I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The 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
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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.
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.
Visit her at http://www.karinslaughter.com