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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... last thing her mother had given her before she'd gotten into her car, left for work and been killed by a drunk driver who was going the wrong way on the interstate. “Yo, Blair and Dorota, keep the scheming down.” Vanessa's bedroom.
“Yo, Blair and Dorota, keep the scheming down.” Vanessa's bedroom door was open. Her eyes were two slits in her sleepswollen face. She skipped over Kayleigh's nakedness and went straight to Beckey. “Girl, you can't go jogging at damn ...
Stared straight ahead, pretending like she hadn't seen him drop the hose and move to help because she wanted to keep at the forefront of her mind the truth that every person on earth was an asshole and her life sucked.
He held up his belly chain to keep it from digging into his hipbones. There were pinpricks of blood where the cinder block had eaten into his forehead. He edged through the door and waited in front of the table. Georgia's prisons ran on ...
“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, then slowly let it go.
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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