A Kept Woman by: Karin Slaughter (released 09/20/2016) @SlaughterKarin @HarperCollins



Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future. 
Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them. 
The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him. 

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is 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 seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller — a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption.


Karin Slaughter is a name synonymous with Mystery/Thriller books. Anyone who loves the genre knows her and most love her. We are no exception. Karin Slaughter is on our ever growing list of authors that we automatically buy. Lucky for us she is always amazing.

A Kept Woman is a complex and wonderful example of Karin Slaughters work. It’s among the top talked about of her books, along with Pretty Girls and Good Daughter. A Kept Woman is book #8 in the Will Trent Series. You meet back with Will on a case that brings his wife and his history into the foreground of his mind and this case. His runaway wife is caught in the middle of the case of multiple deaths and may not be alive herself and she drags Will along with her in the worst possible ways. This is a must read to find out what happened in this complex case and messed up bag of characters.



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 eighteen novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty Girls and The Good Daughter. Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programing. A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent series, Grant County series, and standalone novel Cop Town are all in development for film and television.


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