The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

Will Trent, Book 10

Synopsis: 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 recognizes 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…

Review: I have read the volume that precedes this novel but no other novel in the series. But I must say that I was curious to discover the continuation of the adventures of our heroes. And I loved this new book!

While they are called to investigate a crime that took place in a prison, Sara, Faith and Will find themselves involved in an even more sordid story. Indeed, one of the residents proposes a deal to the police officers by providing them with information in exchange for reopening his case and proving that he was innocent, and did nothing of what he was imprisoned for. But this case is linked to an old case, and questions the competence of Sara’s dead husband, which will be far from easy.

This is a fairly substantial novel, but it keeps us on the edge of our seats until the end. Terrible events have happened in the past, and continue to happen, and it will be up to our heroes to understand and discover the truth. The story alternates between the present and the past, which allows us to know the different versions of the events. And the ending? I was really surprised!

A great book!

11 thoughts on “The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

  1. I’m so glad you enjoyed this book. I highly recommend going back and reading the earlier books (there’s also the Grant County series which features Sara before when she was still married).

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