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The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter
About The Book
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.
Is it possible that someone has been killing for years without the police noticing it?
I don’t know if you’ve been a follower of the Will Trent series, but don’t worry, if you are not the book will tell you all the links between the characters, you’ll not be lost. This is a story from the present, when Will and Faith go to a prison to investigate a murder, they will find much more than they were expecting, a lead that a serial killer has been killing people for the last years without anyone noticing it.
Could seem a typical case, but this one is personal for Will and Sarah, because the first detective that investigate the victims was Sarah’s first/second husband, Jeffery Tolliver, and now they will have to re-open some of his cases and investigate him. The case will be told between the present and the past, how Jeffery investigated the first case that led him to imprison a man that maybe was innocent. In the present Will and Faith will try to uncover if there’s a serial killer on the loose and if Jefferey was a corrupt detective. As you can imagine this case will affect Will and Sarah’s relation, that right now is not in the best moment and all the memories from the past will make everything much more complicated.
I always love to read one of the Will’s cases, I like his way to act and investigate with his partner Faith, they complement each other and always keep the reader guessing of possible case solutions. In this book I didn’t really feel the connection I always have in the series, Jeffery seems a good detective, but it’s not Will and in this book I felt there was not enough of him and based too much in the past.
This doesn’t mean that the book is not good or interesting, I am sure that any reader will be glued to this story since the first page, but I will always prefer Will instead of Jeffery! 😉
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.