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 tried to roll over, but only made it halfway. Her hair was caught on something. Pulling. Tugging. ... realized that the thing that was lodged inside of her skull was a hammer. Atlanta 1 Will Trent shifted his six-four frame, trying to.
Will Trent shifted his six-four frame, trying to find a comfortable angle for his legs inside his partner's Mini. The top of his head fit nicely into the sunroof area, but the child's car seat in the back was severely limiting his room ...
Eleven fifty-eight on Saturday morning.” Will pulled his attention away from Sara. He waited for Faith to continue. She said, “Two cons started throwing punches. The first CO who tried to break it up was knocked out. Elbow to the head, ...
Will tried to gather a working theory of the crime. “When the fight started, Vasquez stayed seated at the table. He didn't get up because he's not affiliated.” Inmates had their own form a of NATO. An attack on an ally meant you.
Faith's fingers were still drumming the table as she tried to see through to the end of this game. “Hypothetically, let's say we uncover proof that law enforcement acted inappropriately. That's no guarantee that you're going to get out ...
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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