with them, than the actual plot of the story. This is a true testament to how well Slaughter develops her characters. It really pulls me in and keeps me coming back to her books. I am currently reading her books in the order they were written, but I will say my favorite series by Slaughter, is the Georgia series which is her cross over novels between the main character of this book, Sara Linton, and her other series lead, Will Trent. Those two characters work perfectly together and I enjoy those quite a bit. I enjoy learning what came before they were paired up, and I will continue this series. I am still hopeful that the next book in the Grant County series is better.

  • Freda Malone
    2019-04-08 01:07

    Once again, Chief Jeff Tolliver, Sara Linton, and Lena Adams are in the mayhem of a murder. They stumble upon a young girl, buried alive, but she didn't die that way. In the midst of the solve, there is a corporate church family that has secrets that make you cringe and then rage at the senselessness of it all. It'll make your own domestic squabbles look tame in comparison to this family. For the life of me I can't understand Lena, the cop who has had so many traumatic experiences that she continues to work for the Chief of Police. Not in a million years would a police department hire on such a demoralized and unethical psychotic character. Karin Slaughter insists on giving Lena a place in this story and adding more and more situations to make us hate Lena. Shit or get off the pot Karin. Lena is either dead now or get her shit straightened out. The reason I keep docking it a star. You can't beat a dead horse. A brilliant murder mystery written, as usual, with intensity that grips you from beginning to end.

  • MarnieKrüger
    2019-04-10 04:55

    A few of my friends read this series before me and kind of spoiled the last two books for me - no hard feelings.Now it just takes me twice as long to finish them as it originally would.Karin still is one of the most brilliant writers out there!I think I'll just take a bit of a break before I read the last book of the Grant County series, in the hope that I will forget the spoilers!

  • Maria Alejandra
    2019-04-02 05:50

    3,5 Me ha gustado, pero leí un spoiler del siguiente libro y que tristeza... Me lo saltaré y paso a la serie de Will Trent

  • Bex
    2019-04-04 03:04

    Dr. Sara Linton and Police Chief Jeffrey Tolliver are carrying a lot of emotional baggage. These ex-spouses work together in solving crimes--mostly gory, brutal, unspeakable crimes. The latest is a young girl found buried, presumably, alive. There's a pipe protruding from her burial place which should have provided air, but an autopsy reveals that the young girl who happens to be a member of a religious cult did not suffocate but was killed by cyanide, which was poured down the breathing tube. Further investigation reveals that the cult welcomes ex-cons who apparently haven't been rehabilitated. This book is not for the weak of heart. There are very graphic descriptions of murder victims. There is a subplot on domestic violence which is very revealing and it may be difficult for the reader to comprehend how a seemingly rational woman would allow herself to be continually victimized. The relationship between the Sara and Jeffrey remains unresolved, leaving room for at least a couple more books revolving around the strained relationship between this couple. I enjoy Slaughter's writing style and her willingness to take the reader out of his/her comfort zone while she delivers blow after blow of gut wrenching horrors that humans--in this case--in the name of God--do unto each other.

  • Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
    2019-04-05 07:58

    Karin Slaughter writes some of the most powerful and heart-stopping Crime Thrillers out there. This one had me in tears near the end. I'm always hooked from the start and intrigued by the different characters. It amazes me how she weaves the story. One minute I'm furious with a character and the next minute I'm pulling for their happiness! Not many authors can change my mind when I've decided a character is the pits. Slaughter did. She also gives new meaning to the word "villain." These aren't your run of the mill killers...they true psychopaths, complex and twisted and dark. Which is why I need a few weeks between her books. Faithless is one of the best books in her series with lots of twists and turns. I'm still so "stunned" by the last few scenes that all I can say is..."Wow."As I've said before, these are not for the faint of heart. The violence is brutal and graphic, but not gratuitous. The characters and intricate plot are fabulous, making for an exciting read that will keep the pages turning!

