The Silent Wife (Will Trent, #10) by Karin Slaughter
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Atlanta, Georgia. Present day. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold. Until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognises the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. The prisoner’s always insisted that he was innocent, and now he’s sure he has proof. The killer is still out there.
As Will digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the original case in order to reach the truth. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear. And now he needs medical examiner Sara Linton to help him hunt down a ruthless murderer. But when the past and present collide, everything Will values is at stake.
Holy cow! This crime thriller is incredibly dark and disturbing. Even though I had to put this book down every once in a while to catch my breath due to the graphic subject matter, I recharged and anxiously read through the night to find out who the inhuman murderer was.
Book 10 is cleverly told in the past and the present opening up an 8-year-old murder case that explodes into a race for time. In addition, Slaughter’s characters are intriguing and complex including medical examiner, Dr. Sara Linton’s struggles of investigating her dead husband’s past cases and Georgia Bureau of Investigations Agent Will Trent’s insecurities about Sara’s feelings for him while he’s trying to uncover clues almost a decade old to find an extremely smart, meticulous, and brutal killer.
Believe it or not, this is my first Karin Slaughter novel and it will not be the last. The Silent Wife is a gripping, suspenseful, and intense crime thriller with plenty of twists. It made me angry, it made me sad, it made me sick to my stomach, and it had me completely engrossed right up until the incredibly shocking ending.
Thank you to Ms. Slaughter for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 19 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant Sunday Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, The Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her.
The Good Daughter and Cop Town are in development for film and television and Pieces of Her is soon to be an eight-part Netflix adaptation, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men), and produced by Charlotte Stoudt (Homeland) and Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies).
Karin is the founder of the Save the Libraries project- a non-profit organisation established to support libraries and library programming.
She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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