Blog Tour : The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

June 23, 2020 Blog Tour, Book review 2 ★★★★½

I’m super excited to be joining today’s blog tour for The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter, organised by Anne Cater. Would you believe it, this book marks the milestone of Karin’s 20th book in 20 years. And all I can say is that her writing style gets grittier, even more shocking and more absorbing by the book.

Thanks to HarperCollins for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Blog Tour : The Silent Wife by Karin SlaughterThe Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter
Published by HarperCollins on 23 July 2020
Genres: Thrillers, Crime, Mystery & Detective
Pages: 496
Format: eBook
Source: Blog Tour
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four-half-stars

He watches.
A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she's wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim.

He waits.
A decade later, the case has been closed. The killer is behind bars. But then another young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead, and the MO is identical.

He takes.
Although the original trail has gone cold -- memories have faded, witnesses have disappeared -- agent Will Trent and forensic pathologist Sara Linton must re-open the cold case. But the clock is ticking, and the killer is determined to find his perfect silent wife ...

!@#$ addictive CRIME suspense

First Line of The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

“Becky Caterino stared into the darkest corners of the dorm refrigeration”.

My thoughts on The Silent Wife

Karin Slaughter was one of the very first crime authors that I read. I was drawn in by her complex characters, gritty plots and superb pacing. Everything that I loved back then holds true for this book.

We are reunited with some much loved characters – Sara, Will, and Sara’s deceased husband Jeffrey via two timelines. Sara and Will struggling to make their relationship work with their heavy baggage. And Sara and Jeffrey in the past during their separation. Linking the two timelines is a case that has to be reopened, re-examined and solved with urgency before a terrifying killer strikes again.

Both plots rattle along at a fast pace and watching them link up absorbed all my attention. I’ll be honest at times I had to put the book down to catch my breath, and give a little thankful shudder that I’m only reading fiction. The details are shocking, and made me read furiously as I needed them to nail the killer so I could put the book down and go to sleep safely!

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I absolutely loved this and I’m so happy to have spent more time with 3 characters that I love. For shock value and curveballs and all the tension you just can’t beat Karin Slaughter.

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
four-half-stars
Pace
four-half-stars
Did I feel it?
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

Who should read The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter?

Highly recommended if you like gritty crime fiction that scares the life out of you! Fans of Liz Nugent, Gillian Flynn and Lee Child should also enjoy. This book in number 10 in the Will Trent series, but could easily be read as a standalone, as the back history is well recapped.

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 20 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant Sunday Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls, Pieces of Her, and The Good Daughter. 

Pieces of Her is soon to be an eight-part Netflix adaptation, starring Toni Collette, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men), and produced by Charlotte Stoudt (Homeland) and Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies). Grant County and Will Trent series are in development for television.

four-half-stars

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