The Last Widow

The Last Widow New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists disturbing secrets and shocking surprises y

  • Title: The Last Widow
  • Author: Karin Slaughter
  • ISBN: 0062858084
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won t see comingA mysterious kidnappingOn a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot V New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won t see comingA mysterious kidnappingOn a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor A devastating explosionOne month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground shaking blast followed by another seconds later One of Atlanta s busiest and most important neighborhood s has been bombed the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.A diabolical enemyMedical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 446 pages Published August 20th 2019 by William Morrow More Details ISBN 0062858084 ISBN13 9780062858085 Edition Language English Series Will Trent 9 Other Editions 43 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Last Widow, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Does anyone knows how many books are expected in the series I love the books but i think it is time for Angie to be gone forever and for Will to finally get undisturbed HEA with Sara He has suffered so much in his life he deserves to be happy I am just terrified that Karin Slaughter will finish this series with him getting killed or ending up alone and miserable 10 likeslike 6 months ago See all 5 answers Ashley I heard in an interview once that Karin got death threats over killing Jeffery I m pretty sure I m the only one who was happy to see that tool go so I heard in an interview once that Karin got death threats over killing Jeffery I m pretty sure I m the only one who was happy to see that tool go so I don t think she ll leave Will to die alone miserably Maybe it s just me, but I think Karin cares about Will just as much as we do I m tired of Angie too, but as far as evil ex s go, she s one of my favorites I d hate to see this series end, but I have fallen head over heels in love with her standalone novels I don t know how it would be possible, but I wish there was a way to keep Andrea from Pieces of Her going I m totally renewing my Netflix account as soon as the Pieces of Her show comes out Sorrythis is long and all over the place I might be a little too excited for The Last Widow to come out ha Plus I could talk about KS books all day less flag Okay so I have read all of K Slaughters stand alone books, but have not read this series Do I need to read them all before this book If so, I better get started before this one comes out 1 likelike 34 days ago See all 5 answers Kim Bo HELPS TO SET UP THE NEW IDENTITIES STArts with two ends up with , but mainly 4 this character group keeps you enthralled and probably will for HELPS TO SET UP THE NEW IDENTITIES STArts with two ends up with , but mainly 4 this character group keeps you enthralled and probably will for another couple of books or so less flag See all 7 questions about The Last Widow Lists with This Book Books that are coming out that I m excited to read 20 books 3 voters Trigger Warnings Rape Sexual Abuse 73 books 13 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.30 Rating details 4,107 ratings 735 reviews All LanguagesDeutsch 16 English 664 Nederlands 38 Portugu s 1 Rom n 1 More filters Sort order May 24, 2019 Paromjit rated it it was amazing Shelves crime fiction, thriller, netgalley, mystery Anyone who is shocked by the nightmare rise of the far right Alt right and their Nazi ideology should read this well researched addition to the Will Trenton series with Dr Sara Linton, both members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations GBI by Karin Slaughter Slaughter pokes beneath the surface to examine the rise of this contemporary phenomena with the authentic creation of the kind of unhinged characters, mainly men, that are part of this unsavoury movement, their arrogance, their need to Anyone who is shocked by the nightmare rise of the far right Alt right and their Nazi ideology should read this well researched addition to the Will Trenton series with Dr Sara Linton, both members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations GBI by Karin Slaughter Slaughter pokes beneath the surface to examine the rise of this contemporary phenomena with the authentic creation of the kind of unhinged characters, mainly men, that are part of this unsavoury movement, their arrogance, their need to control women, and the depth of their racism and antisemitism The survivalist and cultish nature of many such groups attracts young lost, naive young men in search of male role models in their lives, attracted by the glamour of military men, and fighting a cause akin to their very own holy war The author hones in on critical issues such as the large number of disaffected ex army men returning from war, the scapegoating of immigrants, the private militias, and the political climate that underpins the growth and legitimisation of the far right Despite me wanting this story of white supremacist domestic terrorism to have no basis in reality, unfortunately Slaughter s chilling scenarios do not feel that far fetched at all, given what has been happening in our real world.Michelle Spivey is shopping with her 11 year old daughter, Ashley, when she is abducted Spivey is a vital scientist working at the Centre for Disease Control, and the authorities are struggling to find her and no one knows why she has been taken Will and Medical Examiner Sara are virtually living together, although Sara s mother, Cathy, is having problems accepting Will as part of their family Whilst they are spending time with Sarah s family, bombs go off at critically important sites in Georgia, including the hospitals, leaving many dead and injured Will and Sara head towards the scene, only to find themselves held up at a apparent traffic accident scenario that feels off, which culminates in Sara s abduction and Will being injured A devastated and traumatised Will is helped by his close friends and colleagues, Amanda Wagner and Faith Mitchell, collaborating with the FBI to locate Sara and Michelle Will goes undercover, as he and the GBI race against time to try and prevent a unknown far right domestic terrorist plot indicated in the chatter picked up by the intelligence agencies This is a violent and brutal read, including the horrors of paedophilia, rape, child murders and biological warfare, but none of these factors felt out of place in this compulsive and riveting story For me, there was only a minor issue in the novel that jarred, and that was the retelling of same scenes from the viewpoints of Will and Sara that served little purpose, but this did not really mar my reading experience Slaughter could not have written a relevant and informative novel on the unspeakable nightmare that is the rise of Alt Right groups in the US and elsewhere She demonstrates her understanding of the kind of people that run these groups, the militias, the involvement of ex army men, and the huge numbers that are attracted to such groups and their despicable ideology A brilliant, if desperately disturbing read, that I highly recommend Many thanks to HarperCollins for an ARC flag 217 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Jun 12, 2019 Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves black humour, american authors, arc from publisher, kidnapping, terrorism, crime, detectives, series, gritty, thriller I ll begin by offering a bit of advice Don t open this with the idea of just getting a few chapters under your belt Prepare Find a quiet spot, break out the emergency reading kit snacks, beverages, blankie, heart rate monitor, etc get comfortable Because this author doesn t so much gently lead you into the story as throw you off a speeding train In the ebook version we have our first kidnapping at 2% Then she gives you a bit of a break, holding off til 8% for the second one At th I ll begin by offering a bit of advice Don t open this with the idea of just getting a few chapters under your belt Prepare Find a quiet spot, break out the emergency reading kit snacks, beverages, blankie, heart rate monitor, etc get comfortable Because this author doesn t so much gently lead you into the story as throw you off a speeding train In the ebook version we have our first kidnapping at 2% Then she gives you a bit of a break, holding off til 8% for the second one At this point you might start digging around for a seatbelt Dr Michelle Spivey was enjoying an outing with her daughter When a van suddenly pulls up beside them, her first thought is for her little girl She needn t have worried It s Michelle they want One month later, Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent his girlfriend Dr Sara Linton are spending time with her family when they hear 2 explosions It s coming from the Emory Campus as they attempt to get to the scene, they re waylaid by a road accident In the blink of an eye Will is badly beaten Sara is gone tip