The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
A Novel (Will Trent)

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The complicated plot contains plenty of twists, though the shifting POV’s occasionally throws off the pacing. It is a bit hard to connect with Sarah at times, but fans are still likely to enjoy this book.
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Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.

Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are 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. 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—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away.

But when evidence links Will’s troubled past to the case, the consequences will tear through his life, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues.

“I’d follow her anywhere.”

—GILLIAN FLYNN

 

About Karin Slaughter

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Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of thirteen thrillers, including Criminal, Fallen, Broken, Undone, Fractured, Beyond Reach, Triptych, Faithless, and the e-original short story, “Snatched.” She is a native of Georgia.
 
Published September 20, 2016 by William Morrow. 485 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Kirkus

Above average
on Jul 03 2016

Just when it seems that Will’s ties to the case couldn’t become more fraught, Slaughter interrupts the action for a hundred-page flashback to the week before the killing. Things get clearer but no less tense. Middling for a matchless series (Unseen, 2013, etc.) in which, just as in grand opera, nothing ordinary ever happens.

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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on Aug 13 2016

The case becomes almost too large for Slaughter to contain, which could explain her choice to rely on an awkward extended flashback sequence, but she mostly manages to wrangle this installment...

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Financial Times

Good
Reviewed by Barry Forshaw on Jul 08 2016

More proof that Karin Slaughter remains one of the most authoritative thriller writers in the field. She is adroit at taking readers to the darker reaches of the human psyche.

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Booklist Online

Excellent
Reviewed by Michele Leber on Jun 01 2016

Graphic violence, expected from Slaughter, dots the pages of this compelling novel, along with suspense that continually ratchets upward, a revealing look at domestic violence in all levels of society, and the continued development of a tight-knit cast of characters. This is prime Slaughter, must-read fare for thriller fans.

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Above average
Reviewed by Leslie L. McKee on Oct 18 2016

The complicated plot contains plenty of twists, though the shifting POV’s occasionally throws off the pacing. It is a bit hard to connect with Sarah at times, but fans are still likely to enjoy this book.

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