New Release Review: The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Posted October 6, 2016 by Emily in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

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New Release Review: The Kept Woman by Karin SlaughterThe Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #10
Published by HarperCollins on September 20th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths, Police Procedural, Thrillers, Suspense
Pages: 480
Heat Index:two-half-flames

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.

Rating:One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter grabbed my attention from the first page and kept me ensnared until the final sentence. Within minutes of closing the cover, I was adding Karin’s first nine Will Trenton novels to my reading wishlist. It is not necessary to read any other Karin Slaughter novel in order to enjoy The Kept Woman, the complex characters, and Ms. Slaughter’s brilliant plotting, will most likely spark a desire to immerse yourself in the world of complicated GBI Agent Will Trent, his friends, loved ones, and his colleagues at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The complex and riveting mystery surrounding the murder of an ex-cop and identity (and location) of a second victim from the same crime scene unfolds at steady, yet unhurried, pace. Multiple points of view allow readers insight into the psyche of several characters without ever feeling jumbled or confusing, a consequence of the natural transitions. While Will Trent is easily considered the protagonist, this novel equally explores the complex nature of his ex-love/current-nemesis Angie Polaski.  Talk about a complicated history – Yikes! Ms. Slaughter has the courage to take her ‘tough-guy’ hero into some very dark and vulnerable places, which served to provide a stronger, more realistic portrayal of a man who is all too human.

I really can’t talk too much about specific aspects of the plot of The Kept Woman, because, 1) NO SPOILERS and 2) I’d never stop gushing over the twists, turns, and raw emotions. The Kept Woman is bound to keep you up all night because it is so darn hard to put down.

Meet the Author:


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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Tour Schedule

 Monday, September 19 – Book featured at A Title Wave
Tuesday, September 20 – Book featured at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, September 21 – Book reviewed at The Bookworm Lodge
Thursday, September 22 – Book featured at The Dark Phantom
Friday, September 23 – Book featured at Voodoo Princess
Monday, September 26 – Book reviewed at Cover2Cover
Tuesday, September 27 – Book featured at As the Page Turns
Wednesday, September 28 – Book featured at The Literary Nook
Thursday, September 29 – Book featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound
Friday, September 30 – Book reviewed at Doing Some Reading
Monday, October 3 – Book reviewed at fuonlyknew
Tuesday, October 4 – Book featured at The Review From Here
Wednesday, October 5 – Book reviewed at The World As I See It
Thursday, October 6 – Book reviewed at Polished Bookworm
Friday, October 7 – Book reviewed at Chick with Books
Monday, October 10 – Book reviewed at Shelley’s Book Case
Tuesday, October 11 – Book reviewed at I’m Shelf-ish
Wednesday, October 12 – Book reviewed at Fundinmental
Thursday, October 13 – Book reviewed at Cheekypee Reads and Reviews
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Friday, October 14 – Book reviewed at A Word at a Time
Monday, October 17 – Book reviewed at Svetlana’s Reads and Reviews
Tuesday, October 18 – Book reviewed at Art, Books and Coffee
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