good time for snack drink heart rate check 1.What follows is a gripping story told by 2 main narrators In Will s chapters we follow him various levels of law enforcement as they try to find Sara figure out what the hell is going on His boss Amanda is as cagey acerbic as ever as she directs the search while sparring with the FBI Colleague Faith is in the thick of it, running down leads providing some much needed comic relief In alternate chapters, we re with Sara Here we learn exactly what a secretive group are up to why she Michelle were selected What they endure, witness hear makes for a disturbing read at times but one that keeps you glued to the pages Ms Slaughter has a tendency to punt you out of your comfort zone but for me, the most unsettling parts were those that reflected the sad truths of real current events The premise is frighteningly plausible clearly she s done her homework.There is some minor repetition of scenes that seemed unnecessary but that s nitpicking Initially you re swept up by the pace need to know how all these players fit in Then there s a dawning sense of dread as it becomes clear what the bad guys agenda is To the squillion or so Will Trent fans out there, you can rejoice It s been a long wait for this instalment it doesn t disappoint Although it can be enjoyed as a stand alone, there is a boat load of history among these characters that adds depth to the present situation it was a pleasure to catch up with them The ending leaves the door open for a book 10 we can only hope it won t be a long wait Maybe use the time to deep breathe replenish your reading kit flag 110 likesLike see review View all 34 comments Paul B Sandy Great review At the opening of the story I was not convinced that after two explosions the GBI trained cop Will Trent would not have immediate Sandy Great review At the opening of the story I was not convinced that after two explosions the GBI trained cop Will Trent would not have immediately and automatically moved to Sarah s auto to collect his weapon before setting off 19 hours, 19 min ago Sandy Paul wrote Sandy Great review At the opening of the story I was not convinced that after two explosions the GBI trained cop Will Trent would not h Paul wrote Sandy Great review At the opening of the story I was not convinced that after two explosions the GBI trained cop Will Trent would not have immediately and automatically moved to Sarah s auto to c Thanks, Paul And yep, right there with you There were little things that seemed against SOP but sure helped move the plot along 18 hours, 27 min ago Jun 04, 2019 Alan Cotterell rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves read 2019, arc, 6 stars Before you start this the latest book in the Will Trent series, make sure you have enough time to finish it You will not want to put it down Karin Slaughter is a master or should that be mistress , when it comes to storytelling She somehow moves the story on at such a pace, but at the same time builds up the tension I don t think there were any extraneous words in this Every one of them was needed.Her books can sometimes be criticised for including too much violence and not particularly, p Before you start this the latest book in the Will Trent series, make sure you have enough time to finish it You will not want to put it down Karin Slaughter is a master or should that be mistress , when it comes to storytelling She somehow moves the story on at such a pace, but at the same time builds up the tension I don t think there were any extraneous words in this Every one of them was needed.Her books can sometimes be criticised for including too much violence and not particularly, politically correct Personally I feel that is quite refreshing in the current climate when a small minority complain about any deviation from what is considered the social norm This story certainly deviates from the social norm It is based around a white supremacist group that will stop at nothing to eradicate non whites, including, child murders, paedophilia, rape and biological warfare, but as distressing as these topics are, they didn t feel out of place in this compulsive and engaging story Sara and Will feel like friends this far into the series, yet their characters continue to develop and evolve, along with the usual other characters from the series A very emotive ending Cannot wait for the next in the series.Overall this is a fantastic book that has obviously been extremely well researched, developed and adapted to fit scenarios that worryingly do not feel impossible, with all that is going on in the real world A strong contender for my book of the year, at least Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for an ARC in exchange for an honest review flag 87 likesLike see review View all 13 comments Alan Cotterell Wow that s a lot of listening But I totally understand It is definitely a just one chapter book Aug 28, 2019 12 31AM Alan Cotterell Lisa wrote A question do you have to have read the other books in the series before reading this one First of all, many apologies for delay in repl Lisa wrote A question do you have to have read the other books in the series before reading this one First of all, many apologies for delay in replying, this comment must of got lost in the notification feed.You don t have to read all the others first, but it might help From what I remember, I don t think there were any real spoilers in this one, that would ruin previous books And the story is so well written that I think, you can understand what is happening without previous knowledge.I do recommend that you do read the others when you can as in my opinion it is possibly the best series out there Hope that answers your question Aug 29, 2019 03 26AM Aug 29, 2019 Berit rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019, blog tour, arc physical The Hype IS Real This was my very first Karin Slaughter and I have to say I get it Dark, disturbing, and oh so delicious This is the ninth book in the Will Trent series, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as a standalone I d definitely go back and read the previous books I d like to learn the history between these characters especially Will and Amanda his boss pseudo mother Will was quirky and likable, I d love to witness how his character has evolved through the course of the series The b The Hype IS Real This was my very first Karin Slaughter and I have to say I get it Dark, disturbing, and oh so delicious This is the ninth book in the Will Trent series, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as a standalone I d definitely go back and read the previous books I d like to learn the history between these characters especially Will and Amanda his boss pseudo mother Will was quirky and likable, I d love to witness how his character has evolved through the course of the series The book starts with a BANG Dr Michelle Spivey a scientist at the CDC is abducted from a Walmart parkinglot The book then jumps forward a month, will and his girlfriend Sarah Who is also a medical examiner are at her parents house when they hear an explosion The explosion appears to have happened at Emory university home of the CDC and several hospitals Will and Sarah immediately start heading to the bomb sight knowing they will be needed, but they never get there There is a car accident, a gun fight, and then another kidnapping Chaos ensues we are then caught up in the dark world of white supremacy, terrorism, rape, and pedophilia Most of this was so timely, so real, it made the book all that frightening The book jumps around between the perspectives of Will, Sarah, and Will s partner Faith This was extremely impactful because we were always privy as to what was going on, there were even a few times we got the same scene from both Will and Sarah s perspectives This book was action packed edge of your seat thrilling from first page to last Never a doll moment Karin Slaughter has a new fan right here This book in three emoji s Big thanks to William Morrow for my copy of this book flag 70 likesLike see review View all 9 comments Erin Clemence Berit, I m glad you enjoyed this one I definitely recommend anything by Slaughter she is fantastic Aug 31, 2019 07 40AM BernLuvsBooks Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas I m so looking forward to reading this one this month Glad the hype is real Berit 17 hours, 1 min ago Jun 10, 2019 Nadia rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves thriller This is the kind of book that will increase your heart beat and if the world was ending, you might notice it, but you will keep reading because you will want to know how the book ends Having said that, this book might not appeal to faint hearted as it gets dark and gory in places.The Last Widow is 9 in Will Trent series but my first one and it felt absolutely fine to read it as a standalone The Last Widow is action packed and it made me feel as if I was seeing the scenes rather than just read This is the kind of book that will increase your heart beat and if the world was ending, you might notice it, but you will keep reading because