The Last Widow

The Last Widow

A Novel

eBook - 2019
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Instant New York Times Bestseller! 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.
Publisher: [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2019.
ISBN: 9780062858887
Characteristics: 464 p.
Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary

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Eil_1
Sep 03, 2020

One should read "The Silent Wife" first since Sarah and Will are also highlighted in this novel. I don't like to read a book that precedes one with the same characters. However, it might be more enjoyable than "Silent Wife"?

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bongodi
Jun 08, 2020

I did not find this book nearly as interesting as any of her others.

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DT_kcls
Mar 18, 2020

Whew, 'The Last Widow' is an intense, complex ride of circumstances and emotions. The absolute fear of not knowing is palpable, and if you read it during the Coronavirus epidemic, as I did, that fear grows exponentially.

What I said in my review of Karin Slaughter's 'The Good Daughter' still stands true and is is oh so evident here in 'The Last Widow'. "In my opinion, Karin Slaughter is all about and excels at character development. It's like she draws a complete yet secret picture of her characters, completely colors over those pictures then slowly erases to reveal them to you."

Even with main characters we've come to know - and think we know well - over all the books, we are still learning what's deeper beneath the layers of Will Trent, Sara Linton and most all of the regular supporting characters.

'The Last Widow' is named #9 of the Will Trent series, but there is overlap with the Grant Count Series where we first met Sara Linton. You would be foolish to miss any book written by Karin Slaughter (well, except the two stand alone novels I didn't like at all which I consider merely a hiccup in exceptional writing).

5 stars

ps: I greatly miss KCLS in all the Coronavirus closures . . .and I loved the bit about how to turn a cell phone light into a black light!

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bonnkenn79
Jan 03, 2020

Not sure why anyone would choose to read this exceptionally brutal book. FIrst told from one victims perspective, then from another victims. An ugly story indeed.

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gloryb
Jan 02, 2020

A thriller with tension throughout the story. However, the long chapter on the various militia groups in the US and their past activities which involved the FBI was Just paged through by me. Likewise the descriptions of relationships among the characters. The author most likely used these paragraphs as fillers. I also didn't like the author's use of the "f" and "s" slang words. The author breaks the story into daily happenings and then provides differing perspectives by different characters in those sections which also prolong the storytelling. A good book to read when no interruptions are expected.

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therapymutt
Oct 26, 2019

enjoyed it

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mickey8620
Oct 20, 2019

Seemed like a formula story.

JCLMeghanF Sep 27, 2019

Karin Slaughter brings back two of her main characters Sara Linton and Will Trent for another fantastic, edge-of-your-seat thriller. Seriously, cancel your plans for the rest of the day because once you start reading, you won't be able to stop. When a domestic terrorist group abducts Sara, GBI investigator Will Trent will stop at nothing to get her back, racing against the clock to save the woman he loves and stop another deadly attack.

K_ROK Sep 24, 2019

This is my favorite author for a reason, she never disappoints. This is the latest adventure with Will and Sara and personally I think they are perfect together. This author keeps you on the edge of your seat and always delivers the goods. If you have never read her work before I would recommend trying a stand alone novel first (try: Pretty Girls) or start with the Grant County series and then read the Will Trent series but don't jump in later on without reading earlier works first - otherwise you will not be properly invested in the main characters. She is truly one of the best!

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carolsonder
Sep 16, 2019

never a disappointment when i read one of her books. great read!

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