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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 1,451 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 . . .


  • Mystery

    By Gemom
    Great story and it filled in Jeffery for me. Everything was done in a way that you got to know the important people in Sara’s life.
  • The Silent Wife

    By TCWinger
    As always I can’t put Ms. Slaughter’s books down. Loved this whole Will Trent series. Hopefully there’ll be more. Her attention to detail is unrivaled in any other books by numerous great authors I’ve read. Such flawed main characters but you’re always rooting for them. Looking forward to reading more of her books.
  • Good, but not great.

    By goldydaone
    This was my first dance with this author. Not sure I will read another. Kind I’d draggy, too much detail which was unnecessary.
  • The Silent Wife

    By Carefuljean
    Didn’t see this coming! K. Slaughter puts her characters out there - warts and all! Love these two series and I’m ready for the next book
  • Murder Porn

    By CentralCALady
    Book only exists so the author can gross you out. Confusing jumps from person to person, time to editor to make sense of this. It is disgusting.
  • The Silent Wife

    By Arnies volunteer
    Absolutely an awesome book… A great thriller with twists and turns up to the very very end… It will not disappoint you. The ending was totally unexpected. A superb thriller and a must read. Enjoy!
  • Good to Have the Old Crew Back Together

    By cakEbabY1989
    Although it was fairly easy to figure out whodunnit about halfway through, reading this felt like being back in touch with old friends. I was on the fence about purchasing but once I settled in, was happy I did. I personally feel it’s time to retire Will, Sara, Faith & Amanda but should Slaughter come out with another book containing these characters, I’ll probably get sucked in. Oh well!
  • 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.