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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The only reason she'd copied from Deneshia's test was because her mother would be devastated if she failed another class. She'd eaten Beckey's mac-n-cheese because her father was worried that she was too thin. “Beck.
“Beckey,” her mother had said, taking the plastic hair clip out of her purse, “I mean it this time. I want it back.” The hair clip. Two hinged combs with one of the teeth broken. Tortoiseshell, like a cat. Julia Stiles wore one in 10 ...
She remembered thinking that her mother was going to kill her—I want it back. But then she'd realized that her mother couldn't kill her ever again because her mother was dead. Beckey brushed tears from her face as she neared the end of ...
She reached behind her head, for some reason expecting to find her mother's hair clip. What she felt instead was wood, then steel, then the man's face came into focus and she realized that the thing that was lodged inside of her skull ...
room for her, which was kind of a sideways way of telling Will that they should move in together, so Will had decided to go into a sideways proposal, saying that they should get married in a church because it would make her mother happy ...
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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