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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Her hands rested on her knees as she bent over to catch her breath. Her foot was full-on stinging now like a hornet was trapped inside her shoe. There was no way she would make it back to campus without skinning off her heel. She was.
He was showing the toddler how to replace the tiny button battery in a Hex Bug. The toy was disassembled on the coffee table. Will had balanced the breath-mint-sized battery on the tip of his finger so that Emma could see.
And then he'd heard a cracking sound as the earth froze under his feet and ice enveloped every surface and Sara's breath came out in a puff when instead of saying, “Yes, my love, I would be thrilled to marry you,” she'd said in a voice ...
He was breathing hard. Faith shot Will another questioning look. He gave her the same shrug from five seconds ago. Faith opened her mouth to pry out the information, but Nick started talking. “An inmate named Daryl Nesbitt passed me ...
“Time out.” Faith T'd her hands to call it. “Nesbitt, if we're going to keep talking, you're going to have to do something for me.” Nesbitt continued to stew in his chair, but he was listening. Faith said, “Take in a deep breath, ...
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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