you will want to know how the book ends Having said that, this book might not appeal to faint hearted as it gets dark and gory in places.The Last Widow is 9 in Will Trent series but my first one and it felt absolutely fine to read it as a standalone The Last Widow is action packed and it made me feel as if I was seeing the scenes rather than just reading them I won t go into the plot details but will just say that the plot is clever and gripping, the characters are well developed on both fronts good guys are likeable and the bad guys are so twisted and sick that you just want them dead asap.My first Karin Slaughter book and I am hooked Many thanks to HarperCollins UK for an e copy in exchange for an honest review flag 52 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Dec 17, 2018 Tarrah Marie rated it it was amazing review of another edition WILL TRENT IS BACK deep breath flag 46 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Aug 27, 2019 Jasmine from How Useful It Is rated it it was amazing Shelves to re read, thrillers, from publisher 446 pages has anyone noticed how inaccurate the page count is on This book is a fantastic read The views are unlike any other reads I have experienced Three views are told in parallel and at the same time I don t have to wonder what the other person is doing or thinking because it will be explained when I read that person s view It s like a 360 degrees birds view I love the intensity of the situation when Will and Sara are surrounded by the possibility of many bad guys with gun 446 pages has anyone noticed how inaccurate the page count is on This book is a fantastic read The views are unlike any other reads I have experienced Three views are told in parallel and at the same time I don t have to wonder what the other person is doing or thinking because it will be explained when I read that person s view It s like a 360 degrees birds view I love the intensity of the situation when Will and Sara are surrounded by the possibility of many bad guys with guns Definitely at the edge of my seat reading this book I love that all three main characters are likable and have such interesting personalities I like the references to real life drama such as iPhone, pedophilia, white supremacists, etc I m completely tuned into this story and I couldn t put it down This book started out with a prologue, told in the third person point of view following Michelle, scientist She is out shopping with her 11 year old daughter and worrying about losing her to pedophiles, kidnappers, and boys when a van pulled up and instead of taking her daughter, they took her The story then begins with Sara, Pediatrician Medical Examiner, as she visits her mom Cathy and aunt Bella They are talking her into settling down with her boyfriend Will Sara is aware of Michelle s abduction, though it has been a month and she hasn t been found or rescued The second view is Will Trent, Special Agent Detective He s volunteered to help mow the grass for Sara s aunt The third view is Faith, Will s partner She s currently in downtown attending an important meeting about the notorious bank robber Novak They all heard two explosions coming in the direction of Emory University When Will and Sara raced to the crime scene, they were held up in an auto accident surrounded by armed and dangerous men Sara then becomes the hostage in her own car while Will ended up injured on the street The hunt begins now for Sara and Michelle The Last Widow is beautifully written and a fast paced read The author sure has a way with words I love how well she play with her words to make it sounds funny, cool, and beautifully executed I couldn t help re reading many of my favorite lines in this book Sara had actually heard the squeaking groan of his testicles retracting into his body It had taken a hell of a lot of suction to get them back out again And At this rate, the only way she was going to get laid was to crawl up a chicken s ass and wait And being cramped in a helicopter is like being trapped in an overloaded washing machine This book is my first read from this author and I am forever grateful to William Morrow s Publicist for inviting and introducing this author to me because now I just want to binge read all of her past books The ending is excellent and I highly recommend everyone to read this book Pro fast paced, page turner, hostage, close calls, intense, couldn t put down, at edge of my seat, adrenaline rush, smart characters, mimics reality Con none I rate it 5 stars Disclaimer Many thanks to William Morrows Paperback for the opportunity to read and review Please be assured that my opinions are honest xoxo, Jasmine at howusefulitis.wordpress for details flag 88 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Jasmine from How Useful It Is Hope you will enjoy reading this book Mary Beth Aug 29, 2019 02 26PM Jasmine from How Useful It Is Hope you will love this read Kaceey Aug 29, 2019 02 27PM Jul 21, 2019 Sandra Cross My Heart rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 release, aug 2019 release, mystery thriller, romance suspense, favorites all time, karin slaughter, suspense, arc publisher, edelweiss arc, favorites 2019 The Last Widow is one of my most anticipated books of 2019 After reading it, I can say it s a powerful, relevant story that I won t soon forget Slaughter clearly spent a great deal of time researching social and political issues of our time as well as the radical, militia style groups that emerge, along with the idealistic views of people who tend to join them The author captures the atmosphere and essence of a cult group practicing segregation as they believe it their duty and right to do wh The Last Widow is one of my most anticipated books of 2019 After reading it, I can say it s a powerful, relevant story that I won t soon forget Slaughter clearly spent a great deal of time researching social and political issues of our time as well as the radical, militia style groups that emerge, along with the idealistic views of people who tend to join them The author captures the atmosphere and essence of a cult group practicing segregation as they believe it their duty and right to do whatever it takes to keep their bloodlines pure This is the type group that is at the center of the story in The Last Widow.First let me say, The Last Widow is part of a fantastic series, but this author includes everything you need to read and enjoy this book as a standalone However, the character and character relationship development are huge in this series so I highly recommend you read them in order The setup is clear from the blurb so I ll only touch briefly on it A month after a scientist working for the Center of Disease Control is kidnapped, Sara and Will are spending an afternoon with her family Some of these early domestic scenes play out through both Will and Sara s eyes which fascinated me as it clearly demonstrates how they still have different views and manners of coping with their developing relationship Well done, KS When their afternoon is interrupted by explosions in a nearby city, Sara and Will race toward the scene to assist, running straight into a situation that results in Will being badly injured and Sara being kidnapped by a group of radical domestic terrorists In a race against time, Will works with his partner Faith Mitchell and other law enforcement led by Amanda Wagner to find and infiltrate the group to free Sara and save society The Last Widow is intense, graphic, and rich in detail as can be expected from this author It emphasizes the practice and horrors of pedophilia, the superiority of males over females, senseless murder, and biological warfare as well as the dangerous atmosphere that breeds militia style cults The suspense builds at a frantic pace as the story unfolds from two narrators Will and Sara Through Will s eyes, the focus is on the efforts of law enforcement to find the cult, the dangers of going undercover, and his panicked frame of mind which includes major guilt over what he perceives as his failure to keep Sara safe There are interactions with Will and Sara s mother family during this time that are priceless gems for readers of the series Fantastic, telling scenes Through Sara s eyes, readers view life within the terrorist camp, and it s there that the depravity of their leader and horror of their plan become apparent Slaughter s ability to manipulate characters through a highly visual, atmospheric setting is key to the rising, menacing tone throughout Her mastery of plot, character, and character relationship development is brilliant, as always, as she pulls every single thread together by the end The Last Widow is a taut, fast paced, graphic thriller with a timely message that people everywhere should heed And by the way, I read the last page several times over before closing the book with a smile on my face Great setup for the next book in one of my favorite series ever May our wait be short For suspense and thriller fans, this is one you don t want to miss With special thanks to the publisher for an arc of this book Reviewed at Cross My Heart Reviews flag 