• Hardcover: 480 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (September 20, 2016)
Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.
Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.
The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him.
With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop.
Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.
Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away.
But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues.
Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with conflicted, fallible characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller -- a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption.
The Kept Woman is quite a read. I wish I had tried this series before. I really hate when I come in late to the series. This is the 8th book in this series. So there's a lot about Will Trent that I didn't know going in. However, he is actually pretty likable considering the type of series this is.
Will has a really bad past. OK, saying bad is an understatement. And then there's Angie Polaski who just happens to be his wife, who he is trying to divorce.
She is pretty darn evil and she plays a huge part in this story. You really get to know her in this story and all her pure evilness.
I learned one thing really quickly about Karin Slaughter's writing, she doesn't under develop her characters. So you really get invested in the book.
So many great series have become tv series....think Bones...I'd love to see these characters on the small screen. (I've been saying that a lot lately) Maybe its because the characters are so vivid that I want to really see them.
I highly recommend this book. Karin Slaughter is definitely an author I'll read again.
Rating: 5 flowers
About Karin Slaughter
Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestselling standalones, Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.
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