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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She was supposed to meet with her professor at seven to make sure she was on the right track. Her eyes flicked to the clock. 4:57 a.m. “You fucking bitches!” she screamed up at the ceiling. She turned on every light she could find.
... they're napping, pooping, or trying to think of different ways to fuck with you.” The CO lifted his chin. True that. Faith asked the man, “Can you let our people know we're here?” The guy nodded a sure thing, lady, I live to serve ...
“That's how I'd do it.” Will smiled. Sara smiled back. His phone buzzed in his pocket. He didn't answer. “Vasquez was known to hide phones on his person. Could that be why they gutted him?” “I'm not sure they gutted him so ...
Instead of desks, there were folding tables to make sure no one could hide anything. Inmates filled most of the administrative jobs. It was hard to beat their three-cents-an-hour wage. The warden's office didn't have a hall window, ...
I'm not sure these guys are going to feel comfortable being questioned by a woman.” “You're probably right.” She slid a jacket out of the pile. “Maduro.” Will opened the door. The CO was waiting outside. Will.
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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