43 likesLike see review View all 11 comments May 28, 2019 Pauline rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter is the ninth book in the Will Trent series.A woman is abducted from a shopping centre car park A month later she is forced to take part in a terrorist attack Will Trent s girlfriend a doctor is also taken by the terrorist It s a race against time to stop these men and get the women back alive.I did not enjoy this book as much as the author s earlier books in this series and found a difference in writing style and the story very slow at the beginning.Thank you The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter is the ninth book in the Will Trent series.A woman is abducted from a shopping centre car park A month later she is forced to take part in a terrorist attack Will Trent s girlfriend a doctor is also taken by the terrorist It s a race against time to stop these men and get the women back alive.I did not enjoy this book as much as the author s earlier books in this series and found a difference in writing style and the story very slow at the beginning.Thank you to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK for my e copy in exchange for an honest review flag 35 likesLike see review Jun 08, 2019 Gary rated it really liked it This is the 9th book in the Will Trent series by author Karin Slaughter but could easily be read as a stand alone.Michelle Spivey a scientist from the Centre for Disease Control is kidnapped by unknown assailants and authorities are desperate to find her One month later, a bomb goes off in the Atlanta neighbourhood that houses Emory University, two hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and his girlfriend Sara, a medica This is the 9th book in the Will Trent series by author Karin Slaughter but could easily be read as a stand alone.Michelle Spivey a scientist from the Centre for Disease Control is kidnapped by unknown assailants and authorities are desperate to find her One month later, a bomb goes off in the Atlanta neighbourhood that houses Emory University, two hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and his girlfriend Sara, a medical examiner rush to the scene Only to run straight into a dangerous conspiracy Stakes are raised when Sara is kidnapped and Will goes undercover to save her and prevent the deaths of thousands of people.This is a fast paced thriller that is not for the feint hearted.I would like to thank both Net Galley and Harper Collins for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review flag 33 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 11, 2019 Miriam Smith rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves lovereading I have been a huge fan of Karin Slaughter for well over ten years now and she was one of the very first big name authors that got me into the latest crime genre, due to her addictive and compelling stories The Last Widow is number nine in the Georgia Bureau Investigator Will Trent series and it is possible to read this as a standalone, though to fully understand Will and his unique personality it wouldn t hurt to read some of the previous books, as much for enjoyment as anything else I have b I have been a huge fan of Karin Slaughter for well over ten years now and she was one of the very first big name authors that got me into the latest crime genre, due to her addictive and compelling stories The Last Widow is number nine in the Georgia Bureau Investigator Will Trent series and it is possible to read this as a standalone, though to fully understand Will and his unique personality it wouldn t hurt to read some of the previous books, as much for enjoyment as anything else I have been following the Will Trent series since the Grant County books and have to admit that I do still miss Jeffrey Tolliver, though Will Trent is a very welcome addition and hugely likeable How Karin has introduced Will into Sara Linton s life has been seamless and he s yet another well developed character that this author is renowned for in her books.The book opens with the same scenes replayed in full from several characters view points which did slow the progression of the story down in my opinion and I m not sure if it actually worked The premise of the story is a white supremacist terror plot involving biological warfare and was an action packed, adrenaline fuelled and gripping thriller Not typical Karin Slaughter but a very well written, plotted, executed and researched story The attention to descriptive detail was second to none and it s impossible not to play out each scene in your head with full clarity I loved the ending involving Will and Sara too and it rounded off a truly exceptional book 4 starsMany thanks to LoveReading for my copy of the book in return for an honest review flag 24 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Apr 17, 2019 Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Review to follow flag 22 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 12, 2019 Lou rated it it was amazing The Last Widow, the ninth novel to feature Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and his girlfriend, medical examiner Dr Sarah Linton, is nothing short of a riveting read which is so much than the sum of its parts Michelle Spivey is kidnapped and despite searching high and low for evidence that may lead to her discovery there is none A month passes and the case goes cold that is until Sarah Linton is also kidnapped and so begins an intensive, highly emotional se The Last Widow, the ninth novel to feature Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and his girlfriend, medical examiner Dr Sarah Linton, is nothing short of a riveting read which is so much than the sum of its parts Michelle Spivey is kidnapped and despite searching high and low for evidence that may lead to her discovery there is none A month passes and the case goes cold that is until Sarah Linton is also kidnapped and so begins an intensive, highly emotional search This is a high stakes thriller with non stop action but it does not neglect the emotional side of the case as, of course, Sarah has been by Will s side for many a long case and the whole team are determined to find her ALIVE The whole story is superbly plotted for maximum tension, and I found it one of the most heart pounding crime thrillers I ve read this year It had me turning the pages feverishly and long into the night with not a care in the world about being exhausted the following day And it was indeed worth it Slaughter s descriptive prose is so vivid that you actually feel as though you are there and can picture everything she depicts very easily in your mind A rare gift The different perspectives worked well here as we get a fully rounded story from it and see things through different eyes It drives at a fast pace but never feels rushed something that can often happen with this genre It s a dark, twisted and often gory read Highly entertaining and warmly recommended Many thanks to HarperCollins for an ARC flag 20 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 01, 2019 Cheryl rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 Clear your calendar for this bookbecause you will not want to put it down This story is told from a few points of view as events and tragedy unfold The author has you rooting for Will Trent and the people he loves and condemning his enemies This book has violence, hate crime, in addition, to talk of pedophilia that happened in the past and with no detail This one had my heart beating with concern for the main characters flag 20 likesLike see review View all 6 comments May 25, 2019 The Book Review Caf rated it really liked it Shelves book series, books published 2019 The Last Widow is the ninth book featuring Will Trenton and Dr Sara Linton, who are both members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations GBI , they also happen to be in a personal relationship This book could easily be read as a stand alone, but like any long running series their are aspects that you will miss out on I m a a huge Karin Slaughter fan and as I would expect she once again delivers a compelling, taut, chilling read The plot is very current, making it a terrifying but all to cred The Last Widow is the ninth book featuring Will Trenton and Dr Sara Linton, who are both members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations GBI , they also happen to be in a personal relationship This book could easily be read as a stand alone, but like any long running series their are aspects that you will miss out on I m a a huge Karin Slaughter fan and as I would expect she once again delivers a compelling, taut, chilling read The plot is very current, making it a terrifying but all to credible read flag 18 likesLike see review Aug 21, 2019 Mackey rated it it was amazing Shelves fiction general, favorites, my reviews, crime detective, books read 2019, thriller suspense Enthralling, Emotional, Enlightening these are merely the beginning of a long list of adjectives I often use to describe Karin Slaughter s books Thrilling and captivating, The Last Widow, was a heart