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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“Nick and Rasheed have narrowed down our list of suspects to eighteen possibles. No one with murder on their sheet, but we've got two manslaughters and a finger-biter.” “His own finger or someone else's?” “Someone else's,” Faith said.
Special Agents Nick Shelton and Rasheed Littrell were sitting at the table with a stack of folders in front of them. “. .. telling you this gal had an ass like a centaur.” Rasheed stopped telling his story when Faith walked in.
Nick scratched at his Barry Gibb beard. “Y'all take the room. Rash and me've gotta couple'a three witnesses we wanna go back at.” Faith sat in Rasheed's abandoned chair and started picking out promising suspects.
You've got two shots in your file for arguing with—” Suddenly, Nick jolted into the room like a Pop-Tart. He'd clearly been running. Sweat dripped from his sideburns. A crumpled sheet of paper was in his fist. He told Maduro, “Outside, ...
Nick had been an agent for twenty years. He'd seen everything from the heinous to the stupid. If something had rattled him, then they should all be rattled. “Move.” Nick pushed Maduro toward the CO in the hall.
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nbmars - LibraryThing
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