The Silent Wife

A Novel

by Karin Slaughter

On Sale: 07/28/2020

The Silent Wife

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The Silent Wife

A Novel

by Karin Slaughter

On Sale: 07/28/2020

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About the Book

Atlanta, Georgia. Present day. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold. Until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. The prisoner’s always insisted that he was innocent, and now he’s sure he has proof. The killer is still out there.  

As Will digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the original case in order to reach the truth. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear. And now he needs medical examiner Sara Linton to help him hunt down a ruthless murderer. But when the past and present collide, everything Will values is at stake…

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Critical Praise

“There’s never a dull moment in Georgia with Karin Slaughter on the literary rampage.” - Washington Post on The Last Widow

“With a well-written, intriguing plot and an edge-of-the-seat ending, this is sure to keep readers up late into the night.” - Library Journal (starred review) on The Last Widow

“Vivid characters and rapidly escalating stakes complement the riveting, adrenaline-fueled plot. Along the way, Slaughter examines such topics as misogyny, white nationalism, and the politicization of law enforcement. Thriller fans will devour this visceral, gratifying entry.” - Publishers Weekly on The Last Widow

“With familiar characters, further developed here, and a plot as timely as it is riveting, Slaughter’s latest will enthrall her ever-growing legion of fans. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Slaughter’s thrillers have become near-automatic best-sellers, and this is one of her best.” - Booklist (starred review) on The Last Widow

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062858108
  • ISBN 10: 0062858106
  • Imprint: William Morrow
  • On Sale: 07/28/2020
  • Pages: 496
  • List Price:35.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological

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