I just finished up Karin Slaughter’s newest book The Kept Woman: A Novel (Will Trent).
I have read all of her books to date. She is one of my favorite cop/detective writers so whenever she has a new book, I gravitate to it. I was a little worried though. The last book she wrote, Pretty Girls: A Novel, I wasn’t a big fan of. It was way to graphic and gory for my liking.
Happily this book was part of her series of book about Will Trent. I’ve loved all the Will Trent books. If you’re new to the series and want to give it a try make sure to start with Triptych: A Novel (Will Trent series Book 1).
I had put this on my on line waiting list from the moment I saw it was available. I had kept myself content listening to other books but I kept coming back and wondering how much longer I’d have to wait to listen to it. Last week I saw that I was next on the list and I squealed. I was really looking forward to the book. That can be a little scary though….will the book live up to the expectation. For me it did.
The series links some main characters, Will, Sarah and Angie…as well as others. Much of this edition tells about Angie and explains her cold hearted personality. It was needed because at some point the love life or Will and Sarah needs to find a way to move forward.
Here’s what Amazon has to say, “With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop.
Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn’t belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.
Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away.
But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues.
Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with conflicted, fallible characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller — a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption.”
Amazon readers give the book 4.4 stars. I’ll have to say I would rate is a little higher. If you’ve read the series, I think you’ll like this one as well. If you haven’t read the series, WHAT IS STOPPING YOU??
To be truly upfront if you really want to start at the VERY beginning of the series, start with her Grant County books…Blindsighted: The First Grant County Thriller (Grant County Thrillers)