The Silent Wife: A Riveting Crime Thriller

Atlanta, Georgia. Present day.

A young woman falls victim to a brutal attack, her life hanging by a thread. The police desperately search for answers, but the trail runs cold. Until investigator Will Trent from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation receives an unexpected assignment that takes him to the state penitentiary, where a prisoner claims to recognize the attacker’s modus operandi. It’s eerily reminiscent of a crime he was wrongfully accused of eight years ago. With unshakable conviction, the prisoner insists on his innocence, offering what he believes is irrefutable proof. The real killer is still out there, and justice demands to be served.

As Will delves into the details of both cases, a chilling realization takes hold — to uncover the truth, he must first solve the original crime. But nearly a decade has passed, allowing memories to fade, witnesses to disappear, and evidence to be lost. To complicate matters further, he needs the expertise of Sara Linton, a skilled medical examiner, to aid in his relentless pursuit of a ruthless murderer. When the past and present collide, Will’s entire world hangs in the balance.

Reviews That Speak Volumes

  • #1 in Australia & New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the UK
  • Parade’s “Best Summer Book for 2020”
  • A heartfelt exploration of the impact of trauma and society’s perception of rape survivors, Karin Slaughter delivers an unflinching narrative that leaves a lasting impression. – Publishers Weekly
  • As Karin Slaughter weaves together past and present investigations, her best-selling series gains even greater depth, keeping readers firmly on the edge of their seats. – BOOKLIST Starred Review
  • Within the pages of this psychological thriller and gripping police procedural, Slaughter introduces emotionally complex characters who grapple with the darkness of their profession. – Library Journal
  • Prepare to be rattled to the core by the slow-burning tension that builds throughout this masterfully crafted novel. – Kirkus
  • Get ready for a pulse-pounding read that will keep you enthralled from beginning to end. – PopSugar
  • With twenty books under her belt, Karin Slaughter’s prowess is undeniable, and her portrayal of the relationship between Will and Sara is simply irresistible. – Globe and Mail
  • Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing tale that seamlessly entwines a twisted plot, graphic violence, meticulous investigation, and a tender love story. Karin Slaughter’s storytelling skills are simply exquisite. – Jackie K. Cooper
  • A riveting testament to the alarming prevalence of sexual violence that society often overlooks. – The Sunday Times
  • Dive into the tenth installment of Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series, where razor-sharp storytelling and absorbing suspense await. – The Observer
  • Brace yourself for an electrifying rollercoaster ride filled with heart-stopping drama, thought-provoking social issues, and complex relationship dynamics. Karin Slaughter never fails to deliver. – LoveReading
  • Gripping, gruesome, and emotionally charged, Karin Slaughter showcases her unparalleled ability to blend forensics, procedure, and deeply human characters in another captivating read. – The Daily Mail

Step into the gripping world of The Silent Wife and let Karin Slaughter’s masterful storytelling captivate you. Join Will Trent and Sara Linton as they navigate the treacherous path of a relentless killer, unearthing shocking truths along the way. Don’t miss out on this thrilling crime novel that will leave you breathless.

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