Saturday, June 22, 2019

Week 25 Review: The Last Widow

From Goodreads:
New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won't see coming

A mysterious kidnapping

On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor. 

A devastating explosion

One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta's busiest and most important neighborhood's has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.

A diabolical enemy

Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.

My Review:
Yeah, I loved reading this book so much! I did think for some reason what Sara was going to be held hostage in the hospital, which is why I was confused that Will would go off undercover. I was wrong since they didn't even manage to get there before she was taken!

One thing that I really enjoyed in this book in the beginning when everything was happening, was seeing parts of scenes from different characters. We'd see it from one character, and then we'd jump back to around the same time the other one started and see it again from another character's perspective. It was really neat to read and see how people see things differently!

The threat that they face in this book is by a Neo-Nazi group. But the new iteration where they don't really stand out from the crowd visually. So they're harder to find. But their views were just so incredible toxic and horrible! And the FBI is understandable cautious, given their history of shoot outs with other groups. But that doesn't help Sara all that much!

Other books in this series, the violence is more graphic, more horrifying. And while it still is in this book, it's not explicitly stated, at least, a good deal of the time. It does deal with some tough topics like rape and pedophilia, but it doesn't happen on screen, it's just mentioned. And I think I'll have a tough time reading this book again, because captivity is one of my buttons, and knowing it's going to happen, will make it hard for me to read it again. I'll reread it in the future, but it'll be hard!

Such a fantastic book, and I'd love more from this series, but I also enjoy her stand alone's, so I'm happy either way, whatever comes next from Karin Slaughter!

Author: Karin Slaughter
Series: Will Trent #9
Read: June 19th, 2019
Source: Edelweiss
Reason Why: I enjoy her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2019 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: William Morrow
Expected Publication: August 20th 2019
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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