Review: The Last Widow - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

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 coming

A mysterious kidnapping

On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air.

A devastating explosion

One 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 neighborhoods has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.

A diabolical enemy

Medical 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.

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Will Trent

Book 9

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Thriller

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The Last Widow
By Karin Slaughter

Review: The Last Widow

Karin Slaughter electrifies with THE LAST WIDOW—a harrowing tale of domestic terrorism. A shocking kidnapping propels our story forward. First, a CDC scientist is taken from a shopping mall parking lot. Then, an explosion near Emory University sends Will Trent (Georgia Bureau of Investigation) and girlfriend Sara Linton (pediatrician and medical examiner) rushing to help—their effort ending in roadside bloodshed and Sara taken.

In a race against the clock, Will goes undercover to save her, uncovering the bloodcurdling—and imminent—plans of domestic terrorists. Thoughtfully devised and with twists aplenty, Slaughter delivers another adrenaline-fueled plot. Well-drawn, nuanced characters and ratcheting tension keep you on the edge of your seat, all while touching on topics of white nationalism, misogyny, civilian militias and political discord. At 465 pages, there were parts of the book that felt just a tad slow, but all in all, this was another superb, spellbinding thriller from a consistently on-point author.

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