Tough one to read

Kisscut - Karin Slaughter, Kathleen Early

This may be my last in the series. With the exception of my growing fondness for Lena, I don't care for any of the other characters and there are a few to whom I would like to see bad things happen.


This story was much harder for me to read than the first. The subject matter is one that I have a particularly tough time reading about but I don't think it was any more or less graphic than the first in the series, Blindsighted. Actually, it was probably less graphic but more emotionally painful.


There are a few things about Slaughter's style that I don't care for, one of them being how often she uses phrases like "if Jeff noticed the dismembered leg on the windshield, he didn't mention it." There must be other ways to state that someone didn't react to things that the POV character notices. 


I also have a problem with the sexism and homophobia that have been present in both of the books I've read in this series. Yes, I know that they're older books and set in Georgia. Some of the things that Slaughter writes for the characters - Jeff in particular but even some of the things that the female characters think or say - make me cringe. Lines about women knowing when to keep their mouths shut and dressing like they care more about their jobs than being a woman. I'm surprised a woman would write shit like that.


Anyway, we'll see if I eventually keep going.