The Silent Wife, by Karin Slaughter, is a great thriller and part of the Will Trent series. It is interesting and a page-turner from the beginning. Even though this is the 10th book in the series, it is the first one that I have read. Even with no previous history of the events and characters, I was able to follow along nicely and get a sense of the nature of each character in the book. Will and the rest of his police team are re-opening an investigation about a murder that leads them to a serial rapist and murderer. A clue is provided by the prisoner who claimed he was framed for a murder he did not commit. It is revealed that several women were brutally raped and murdered, whereas it was previously thought that their deaths were accidents. Those that managed to survive suffered serious mental and physical consequences but were crucial in helping bring the murderer to justice. Besides working on the case, Will had to also resolve some of his feelings and situation with his girlfriend Sara, who has a connection to these cases on so many levels from years ago. Reopening those cases had a significant impact on both of them, but they managed to even further solidify their relationship. It was terrifying and heartbreaking to read about the terrible crimes that happened to these women. Overall this book is a great read and I would recommend reading this book and the whole series.
Book Review: The Silent Wife
The Silent Wife