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A Faint Cold Fear

Author Karin Slaughter recently sat down with her editor at William Morrow to discuss her latest novel, and how she approaches her novels. The interview raised a number of topics to spark great discussion. Here are a few:

1. Karin Slaughter is an avid reader, and there are many writers who have inspired her work. Which authors have inspired your life, or your passion for reading? Do you find you concentrate on reading in certain genres based on specific authors? If so, who are those authors, and why?

2. Sara Linton, one of the main characters in the Grant County series is both a pediatrician and medical examiner. What does that say about the character?

3. Slaughter is able to bring realistic forensic discovery to the page in her novels. Today there are many television shows which deal with forensic analysis and detecting. Do you find yourself fascinated by this type of forensic analysis? Do you prefer reading about forensics, or seeing it on television?

4. In her interview, Karin Slaughter talks about what she likes most and least about writing, and being an author. What are your notions about the writer's life? Understanding the highs and lows of a writer's life, is it something you would ever choose to pursue?

A Faint Cold Fear
by Karin Slaughter

  • Publication Date: September 16, 2003
  • Genres: Fiction, Suspense
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow
  • ISBN-10: 0688174582
  • ISBN-13: 9780688174583