The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter- Book Review


From the No.1 bestselling author comes a gripping new crime thriller featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton

It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end…they find nothing. It’s as if she disappeared into thin air.

A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer’s day is broken by the wail of sirens.

Sara and Will are trained to help in an emergency. Their jobs – their vocations – mean that they run towards a crisis, not away from it. But on this one terrible day that instinct betrays them both. Within hours the situation has spiralled out of control; Sara is taken prisoner; Will is forced undercover. And the fallout will lead them into the Appalachian mountains, to the terrible truth about what really happened to Michelle, and to a remote compound where a radical group has murder in mind


This is book #9 in the Will Trent series but can easily be read as a stand-alone.

Told From the point of view of three main characters, Will, his girlfriend Sara and Faith. It gives a different perspective of the same events at times, so may feel a little repetitive but I enjoyed seeing how things seemed to the different parties,.

Will and Sara are just having a relaxing day with family, when explosions break the calm and so they rush to offer their help, but on they way they are involved in a car accident…..but all is not as it seems.

Will is hurt and Sara is taken, they need a medic!…in the vehicle is a woman, she’s terrified and clearly in a state….she’s Michelle Spivey who had been kidnapped a while ago…just who are these men?

Brilliant writing by Karin Slaughter and This really touches a nerve, with the current climate the thought of an abhorrent white supremacist plot to cause such horrific disruption and terror doesn’t seem that far fetched and that’s what makes this so scary.

I would like to thank the Pigeonhole and the author for the opportunity to read this book for free and this is my honest and unbiased review



3 responses to “The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter- Book Review”

  1. This was great… Loved your review. Not read any book from this author in a long time

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  2. This sounds brilliant and very topical for the current times. Thanks so much for sharing!

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