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“Enter the world of Karin Slaughter. Just be forewarned, there’s no going back.” —Lisa Gardner
GBI investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton are back in an electrifying thriller from New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter
After that night, everything changed . . .
Fifteen years ago, Sara Linton’s life changed forever when a celebratory night out ended in a violent attack that tore her world apart. Since then, Sara has remade her life. A successful doctor, engaged to a man she loves, she has finally managed to leave the past behind her.
Until one evening, on call in the ER, everything changes. Sara battles to save a broken young woman who’s been brutally attacked. But as the investigation progresses, led by GBI Special Agent Will Trent, it becomes clear that Dani Cooper’s assault is uncannily linked to Sara’s.
And the past isn’t going to stay buried forever . . .
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In maestro Karin Slaughter’s intense thriller—part of her long-running Will Trent series—a doctor must confront her traumatic past in order to keep a promise to a dying patient. When Dani Cooper was rushed into the ER, medical examiner Sara Linton fought valiantly to save her. With her last breath, Dani begged Sara to stop the man who raped her—and now, with the help of her fiancé, Special Agent Will Trent, Sara investigates a cabal of vicious predators with a link to her own assault, which took place 15 years earlier. Slaughter is at the top of her game here, creating a chilling and sadistic conspiracy without losing sight of the mental and emotional impacts of Sara’s history. We were shocked to see how justice took shape.
Bestseller Slaughter's disappointing 11th entry featuring Georgia investigator Will Trent (after 2020's The Silent Wife) traces the fallout from a sexual assault. Doctor Sara Linton (from Slaughter's Grant County series) is working at Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital when 19-year-old Dani Cooper is admitted with fatal injuries from a car accident. Sara also recognizes signs of rape, which Dani confirms with her dying breaths. Having been raped herself 15 years earlier, Sara vows to bring Dani's assailant to justice. Three years later, Sara prepares to go on the stand in a case against Tommy McCallister, who's been charged with Dani's assault; meanwhile, Tommy's parents, multimillionaire doctors Britt and Mac McCallister, pressure Dani's family into accepting a settlement that will keep Tommy out of jail. Sara enlists Trent—her fiancé—and his investigative partner Faith Mitchell to dig up information about the McCallisters, and they stumble on a bombshell piece of information that may reframe Sara's own assault. Slaughter is hardly in top form here: the repetitive, protracted plot hinges on too many coincidences and easy confessions. Fans will hope for a return to form the next time out.
There was only 2 things wrong about this book.
#1-too much time between books and #2~it ended too soon. LOVED the book!!!!
I Waited a Long Time for This Book
I have read all of Karen Slaughter’s books and my favorites are the Will Trent books with Sara Linton. This did not disappoint. I hope there will be many more.
I have watched the first Will Trent tv series and although I love the actor who portrays Will, I can’t seem to picture him when I read the books.
Please introduce Sara into the tv series.
After That Night
Don’t understand the negative publisher’s weekly review. That and another negative review actually made this move up on my want to read list. I have enjoyed both the Sara Linton and Will Trent series since the beginning (although I was shocked and skeptical at first when they were combined). I thought this was an excellent story that brought some closure to the tragedy that forever changed Sara’s life. Per usual, it was a page turner with a satisfying ending. There were parts that were definitely hard to read but she did a great job handling such difficult topics. In my opinion, this was just as good as all the other books in the series if not better.