The no.1 bestselling thriller featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton, from one of the world's best loved crime writers
'Simply one of the best thriller writers working today' Gillian Flynn
A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she's wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim.
A decade later, the case has been closed. The killer is behind bars. But then another young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead, and the MO is identical.
Although the original trail has gone cold -- memories have faded, witnesses have disappeared -- agent Will Trent and forensic pathologist Sara Linton must re-open the cold case. But the clock is ticking, and the killer is determined to find his perfect silent wife ...
Praise for Karin Slaughter:
'Crime fiction at its finest' Michael Connelly
'Fiction doesn't get any better than this' Jeffrey Deaver
'A writer of extraordinary talents' Kathy Reichs
'Karin Slaughter has - by far - the best name of all of us mystery novelists' James Patterson
'A masterful storyteller who doesn't mind treading down the darker paths of crime writing' Good Reading
'In a class of her own' West Australian
'It's not hyperbolic to declare that Slaughter is a master of her craft' Booklist starred review
'She really does make your hair stand on end' Kirkus starred review
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Whenever Karin Slaughter releases a new Will Trent thriller, it’s a time to celebrate. In The Silent Wife, a prison inmate convicted for an infamous string of brutally violent crimes tells the veteran Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent and his partner, Faith Mitchell, that he can prove the former chief of police framed him for the crimes. If that’s not enough of a doozy, Slaughter’s clinical depictions of the vicious attacks had us gritting our teeth, and so did the web of untruths and deceptions that Will and Faith have to untangle. New to the series? It’s okay to start here: This thriller reveals some of the backstory, especially in the intense flashback chapters that give us penetrating insights into different characters. Whether you’re in the mood for a Lee Child–style bruising action hero or a Gillian Flynn–like domestic thriller, The Silent Wife is a wonderfully escapist read.
In bestseller Slaughter's macabre 10th thriller featuring Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent (after 2019's The Last Widow), Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell, are investigating a prison murder when inmate Daryl Nesbitt extends an offer. Nesbitt will tell them who the killer is if the GBI will look into eight incidents one recent that he believes are connected to the rape of Beckey Caterino eight years earlier. Nesbitt is serving time for child pornography discovered on his computer during the cops' investigation of the Caterino case, but Nesbitt maintains that Chief Jeffrey Tolliver the now-deceased husband of Will's girlfriend, medical examiner Sara Linton framed him, and that a sadistic serial attacker remains at large. Will's scrutiny of Jeffrey's detective work sends Sara on a wistful trip down memory lane, leaving Will uncertain of their future. Will and Jeffrey's inquiries, unfolding through frequent flashbacks, add nuance and complexity to an already intricate plot. Slaughter delivers an unflinching, deeply empathetic exploration of the stigma surrounding rape and the enduring trauma suffered by its survivors.