A Faint Cold Fear : Grant County

  • by Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by Dana Ivey
  • Series: Grant County
  • 6 hrs and 15 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the third pulse-pounding novel in the Grant County series from New York Times best-selling author Karin Slaughter.Sara Linton, medical examiner in the small town of Heartsdale, Georgia, is called out to an apparent suicide on the local college campus. The mutilated body provides little in the way of clues, and the college authorities are eager to avoid a scandal, but for Sara and police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, things don't add up.
Two more suspicious suicides follow, and a young woman is brutally attacked. For Sara, the violence strikes far too close to home. And as Jeffrey pursues the sadistic killer, he discovers that ex-police detective Lena Adams, now a security guard on campus, may be in possession of crucial information. But, bruised and angered by her expulsion from the force, Lena seems to be barely capable of protecting herself, let alone saving the next victim.


What the Critics Say

Romantic Times Award Winner - Best Contemporary Mystery, 2003
"Coldly captivating....with a satisfyingly chilling ending." (Publishers Weekly)
"Dana Ivey does a superb job....The story is not without graphic description. However, a complex plot and conclusion make this an interesting listen." (AudioFile)
"Slaughter knows how to ratchet up the psychological tension in a compelling plot with an unexpected twist....Chilling and addictive reading." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


I found it disappointing. Didn't like the narration in particular. I found I didn't connect with the characters. Not recommended at all.

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- Lynda

Details, details, details

Would you try another book from Karin Slaughter and/or Dana Ivey?


If you’ve listened to books by Karin Slaughter before, how does this one compare?

not accurate on the details

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

the narrator's voice did not vary enough by character

Was A Faint Cold Fear worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

large problem with the second suicide victim, as the author confused rifle/shotgun bullet/shell. 20 and 12 gauges are shotguns, not rifles. Shotguns discharge shells loaded with shot. Rifles discharge bullets. made the rest of the story hard to listen to as I was constantly looking/listening for other gaffes.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-01-2004
  • Publisher: HarperAudio