Teaser Tuesday: The Last Widow

Karin Slaughter’s new novel has just hit the shelves in the book stores. Before reading her new novel, I thought I would do a quick catch-up on Will Trent’s story in The Last Widow.

The teaser I am sharing with you today comes from the prologue of the story. As is usual with Karin Slaughter’s novels, you are drawn straight into the action:

“Michelle felt her mouth drop open.

A van slid to a stop beside her daughter.

The side door rolled open.

A man jumped out.

Michelle gripped her keys. She bolted into a full out run, cutting the distance between herself and her daughter.

She started to scream, but it was too late.

Ashley had run off, just like they had told her to do.

Which was fine, because the man did not want Ashley.

He wanted Michelle.” (p7, Harper Collins, 2019)

Would you read this story?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2020

( This novel was the 119th novel in my 2020 book pledge. This post is linked to Teaser Tuesday which is hosted by The Purple Booker.)

Book Review: The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

I enjoy reading thrillers and when I read the blurb to Karin Slaughter’s novel The Kept Woman, I knew that I could not give this novel a miss. The story begins with the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site and the identification of the dead man as an ex-cop. Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on the case. Evidence links Will and his troubled past to the case, the consequences of which wreak havoc for him in his personal life. His family, friends, and colleagues are all affected. Sara Linton – the newest medical examiner and Will’s lover – realises that the extensive blood loss indicates that there is another victim, a woman, who will die if not found soon.

The hunt is on and, as the case unravels, the reader turns the pages quickly. Often I am able to guess the outcome of the story long before it is revealed. Slaughter, however, manages to keep me in suspense right until the reveal. The story does not unfold as one would expect.- and I love that. Saturday afternoon saw me glued to the sofa as I had to read the last 100 pages non-stop. Would I recommend this novel? Oh, yes. Will your attention be kept right up until the end? Most definitely.  Slaughter’s writing is fast-paced and does not miss a beat. This is a thriller not to miss.

Have you read any of Karin Slaughter’s novels?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This novel was the second in my 50 book pledge for 2018)