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Book Recommendation: The Silent Wife by Karen Slaughter

Book Recommendation: The Silent Wife by Karen Slaughter


The Silent Wife (2020) is book number ten in the series of crime novels featuring Investigator Will Trent by The New York Times bestselling American author Karen Slaughter. I enjoyed this novel and recommend it for your reading list. Click on the links to learn more about the author and her books.


Karin Slaughter (Author of Pretty Girls)

Published in 37 languages, with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her twenty 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 The Silent Wife. A native of Georgia, Karin currently lives in Atlanta. Her Will Trent novels and the novel Pieces of Her are in development for film and television.


Books by Karen Slaughter


Goodreads Review of The Silent Wife

Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there—a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero’s reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can’t crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn’t want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver’s widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .




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Comment balloon 8 commentsRoy Kelley • October 18 2020 04:25PM


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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago


What an interesting plot story, and your photo always takes my breath away.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 1 month ago

The Silent Wife sounds like a great crime novel for the bookworms out there, Roy!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 month ago

Morning Roy.

My kind of book.  I still have two that I haven't cracked the cover on.  Almost finished with the one I'm currently reading.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 1 month ago

Good morning, Roy... I've never read any of her books but am thinking I should add her to my to read list.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 1 month ago

Your Feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 month ago

Hi Roy,
This sounds like an intriguing novel.  I've never read any of Slaughter's books so perhaps I should give her a try.

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) about 1 month ago