stopping, engrossing read from cover to cover, something I have come to expect from this author, which is why she is on my must read list for every new book she writes.After a hiatus, Slaughter has returned to the Will Trent series which includes Sara Linton, both of whom now are working for th Enthralling, Emotional, Enlightening these are merely the beginning of a long list of adjectives I often use to describe Karin Slaughter s books Thrilling and captivating, The Last Widow, was a heart stopping, engrossing read from cover to cover, something I have come to expect from this author, which is why she is on my must read list for every new book she writes.After a hiatus, Slaughter has returned to the Will Trent series which includes Sara Linton, both of whom now are working for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and who are tentatively in a relationship The book begins with a shopping trip turned abduction and rapidly moves to a bombing at the Emory campus in downtown Atlanta En route to the bombing, Will and Sara become entangled in a car crash that escalates into murder and mayhem and Sara being taken hostage Whew And that was all in the first few pages of the book Soon we, the readers, realize that all of this is part of a white nationalist terrorist plot that has been brewing for well over a decade The problem is how to stop the looming attack without losing half the population as well as Sara.What I love most about Karin Slaughter s books is the volume of research that goes in to each and every one of them I know that when I read one of her books not only are they going to be an exceptionally well written thriller, I am going to come away from the experience with a greater knowledge and understanding of the subject matter She always deals with ripped from the headlines topics in her books and The Last Widow is no exception As the characters are informed and updated on the standing of white nationalists in the US, we learn as well and what we learn is frightening and eye opening Never does Slaughter preach or make judgement calls she is even handed and quite neutral on the issues at hand I, on the hand, am not at all and wish that there had been anger on anyone s part Those from the FBI often were apologetic over not doing , stopping , shutting down terrorist groups and their reasons were not reasons with which I could agree Too many people are dying and, unlike fiction, there is no one rushing in to save the day.The Last Widow is realistic, sobering and frightening and I am quite sure it will regarded as controversial as many of her previous works have been It is, however, one of the best books I ve read in a very long time My only concern is with the first few chapters of the book Slaughter begins by telling the same events from different perspectives It is, at first, quite repetitive and somewhat strange The remainder of the book continues to be told from multiple perspectives but not the same events from each character s point of view The shift is an odd one and I m unclear why it was used in the first place That isn t her usual writing style and I found it distracting Once she stopped doing that, the book was perfection flag 26 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 27, 2019 Natasha rated it it was ok Okay, I m probably going to get a lot of hate for thisI used to be a die hard Karin Slaughter fan, but her last 2 books have really failed to hit the mark with me When I first listened to the audiobook version of Triptych my first Karin Slaughter book , I was absolutely blown away by the story and narrator Michael Kramer It is a book that stayed in my thoughts for a long time after I first listened to it The first 3 Will Trent Series books became my all time favourites and I listen to t Okay, I m probably going to get a lot of hate for thisI used to be a die hard Karin Slaughter fan, but her last 2 books have really failed to hit the mark with me When I first listened to the audiobook version of Triptych my first Karin Slaughter book , I was absolutely blown away by the story and narrator Michael Kramer It is a book that stayed in my thoughts for a long time after I first listened to it The first 3 Will Trent Series books became my all time favourites and I listen to them all at least once a year But honestly, since Sara and Will became an item it s ruined the series for me.The Last Widow just doesn t gel Karin used to have a great way with words, laying down the foundation of the story for the reader, weaving her little web around you so that you are totally ensconced in the story Her last 2 books Pieces of Her and even The Kept Woman and now this book are just far reaching It feels like they are long just for the sake of being long with twists and turns thrown in for content rather than because it adds to the story I found myself really not caring about Sara s predicament or whether she was going to be ok or not I just don t like her as she has developed as a character since the Grant County Series Will started out as an interesting, multi faceted person who overcame a traumatic history of childhood abuse and neglect to become an intelligent and successful GBI Agent, in spite of his dyslexia You understood his vulnerability and always rooted for him against whatever adversaries he came across Since he and Sara got together, Will just seems like a caricature of a moony, love sick teenager and it s such a 180 turn in the wrong direction that I can t stand him any I find myself skipping over the chapters with Will and Sara because I just find myself rolling my eyes and getting annoyed From the moment they got together, Sara has been moony in love with Will but always reflects on the things about him that she doesn t like his ex wife even though she knew he was married when she became interested in him His difficulty to communicate like a normal person because HELLO he was abused as a child She gets upset with him and flounces off, only to call him back again because she doesn t want to give up They ve been together a while now and they re both still insecure about how the other feels about them it s ridiculous and pathetic It seems like in every book they re together their relationship is in some kind of turmoil Then there s the cringe worthy descriptions their sex life and them getting hot for each other Ugh It s exhausting and irritating and isn t what relationships should be like I honestly preferred it when he was with Angie Come to think of it, I am totally on Angie s side against mealy mouth Sara flag 19 likesLike see review View all 19 comments Steven Gonzagowski I am so sick of Sara too and wish Angie would come back as she is a lot colorful than bland old Sara The only characters I liked in this book we I am so sick of Sara too and wish Angie would come back as she is a lot colorful than bland old Sara The only characters I liked in this book were Amanda and the FBI guy with the hots for Faith Faith wasnt the usual spunky investigator either Aug 27, 2019 07 30PM Natasha Steven wrote I am so sick of Sara too and wish Angie would come back as she is a lot colorful than bland old Sara The only characters I liked Steven wrote I am so sick of Sara too and wish Angie would come back as she is a lot colorful than bland old Sara The only characters I liked in this book were Amanda and the FBI guy with the hots for Fai Totally agree Angie is a messed up person but that was what added that extra element to Karin s old books I found Faith s character varies from book to book Sometimes she s hilarious and you love her and other times she s 2 dimensional I love Amanda but I found that she has also become a caricature of her original self Aug 27, 2019 08 32PM Jun 12, 2019 Mandy White rated it liked it Shelves read in 2019, net galley Review to come flag 15 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 20, 2019 Bridgett rated it liked it Shelves arc My rating hurts my heart 2.5 stars rounded up I have been reading Karin Slaughter novels since my college daysI m now in my early 40s Not only have I purchased every single book, I ve recommended them to countless friends and family over the years Karin has, quite literally, been my 1 favorite author for a large chunk of my adulthoodwhich is why it pains me so much to write this review It s been so long since our last Will Trent story, The Kept Womanwhich I rated 5 stars, a rarit My rating hurts my heart 2.5 stars rounded up I have been reading Karin Slaughter novels since my college daysI m now in my early 40s Not only have I purchased every single book, I ve recommended them to countless friends and family over the years Karin has, quite literally, been my 1 favorite author for a large chunk of my adulthoodwhich is why it pains me so much to write this review It s been so long since our last Will Trent story, The Kept Womanwhich I rated 5 stars, a rarity for methat I was absolutely giddy to have won a free copy of The Last Widow through a giveaway As usual, the writing was impeccable There was a bit of repetitive overlap at the beginning of the book, where Sara and Will cover the exact same eventseven