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The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter (69)

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. 

  • Series: Will Trent
  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (September 20, 2016)
  • ISBN: 9780062430212

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My review for, Pretty Girls
My review for, Cold, Cold Heart




Karin Slaughter grew up in a small south Georgia town and has been writing short stories and novels since she was a child. She is the author of the international bestselling Grant County and Atlanta novels, the novella Martin Misunderstood. She is also the editor of Like A Charm, a collaboration of British and American crime fiction writers. She lives in Atlanta.








REVIEW:
So vivid and gripping!
I'd not read any of the other Will Trent books, and frankly, I don't feel lost. I will go back and read them all at some point, because the author is that good, but I don't feel like I lacked in anything for having not read them.
I read someone had commented that this book was gory. I suppose in their mind it would be, but in a thriller is that not an element that is sorta par for the course? I didn't find it gory at all. Vivid, yes. Gritty, yes, but not gory. You have to remember, the things that I read in the book were things that probably happen in real life. There are some real sickos out there that paint nasty pictures, so this wasn't far-fetched at all.
That's what makes Karin a great author. She can put you in a situation in the book, and it feels so real, it's like reading a news clipping. I can't wait to read more from her!

4.5/5


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  1. I loved this one too, Freda. Karin is great about making her books easy to read, no matter where you you join into the series. And she sure can make you squirm. LOL Cold, Cold Heart was a wicked short wasn't it!

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