The Kept Woman
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The Kept Woman


Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.

Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.

The author of the acclaimed standalone Pretty Girls returns with this long-awaited new novel in her bestselling Will Trent series—an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges the Georgia detective into the darkest depths of a case that just might destroy him.

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are 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 searing novel of love, loss, and redemption. A seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller, it marks Karin Slaughter’s triumphant return to her most popular series, sure to please new and diehard fans alike.

Title:The Kept Woman
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:461 pages

    The Kept Woman Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Dec 20, 2015

    Alright, I know not everyone out there is a Karin Slaughter fan, but those people are wrong and clearly not to be trusted. All kidding aside, most everyone familiar with Ms. Slaughter's work knows tha...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Nov 13, 2015

    Last year's Karin Slaughter stand alone Pretty Girls book left me kinda disappointed. (A whole ton of people loved it so back off)...But this book. Karin Slaughter has long been one of my favorite aut...

  • Mary Beth
    Mar 01, 2017

    FIVE SHINEY STARS (Wish I could give it 10). It was just AMAZING and best one in this series. It was fantastic! I just love this series! It is my favorite series. I the characters especially Will Tren...

  • Diane S ?
    Sep 24, 2016

    Wow! This one had the pacing of a runaway train, revelations fast and furious. Will Trent and Sara Litton, trying to make a go of it, both scarred from past events. Bodies found in a warehouse, one an...

  • Mo
    Oct 30, 2015

    Karin Slaughter is probably one of my favourite ever authors. Discovered her last year and devoured most of her books. Will Trent. Not my usual "hero"! But I love and adore him. He is vulnerable, he i...

  • Gary
    Jun 12, 2016

    This is the 8th book in the Will Trent series by author Karin Saughter. I have read several of the books in this series, although not in order and enjoyed them all so I was not surprised that I also e...

  • ?Sharon?
    Jul 25, 2016

    I was prepared to wait until September to have this book on my Kindle but one of the best things happened. My good friend Mo was lucky enough to meet Karin Slaughter in person at a book signing in Del...

  • Emma
    May 28, 2016

    *Character spoiler below*My only complaint with this book, if you can call it that, is that in bringing Will's wife Angie to the fore, Slaughter has overshadowed the other characters to such a degree ...

  • Brenda
    Sep 24, 2016

    I've been a fan of Karin Slaughter's books for quite awhile. In all honesty, I've liked some better than others, but I've never felt like I wanted to give up on this author. And I still don't!This boo...

  • Aileene
    Sep 22, 2016

    ~Pls note~Rating interpretation: 5 Stars - if ALL my expectations and criteria are met.NO Stars - Goodreads stars are not enough as the story blew me out of the water.This tune kept popping in my hea...

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of fifteen thrillers, including UNSEEN, CRIMINAL, FALLEN, BROKEN, UNDONE, FRACTURED, BEYOND REACH, TRIPTYCH, FAITHLESS, COP TOWN, and the e-original short stories “Snatched” and “Busted.” Slaughter was born in a small southern Georgia community, and now resides in Atlanta. She is widely credited with first coining the