Book Review for THE LAST WIDOW by Karin Slaughter
THE LAST WIDOW by Karin Slaughter
Will Trent Series, Book 9
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A gripping, relevant, and edge of your seat story bringing the best and worst of human nature to light.
In the ninth book of the Will Trent series, THE LAST WIDOW, we are thrust right into a story which sadly could be ripped from the headlines. Slaughter’s timely tale of duplicity, hate, and corrupted ideological values will not only keep you entertained, but it will also make you think.
Here is the thing. I am a huge fan of Slaughter’s books and especially the Will Trent series. I have read them all, and in my humble option, they keep getting better. The more I revisit this world, the more I find out about the characters. And honestly, no matter how much I love the investigations and the intense suspense brought on by heightened situations, it is the characters that keep pulling me back. The author manages to develop them in a way which seems natural to each of their evolution without being too slow or rushed.
I believe it needs to be said that this book shines a light on hate. In the current climate we are in as a society, it touches upon so much of what people are facing today—the prejudice, the violence, and disparaging speech. The author uses her villains to show the worst of human nature. The disturbing way the leader justifies everything is crazy to me, but I know some thrive on this type of loathing of certain people. On the flip side, I am happy to say that there wasn’t just the worst behavior shown. There are moments of hope, and those who will fight back. What I can say is that Slaughter doesn’t exploit this issue to prop up her narrative. She uses it as a tool to ground the story in reality. She allows the reader to see the whole picture to understand the motives of all involved.
THE LAST WIDOW is alarming, scarily realistic, and will keep flipping the pages to see how this story will end. The twists and turns Sara, Trent, the FBI, and the GBI will encounter only make this suspenseful thriller even better. All I can say is that I cannot wait for book ten.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming
A mysterious kidnapping
On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air.
A devastating explosion
One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhoods has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.
A diabolical enemy
Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.
About the Author: Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated COP TOWN and the instant NEW YORK TIMES bestselling novels PRETTY GIRLS, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her standalone novels PIECES OF HER, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and COP TOWN are in development for film and television.
Series: Will Trent (Book 9)
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (August 20, 2019)
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