down to a repeat of the dialogue It certainly messed with the story s flow, but thankfully, didn t last long Having said that, readers definitely need to pay attention to the dates and times listed at the start of each chapter, as some go back in time mere minutestrust me, it can get confusing if you re not paying attention The plot, though intricate and with many competing elements, is expertly executed It just covers so much biological warfare, white supremacy, rape, pedophilia, racism, antisemitism, and child murder I realize many readers claim Slaughter s books are too violent, but I contend that s what makes them so gritty and real All you have to do is watch the news to know there is nothing far fetched about her work, particularly in our current political climate The Last Widow is non stop, blood boiling action Told from two perspectives, those of Sara and WillSara s chapters give the readers a glimpse of life at a Neo Nazi compound Will s chapters cover what the various government agencies are doing to find Sara and bring this horrific militia group down I think most will find the conclusion satisfying And now the part I ve been avoidingthe reasons my rating isn t higher.1 As much as I hate to admit it, Sara and Will are becoming tiresome This is the 9th book in the series and neither character has demonstrated any growth whatsoever 2 I get tired of reading how Amanda knows everything going on, always, but never shares with her team It s like she s this omniscient, all knowing, stingy being 3 I m not sure where some of the medical information in this book is coming from, but narcotics should NEVER be given to a severely concussed individual 4 Tuberculosis is NOT part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule in the United States In fact, they re really only given to high risk children in third world countries, so I have no idea why Faith s daughter, Emma, would have had a Bacille Calmette Gu rin vaccine 5 And finally, this is the reason I literally felt like putting the book down without even finishingit would appear my long time favorite author, when describing measles symptoms, took a page out of pharma s fear mongering handbook It s as though she chose the worst possible side effectsthose which are so rare, they re never seenand gave them all to the children in this compound Why Apparently so she could berate parents who make well educated medical decisions for their children She even brought up the Playboy model face palm Really, Karin Really Worse, that story line went absolutely nowhere, so it s clear she was trying to make a pointwhich is interesting since she s not a parent herself Well, here s my counterpoint Go to the CDC website and look up the number of measles deaths in the United States in the past 20 years Then, go to the VAERS website Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System , and look at the number of deaths and injuries from the MMR vaccine itself, within the same time period.Let me know what you find My final thoughts This is a good story with a few really aggravating elements , that is worth reading Does it live up to her previous works Nope Many thanks to the publisher and to for my free copy flag 19 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Holly B Good review Bridgett Hope your next is a winner Aug 31, 2019 04 31PM Bridgett Holly wrote Good review Bridgett Hope your next is a winner Thank you, Holly Any suggestions Aug 31, 2019 04 45PM May 28, 2019 Judy Collins rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 releases, arc edelweiss, books read in 2019, top books of 2019 Another winner by SlaughterSquad Wow I stayed up all night to finish and once again AWESOME Review coming closer to pub date She has been on my Top Books of the Year for Six Consecutive Years started blog in 2014 Review coming closer to pub date flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 04, 2019 Jessica Woodbury rated it liked it Shelves arc, crime mystery 2.5 stars If you just look at Slaughter s standalone novels, she s gotten much better in the last few years They re as tight and well plotted as anything she s ever done But I just haven t had the same connection to her longstanding series Will Trent s and Sara Linton s series have combined for a few books now, and there are several characters readers are now familiar with to populate them Here Slaughter has her team take on a sizable villain white supremacist militias.If you have read Sla 2.5 stars If you just look at Slaughter s standalone novels, she s gotten much better in the last few years They re as tight and well plotted as anything she s ever done But I just haven t had the same connection to her longstanding series Will Trent s and Sara Linton s series have combined for a few books now, and there are several characters readers are now familiar with to populate them Here Slaughter has her team take on a sizable villain white supremacist militias.If you have read Slaughter before you probably know that her books generally come with a pile of content warnings In this book there is terrorism, rape, piles of violence, and dozens of extremely gruesome deaths This may have the highest body count of any of her books but I ve been reading her for well over a decade so don t quote me on that This book is very heavy on action, it s a thriller in every sense of the word Though you do get some actual growth in Sara and Will s relationship.Along with the violence, Slaughter almost always writes about the lasting effects of trauma For Sara, rape For Will, abandonment, neglect, and child abuse But in the series I ve found myself frustrated with these themes It is like Sara and Will get a blank slate with every book, as if the traumas of all their previous stories don t exist With one notable exception, the death of Sara s husband This is how thriller series work, it isn t just Slaughter doing it, but I think my weariness with it this time is a sign that I should abandon the series and just stick with her standalones, where I feel like Slaughter is able to be creative flag 12 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 16, 2019 Amy rated it it was amazing Shelves best of 2019, physical arcs It s been almost three years since the last book in this series was released and while the wait felt SO long, it was worth it Since I m such a huge, super fan of this series one of the questions I get asked the most is, can these books be read as standalones Short answer is sure, you would probably be fine Long answer is, no because it s such a fantastic series and the characterization is so phenomenal that you probably wouldn t like it as much as I do I have such a strong attachment to thes It s been almost three years since the last book in this series was released and while the wait felt SO long, it was worth it Since I m such a huge, super fan of this series one of the questions I get asked the most is, can these books be read as standalones Short answer is sure, you would probably be fine Long answer is, no because it s such a fantastic series and the characterization is so phenomenal that you probably wouldn t like it as much as I do I have such a strong attachment to these characters and there s just no way to develop that bond with one book I would definitely recommend starting back at the beginning of the Grant County series and then starting this one It s only something like fifteen books total, no sweat The second question I always get about KS books is, are all of her books as dark, graphic and disturbing as Pretty Girls While this particular book may not be quite as brutal as PG you have to understand that the darkness is part of the authors trademark style Her books are for crime readers that like bold storylines and super descriptive scenes, but I always want to point out that the parts with a lot of violence or trigger worthy stuff aren t added to the story just for shock value It s always handled in the most thoughtful, respectful manner and isn t gratuitous or unnecessary at all Do her books always shock and disturb me Hell yes, but I ve come to expect and appreciate it and I don t think any other author I ve ever read manages to pull this off quite like she does This is frighteningly timely and so authentic feeling, the case Will and Sara are working could be ripped directly from the headlines and as good as it was, it scared the shit out of me as well because it could truly happen Besides a totally gripping plot, you have one of my favorite book couples in total peril, Sara was abducted by some serious crazies and seeing things from their separate viewpoints was harrowing and heartbreaking Throw in a third POV from Faith and the usual shenanigans from Will s boss, Amanda and you have the ultimate recipe for one hell of a read I can t recommend this book or series highly enough It was so good I m in a slump now because nothing else is even close to being this good The Last Widow in three words Harrowing, Bold and Gripping flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 23, 2019 Pauline Knox rated it it was amazing An abduction with no apparent reason is the starter