Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.
Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.
The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him.
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.
Oh, wow, I just loved reading this book! I've really enjoyed this series, and this was another amazing installment to the series! From the rape case that Will couldn't get to stick, to the body of an ex cop with a bad rep and connections to Angie, this book had a lot going on, and going for it!
If Criminal was all about Will, then for this book, I'd say it was all about Angie. This book delves into her past, and we get to be in her head for pretty big chunks of this book-without spoiling some mysteries, while revealing the answers to others. And it was hard to read, because while Angie has had a tough life, she's not a likable character, you know?
There was a bit of jumping around with the timelines, because there's the prologue, and then the beginning starts shortly afterwards with the investigation with Will, Faith and Sara. Then it jumps back a few months or so into Angie's head, going forward until a little beyond that big night, and then back to Will where we left off. It was such a great way to present and play hide and seek with the mystery!
There were several revelations in this book, from Angie having a child, to the truth of what happened that night in the rape case. It wasn't totally connected, besides Angie and the bad guys having fingers in multiple pies, but was so great to read!
I absolutely loved this book, and I can't wait for another book in this amazing series!
Author: Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #8
Read: April 11th, 2018
Reason Why: Reading this series! And it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: William Morrow
Published: September 20th 2016