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The Silent Wife - Karin Slaughter

The Silent Wife

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 754 Ratings


“If you’re into mystery thrillers, then you’re into Karin Slaughter.” —THESKIMM

He watches. He waits. He takes. Who will be next . . .


Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .


  • Love Love Love Love

    By Shhh, I'm at a good part.
    It’s been a few years since I’ve read the Grant County series and then a few of the Will Trent books. I was hesitant about starting this book without having finished all the books up until this point, but I’m so glad I did! Even though it broke my heart for so many reasons. This would be a great read without having read any of the previous books, but for the full impact, I highly suggest going back and at least reading the Grant County series first. I absolutely love the way Karin Slaughter tells her stories!
  • Ok

    By amclean7777789
    You lost any medical credibility when you wrote HIPPA instead of HIPAA. Decent writing, but overall like watching a poorly written medical drama with too many overlooked errors.
  • The Silent Wife

    By kathymccarthy02
    Have read the series but feel the author just gave up on this one. Monotonous trash.
  • Sudden End

    By bobonkeowee
    Big build up, and then it just ends. As if, the author decided it was time to end this thing.
  • Not the best

    By pmbinky
    I’ve really enjoyed the Will Trent series up until now. I should have known it would move into the realm of romance (albeit quite gory) and since I have no knowledge of women and their inner feelings during relationships, I was quite lost at times. I did, however, spend the last two thirds of the book waiting to have my suspicions confirmed as to who the culprit was - it was too blatantly obvious. For having waited so long for a new installment, I was a bit disappointed.
  • 😛😛😛

    By fbgvnh
  • Was

    By Gliry7717
  • The wait is over!

    By Lbl0303
    Excellent to be back in the midst of mysteries, suspense, and of course Will & Sarah! Excellent read, can’t wait for more of Will & Sarah’s story!
  • Ebook File Corrected

    By Publisher WM
    The ebook file has now been corrected and you can download an updated file. If you purchased the ebook before 8/9: -Go to the Reading Now tab in the app -Click on the Account icon (upper right corner) -Click on Updates. The new version will appear in the list of books available for update.
  • Deeply Disturbing

    By MissJI
    I’m at the 54% mark and I don’t think I can finish this. I keep having to stop and start because the images of the victims and the crimes committed against them described in here are just A LOT to take. I am loving the story but I just cant move forward with this one. It’s too graphic. I wish I had been warned of the potential triggers before I started it.