for this page turner, filled with twists to keep you hooked, and I was hooked from the start and read the whole book in just over a day Will Trent and his girlfriend Sarah both work for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and their individual skill sets are put to the test throughout this story Will s work partner, Faith and his boss Amanda, both know him equally well and they know each other s strengths and abilities well.I love the way Karin An abduction with no apparent reason is the starter for this page turner, filled with twists to keep you hooked, and I was hooked from the start and read the whole book in just over a day Will Trent and his girlfriend Sarah both work for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and their individual skill sets are put to the test throughout this story Will s work partner, Faith and his boss Amanda, both know him equally well and they know each other s strengths and abilities well.I love the way Karin Slaughter layers the story together, telling the same time frame than once but each time from someone else s viewpoint so that you get a bit detail added to the picture and the story moves on a little I think it s a great way of adding depth and detail without overwhelming the reader at the same time.In short, I loved it from start to finish and would definitely recommend it.My thanks to NetGalley HarperCollinsUK HarperFiction and KarinSlaughter for allowing me to read and review this book flag 10 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jun 27, 2019 Marnie Kr ger rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves psychological fiction, fiction, need to buy, mystery, suspense, thriller, favourites, police procedural WOW Best thriller I ve read this Year.I just couldn t put it down Even at work, I would sneak a page or two, frustrated that I couldn t just sit down and read the entire book at once Yes I know starting it on a Monday six days from month end was not the best idea I ever had, nevertheless as soon as I laid my hands on it I was compelled to read it.Slaughter just knows how to plot and pace the perfect thriller I can t remember the last time a book got me this worked up So anxious to see how ev WOW Best thriller I ve read this Year.I just couldn t put it down Even at work, I would sneak a page or two, frustrated that I couldn t just sit down and read the entire book at once Yes I know starting it on a Monday six days from month end was not the best idea I ever had, nevertheless as soon as I laid my hands on it I was compelled to read it.Slaughter just knows how to plot and pace the perfect thriller I can t remember the last time a book got me this worked up So anxious to see how everything will turn out because we all know Slaughter will kill the men we love, view spoiler after all this time I m still mad at Lena and Jeffrey, hide spoiler and create men we fall in love with even not the pointI have devoured every single one of these books, and everytime I m in awe of Slaughter s way to tell a story The topics she chose is so controversial and hair raising and not once have she faild to impress me flag 11 likesLike see review Apr 18, 2019 girlandherbook rated it it was amazing review of another edition As always Karin does nothing but impress I ve missed Will and Sara and am so happy to have them back I m hooked flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 22, 2019 Lisazj1 rated it it was amazing Shelves in the office, romance, adult, law enforcement pi, favorites, kindle, made me ragey, politics, swoony boy swoony man, contemporary What remains to be said about this series and Karin Slaughter Not a whole lot I haven t already said numerous times, but I like to hear myself talk so why the hell not Out of all the book boyfriends I ve had have in my life, Will Trent tops the list He isn t perfect by any means He lets people take advantage of him and he has no idea of his worth, even when others tell him so He doesn t speak up for himself and is terrible at communicating He s socially awkward and terribly anxious about What remains to be said about this series and Karin Slaughter Not a whole lot I haven t already said numerous times, but I like to hear myself talk so why the hell not Out of all the book boyfriends I ve had have in my life, Will Trent tops the list He isn t perfect by any means He lets people take advantage of him and he has no idea of his worth, even when others tell him so He doesn t speak up for himself and is terrible at communicating He s socially awkward and terribly anxious about what others might think of him Most of this is due to how he was raised if you can call it that and the way he was treated by pretty much every single person he came in contact with His background and upbringing was downright tragic But beyond all that, Will is good, right down to his core He s brave, so brave Not fearless, because he fears plenty but he never lets it stop him He s sweet and considerate, loving and loyal He s relentless and cunning And, despite what he thinks, he s fucking brilliant And that s just Will Pretty much every character in this series, Sara, coroner, doctor and Will s girlfriend, his GBI partner Faith, their boss and absolute HBIC Amanda and others, they all have me wrapped up Even the ones I love to hate side eyes Angie inspire the most intense emotions The writing is outstanding, the plots interesting and complicated and freaking brutal And all too brutally, realistically scary, as with this one In short but not really, because that s not how I roll , this series is completely addictive and one of the most kickass I ve ever read in every way So now that the fangirling is out of the way, I loved this latest book in the series, though it by turns enraged me and terrified me It s exactly what our world is going though today and the premise is all too plausible.All the personal issues that Will and Sara and all the rest have going on aside view spoiler except for Sara s mom, who really put herself on my shit list this time Bitch hide spoiler I loved the way Sara Will worked in this story view spoiler even as the time apart was a bummer hide spoiler , though I had no nerves left by the time it was over Both had to walk such a terribly tight line in their situations that I was chewing my nails all the way through And Karin Slaughter grabs you by the throat from the very beginning and doesn t let go til the bitter end.When the book begins, it seemed that Will and Sara were in a bit of a rocky place Will, bless his heart, is kind of oblivious to that, though it s not exactly his fault Sara is keeping quite a bit to herself too so maybe Will s not the only one that needs to work on communication By the time all events have played out, both of them come to some conclusions about what really matters to them and I m so, so hopeful for the next book I mean, yeah, this one just released but COME ON, I need the next one now This series, these damn amazing book people, it never gets old More please flag 10 likesLike see review Jun 17, 2019 Mandy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves read in 2019 This is the latest book in the Will Trent Sara Linton series Will works for Georgia Bureau of Investigations and Sara is a doctor.This latest book does contain spoilers for other books in this series, and as is usual with this author, does contain graphic descriptions of violent acts, and violent crimes.I have read a lot of books both in this series and other works by Karin Slaughter, so I knew exactly what I was going to get when I started this book For me, the pacing was a little bit off at This is the latest book in the Will Trent Sara Linton series Will works for Georgia Bureau of Investigations and Sara is a doctor.This latest book does contain spoilers for other books in this series, and as is usual with this author, does contain graphic descriptions of violent acts, and violent crimes.I have read a lot of books both in this series and other works by Karin Slaughter, so I knew exactly what I was going to get when I started this book For me, the pacing was a little bit off at times, although that didn t bother me too much I found Will irritating at certain points in this book too, but again, it wasn t annoying enough to impact much on my enjoyment of this book.I do like this author s work a lot, and she always succeeds in writing an entertaining thriller This read was certainly a very topical subject and quite thought provoking, and I would certainly recommend it flag 9 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 13, 2019 Amina Kara rated it it was amazing Probably the best one yet by Karin Slaughter Brilliant, brilliant book I really couldn t recommend it highly enough So well written and full of tension, that it was hard to put down and I had to because I read it on The Pigeonhole app and they released a stave a day, so had to wait until each stave was released flag 9 likesLike see review Jun 17, 2019 Cathy Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves crime thriller, crime suspense 4.5 I didn t realise when requesting this book it was so far