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2019-03-29 08:10

    Faithless, the 5th book in Karin Slaughter's Grant County Series brings back the small town medical examiner, Dr Sara Linton and ex husband Grant County chief of police, in a complex and gripping tale of murder, religious cults, family abuse, secrets and a remorseless killer that keeps your guessing until the very end.This series is gritty with flawed and interesting characters that are very well developed. The small town settings are vividly written - I would feel the menace and danger swirling around!!!I've read this series a few times and I find it just as great as the first time.This series should be read in book order:1) Blindsighted2) Kisscut3) A Faint Cold Fear4) Indelible5) Faithless6) Beyond Reach

  • Maureen DeLuca
    2019-04-12 08:00

    As far as this series goes, Faithless was one of the best . I have so many mixed reviews on the Grant County Series- but having said that - Karin Slaughter is one of my favorite authors- I like her writing and her style.... this series is more of a romance/thriller type read- or a romance/soap opera drama/thriller series..... I can say if you really like the romance and thriller then without a doubt this series is for you....of course this series ended in 2007 so for those just reading it (like I am) start from book 1 - there are only 6 --- and THEN go to Will Trent series . Not realizing that some of the character(s) will appear or be mentioned in the Will Trent series, I went back to Grant County finish this series off. On to book 6 !

  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    2019-03-31 07:51

    4.5 stars - Slaughter never fails to keep me on the edge of my seat, heart racing, turning pages as fast as I can read. Pay attention to details - every word, sentence, paragraph - all should be scrutinized in a Slaughter book, as they all inevitably prove to be important later. And navigate the twists & turns with never know what surprise this author will have waiting on the next page...but you can be sure there will be at least a couple of shockers. Loved it! A Page Burner!

  • Belles
    2019-04-18 23:54

    Another good book in a good series.

  • Lauren
    2019-04-10 04:54

    Faithless3.5 StarsWhile the mystery revolving around the discovery of the body of a young girl who was buried alive appears rather straightforward at first, there is more to the case than first meets the eye. The twists and turns along the way keep the reader guessing and the ultimate resolution is, as is to be expected from Karin Slaughter, quite surprising. The continuing character development is also compelling as Sara and Jeffrey reach a crossroad in their relationship, and Lena must decide what to do about her self-destructive romance with Ethan. All in all, another compelling installment in the Grant County series.

  • Anne(Booklady) Molinarolo
    2019-04-15 01:56

    4.5 StarsIn this installment of Karin Slaughter's Grant County Series, Sara Linton and Jeffrey Tolliver are getting closer, though a new threat to their relationship rears its ugly head. As they are coming out the woods near Sara's parents' home, Jeffrey literally stumbles across a body buried in the ground. She was buried alive, then died a horrific death before she was freed. The girl's identity leads to a co op soy farm and to a very religious family who is somewhat misogynist. Sara is not only shocked by the family, but by the family's Church - Tessa is a member and the family holds a Linton family secret in their hands. Which of the family or their farm hands killed Abby? And are there more young girls out there in the woods? Jeffrey must find out - his newest obsession. I still don't like Lena Adams, I really can't figure out why I dislike this character as much as I do. When I read Blindsighted Lena just made my teeth hurt and got on my nerves, even with all that she's been through. Slaughter knows how to write and build up the suspension without giving up the bad guy until the end. I guessed the bad guy and again I was wrong. I recommend reading Karin Slaughter to everyone who loves a good thriller.

