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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Kayleigh rubbed her bare arms. “She was going to break up with him anyway.” Beckey could either start screaming and never stop or get out of here as fast as possible. “Beck—” “I'm going for a run.” She yanked open a drawer.
She had unzipped her suit and tied the arms around her waist. The baseball cap was gone. She'd pulled her hair into a loose ponytail. Faith asked, “Is it Sara?” Will looked down at Faith. He often forgot how tiny she was. Blonde hair.
Amanda had her arms crossed. Will crossed his arms, too. Every muscle in his body was retracted. His skin felt tight. No matter how many crime scenes he investigated, his body never accepted that being around a violently murdered human ...
Track marks on his left arm, between the toes on his left foot and at his right carotid, so we can assume he was right-handed. There's a meat cleaver in the kitchen prep area and a lot of blood, indicating the left hand was removed ...
Will crossed his arms over his chest and let Faith take the lead because these guys were murder suspects. They didn't get to choose who questioned them. “Sit,” Faith ordered. She checked the inmate's ID card and photograph against 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
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