into a series Having said that, it does read well as a standalone There was no confusion and I soon had enough feel for the characters from the information drip fed through the narrative, by means of dialogue and observations, to become invested in them.The abduction of Michelle Spivey, a scientist who works in disease control, from a shopping mall car park seems targeted, but there is no contact from the abductors, no ransom demand 4.5 I didn t realise when requesting this book it was so far into a series Having said that, it does read well as a standalone There was no confusion and I soon had enough feel for the characters from the information drip fed through the narrative, by means of dialogue and observations, to become invested in them.The abduction of Michelle Spivey, a scientist who works in disease control, from a shopping mall car park seems targeted, but there is no contact from the abductors, no ransom demand and the authorities are unable to locate Michelle Due to the nature of her work the FBI have taken over the investigation.Dr Sara Linton and Will Trent both work for the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and several weeks after the abduction they are about to have a family Sunday lunch when the ground is rocked by two explosions at the nearby University campus leaving hundreds dead and injured Dashing to the source of the explosions, Sara and Will are waylaid by a road traffic accident Surveying the carnage at the scene and the group of men involved, Sara felt something wasn t quite right The realisation that all was not what it seems came too late as events spiralled out of control Sara was forced to go with the men and Will was left badly injured.I enjoyed the insights into the characters personalities and could see the development even as this was my first introduction Despite his injuries, Will is determined to find Sara and risks his life going under cover to try and infiltrate the terrorist group, working with his partner, Faith and the FBI This is an all too plausible scenario given the shocking and devastating acts of terrorism witnessed in recent years and Will is all too aware of what will happen to both of them if he is found out Meanwhile Sara does her best to find out exactly what is going on at the camp where she is being held.A very fast paced, action packed and thrilling ride, not without violence and horrible cruelty, including paedophilia, murder and biological warfare, which delves into the rise of the so called white supremacy groups the cult mentality, misogyny, racism and male domination that drives them and the twisted principles they use to recruit new, naive young members The plot structure and descriptive writing guarantees maximum suspense A minor niggle at the start was the same scenes told from Sara s perspective, then from Will s Other than that, the differing points of view Will s, Sara s and Faith s worked really well, keeping the tension level high Karin Slaughter has created despicable villains, engaging protagonists and an all too realistically intense and compelling storyline.I chose to read and review The Last Widow based on an advance reader copy of the book supplied by the author publisher via NetGalley flag 9 likesLike see review Apr 27, 2019 KC rated it it was amazing Shelves edelweiss, thriller, continuing series, will trent, terrorism, racism, crime In this heart pounding thriller, GBI Agent Will Trent must go undercover to infiltrate a domestic terrorist group who s plot is yet known The situation becomes incredibly complex when Trent s girlfriend, medical examiner Sara Linton, is kidnapped by the unhinged leader of this radical association Karin Slaughter pulls out all this stops in the latest installment of this sublime continuing series flag 10 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity J.D Robb The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter Will Trent 9 September 2019 64 36 17 hours, 26 min ago Librari Please add page count ASIN B07NBVSCHC 2 8 Aug 29, 2019 10 49AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Karin Slaughter 20,275 followers Karin Slaughter is one of the world s most popular and acclaimed storytellers Published in 120 countries with than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen 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, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER Her most recent book, THE LAS Karin Slaughter is one of the world s most popular and acclaimed storytellers Published in 120 countries with than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen 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, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER Her most recent book, THE LAST WIDOW, features Sara Linton and Will Trent Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project a nonprofit 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      Karin Slaughter is one of the world s most popular and acclaimed storytellers Published in 120 countries with than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen 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, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER Her most recent book, THE LAS Karin Slaughter is one of the world s most popular and acclaimed storytellers Published in 120 countries with than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her nineteen 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, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and PIECES OF HER Her most recent book, THE LAST WIDOW, features Sara Linton and Will Trent Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming A native of Georgia, Karin Slaughter lives in Atlanta Her standalone novels PIECES OF HER, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, and COP TOWN are in development for film and television.Facebook Facebook AuthorKarinSlaughter Website

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    1. Anyone who is shocked by the nightmare rise of the far right Alt right and their Nazi ideology should read this well researched addition to the Will Trenton series with Dr Sara Linton, both members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations GBI by Karin Slaughter Slaughter pokes beneath the surface to examine the rise of this contemporary phenomena with the authentic creation of the kind of unhinged characters, mainly men, that are part of this unsavoury movement, their arrogance, their need to Any [...]


    2. I ll begin by offering a bit of advice Don t open this with the idea of just getting a few chapters under your belt Prepare Find a quiet spot, break out the emergency reading kit snacks, beverages, blankie, heart rate monitor, etc get comfortable Because this author doesn t so much gently lead you into the story as throw you off a speeding train In the ebook version we have our first kidnapping at 2% Then she gives you a bit of a break, holding off til 8% for the second one At th I ll begin by o [...]


    3. Before you start this the latest book in the Will Trent series, make sure you have enough time to finish it You will not want to put it down Karin Slaughter is a master or should that be mistress , when it comes to storytelling She somehow moves the story on at such a pace, but at the same time builds up the tension I don t think there were any extraneous words in this Every one of them was needed.Her books can sometimes be criticised for including too much violence and not particularly, p Befor [...]


    4. The Hype IS Real This was my very first Karin Slaughter and I have to say I get it Dark, disturbing, and oh so delicious This is the ninth book in the Will Trent series, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as a standalone I d definitely go back and read the previous books I d like to learn the history between these characters especially Will and Amanda his boss pseudo mother Will was quirky and likable, I d love to witness how his character has evolved through the course of the series The b The Hype IS [...]


    5. This is the kind of book that will increase your heart beat and if the world was ending, you might notice it, but you will keep reading because you will want to know how the book ends Having said that, this book might not appeal to faint hearted as it gets dark and gory in places.The Last Widow is 9 in Will Trent series but my first one and it felt absolutely fine to read it as a standalone The Last Widow is action packed and it made me feel as if I was seeing the scenes rather than just read Th [...]



    6. 446 pages. has anyone noticed how inaccurate the page count is on This book is a fantastic read The views are unlike any other reads I have experienced Three views are told in parallel and at the same time I don t have to wonder what the other person is doing or thinking because it will be explained when I read that person s view It s like a 360 degrees birds view I love the intensity of the situation when Will and Sara are surrounded by the possibility of many bad guys with gun 446 pages. has [...]


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