The Silent Wife: A Novel
“If you’re into mystery thrillers, then you’re into Karin Slaughter.” —THESKIMM
He watches. He waits. He takes. Who will be next . . .
THE SILENT WIFE
Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.
Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?
As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.
When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .
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Cover Title Page Dedication Epigraph Prologue Atlanta: 1 2 Grant County—Tuesday: 3 Atlanta: 4 Grant County—Tuesday: 5 Atlanta: 6 7 8 9 Grant County—Wednesday: 10 Atlanta: 11 Grant County—Wednesday: 12 Atlanta: 13 Grant County—Wednesday: ...
Atlanta: 22 23 24 Grant County—Thursday: 25 Atlanta: 26 Grant County—Thursday—One Week Later: 27 Atlanta: 28 29 One week later: 30 Author's Note Acknowledgments P.S. Insights, Interviews & More ...* About the Author About the Book Read ...
Jeffrey Tolliver had been the chief of police for Grant County. He was an ex-college football player and, from all accounts, an ass-kicker. Some of Nick's summations on their cases read like movie scripts. Jeffrey Tolliver had been the ...
Jeffrey could've parlayed his wins into a much bigger paycheck in a larger city, but he'd bypassed the fame and glory in order to serve Grant County. Sara probably would've married him a third time if he hadn't died during the second ...
Faith read more, but Will had heard everything that he needed to know. College. Grant County. The Chief. Nesbitt was talking about Jeffrey Tolliver. 2 Faith had to use the men's restroom because the.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Dannadee - LibraryThing
Thank you HarperCollins for my copy of this enjoyable read! I didn't realize this was #10 in the Will Trent series. Do need to read all the previous ones before this - maybe. Would you get more out of ... Read full review
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Slaughter’s 10th thriller featuring Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent begins with a killing at the state penitentiary. In the course of the investigation by Will and his partner Faith ... Read full review