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The Last Widow

by Karin Slaughter

Part of the The Will Trent Series Series

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Last Widow

An addictive hammer-hard read that just slams with impact, and feels particularly relevant in todays climate. Agent Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton have careers where they are expected to run towards danger. However, when they stop to help at a road traffic collision, danger turns towards and overwhelms them. If you haven’t read any of the Will Trent or Grant County Series, not to worry as you can easily step inside and give yourself up to the story. Karin Slaughter’s books though, are so good, you will probably want to hunt down what has come before, so do weigh up whether or not you want to start mid series. The story starts with a blast of action and doesn’t let up. I love the fact that you are expected to keep up. I was immediately hooked, and read the whole book in one fabulous sitting (oh the reading high you get when that happens!). Time repeats itself from different viewpoints which was absolutely fascinating. As I hurtled towards the ending, I had that delicious feeling of not wanting the story to finish, yet being unable to slow down. I just had to know, had to experience, had to feel. ‘The Last Widow’ is fierce, fast, brilliantly compelling storytelling, it’s not only entertaining, it’s also one hell of a provocative read. I just had to choose it to appear as one of our LoveReading star books. 

Liz Robinson

The Last Widow Synopsis


A woman is abducted in front of her child.


A month later, a second is taken in explosive circumstances.


But the web is bigger and darker than anyone could imagine.

The clock is ticking to uncover the truth.

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The Last Widow Press Reviews

Praise for Karin Slaughter:

`I'd follow her anywhere' Gillian Flynn

`One of the boldest thriller writers working today' Tess Gerritsen

`Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivaled' Michael Connelly

`Passion, intensity, and humanity' Lee Child

`A writer of extraordinary talents' Kathy Reichs

`Fiction doesn't get any better than this' Jeffery Deaver

`A great writer at the peak of her powers' Peter James

'Karin Slaughter has - by far - the best name of all of us mystery novelists' James Patterson

`Raw, powerful and utterly gripping' Kathryn Stockett

`With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last' Camilla Lackberg

`It's big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody - like a perfectly cooked steak' Stuart MacBride

`The best yet' Lesley Pearse

`Amongst the world`s greatest and finest crime writers' Yrsa Sigurdardottir

`Smart, gripping and packed with enthralling characters, this darkly addictive tale will reel you in from the get-go' Heat

`Buckle up for an exhilarating read' Prima

`Slaughter skilfully juggles her twin time frames and delivers a taut, complex and unusually thoughtful thriller' Mail on Sunday Event Magazine

`A great read' Daily Mail

'The best suspense novel of the year' Daily Express

`Fierce, savagely well-written' Metro

`Slaughter judiciously keeps the characterisation of her imperilled protagonists to the fore' Guardian

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ISBN: 9780008303426
Publication date: 23/07/2020
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780008303389
Publication date: 13/06/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

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Publication date: 13/06/2019
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008303426
Publication date: 23rd July 2020
Author: Karin Slaughter
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense,

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the No.1 internationally-bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant New York Times bestsellers Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than thirty-five million copies of her books in print around the world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Author photo © Alison Rosa The Silent Wife is the 20th book by Karin Slaughter. Click here to read more about her latest book.

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