  •  Olivermagnus
    2019-04-11 03:56

    Faithless is the fifth book in Slaughter's Grant County series and continues the story of the primary characters, Sara Linton, a pediatrician and county medical examiner, and her ex-husband and current lover, police chief Jeffrey Tolliver. This series also features one of the most fascinating characters in suspense, Detective Lena Adams, and her struggles with PTSD, as well as her ongoing abusive relationship with former skinhead, Ethan Green. Sara and Jeffrey are out for a walk in the woods when they trip over a pipe coming up from under the ground. They dig down into the dirt until they discover the body of young woman, Abby Ward, buried in a box in the woods. Despite the breathing tube and the food and water beside her, she still died. When they go out to inform the family of her death, they discover that Abby was a member of a very religious family that has their own church. They also find out that the family runs a huge farm using ex-cons as workers. I've been rereading this series in audio throughout the year and I've found it very enjoyable. The issues raised in the course of the investigation force Sara, Jeffery, and Lena to examine themselves as well as the multitude of suspects. There are always plenty of twists and turns and Slaughter's command of suspense is exceptional. The author does an outstanding job of portraying her main characters totally out of their comfort zone and always finds a way to make the plot complex, creative and compelling.

  •  Marla
    2019-04-11 05:48

    Another interesting tale of violence and perversion. This time we examine relationships, adultery, abortion, abuse, drugs and religion.Likes:* Sara's Aunt Bella was a flamboyant and informative character(view spoiler)[* Lena's old boyfriend, Greg, showing up in town was promising* Sybil's girlfriend/Lena's roommate, Nan, starting to date again* Holy Grown Soy Cooperative helping needy people* Offering room and board for hard work* Cole Connolly protecting parents from ungrateful users who would take advantage of Ward family's generosity* Cool that only some people can smell cyanide* Greg taking flowers to Sybil* Lena wanting to protect Terri Stanley* Slimy lawyer, Buddy Conford, meets his match in vile step daughter, Patty O'Ryan, exotic dancer at Pink Kitty (hide spoiler)]Dislikes:* Lena messing up* Another complication coming up from Jeffrey's affair(view spoiler)[* Justified abortion* Lena's inability to leave Ethan* Cole Connolly's religious zeal and barely controlled vicious temper* Police officer's brother abusing his wife* Religious family looked upon as naive, corrupt and dangerous* Buried alive as a punishment* Lawyer being a materialistic jerk* Lena lying to Jeffrey and not doing her job (hide spoiler)]With reservations:language, violence, abuse, adultery, drugs, murderMarla:Jeffrey's police dept. receptionist

  • Angela Risner
    2019-04-22 07:56

    Again, it's a small county, but it has SO many problems. I don't know about you, but I grew up in a very small county and we never had this kind of crime. But hey, no one's ever bothered to write a book about it either, so here goes.How do you punish YOUR kids? Well, someone in Grant County thinks it's great to bury them alive for a few days. Only this time, one of them dies and it's up to Sara and Jeffrey to find out what is going on.This is the fifth book in the series and any author would be struggling for ideas. There are a lot of characters to follow and figuring out how they are all related to one another is somewhat tough. I was surprised to find out how some were related, but I'm not sure if that's because it was so well-hidden or if it was just too hard to follow.Lena is back and continues to travel down a road that should make you empathetic yet because he character is so devoid of humanity, it's nearly impossible. I think she is almost worse than any of the actual bad guys in these books.Jeffrey and Sara are again the people that carry you forward. As I've said before, this is probably one of the best couplings of characters in any genre of literature. They are complex and real.Not my favorite of the series, but definitely worth a read.

  • Andrew
    2019-04-19 00:05

    This was a very enjoyable book in the series, and definitely took Sara and Jeffrey's story forward from the last book. There were certainly interesting and challenging times ahead for them in this book as well as for Lena. This book had me captivated and it was most definitely a very interesting murder, with quite some background to it! Although this book isn't for those that suffer from shortness of breath in tunnels or enclosed spaces.The backstory to the murders was very interesting, although there is a strong religious background to the book and at times it was hard to keep a handle on who the different characters were as there were so many of them. The book had me hooked however and had to keep reading! Quite an interesting end and I am keen to read the last book in the series as it seems to have been set up quite well by this book.

  • Dominique
    2019-04-13 05:02

    Disturbing story but loved it. Sara, Jeffrey and lena are back with the discovery of a pregnant young woman bureid in the woods but we also go into their personal lives and people from their past reappear. Great book.karin Slaughter is inching her way into my favorite thriller author.