The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman

A Novel

Book - 2016
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The Skimm Reads calls it "a thriller that's part True Detective, part The Girl On the Train. All parts gripping."

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. 


Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062430212
Branch Call Number: FIC Slaug
Characteristics: 461 pages


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Aug 20, 2017

This was not one of Slaughter's better books. It moved too slowly.

May 06, 2017

Crime procedural drama involving murder, drugs, prostitution ring and rouge cops. Part of a series involving characters revealing emotional scars, loyalty issues, and vices with a little romance thrown in. Started off OK but story became tedious. Below par but good prose.

Apr 02, 2017

Not one of her best ...rambling on...

Mar 22, 2017

Had difficulty finishing. Way too much repetitive descriptions of events. Not one of her better books....boring.
Would not recommend.

Feb 02, 2017

Wow! One of my favourites

Nov 11, 2016

A top-notch addition to the Will Trent series, I enjoyed every minute of reading this novel, including the discovery of some big secrets -- both Angie's and Amanda's.

Oct 12, 2016

Returned 10/12/16 via 4th Ave book drop.

PimaLib_SusannahC May 23, 2016

The Grant County series is always one of my top picks. I love Sara Linton and Will Trent! In The Kept Woman, Angie Trent, Will's estranged wife, plays a lead role. The character of Angie reminded me of the wonderful Lena Adams from earlier books in series. Slaughter creates such powerful, haunted, and self-destructive women that constantly amaze the reader. It's impossible to look away. I already can't wait for the next installment of the Grant County Series.

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