The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman

A Novel

Book - 2016
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It's the most dangerous case of Will Trent's career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor--the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away ... and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city's biggest and most high-profile athlete--a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers. A hero married to Will's ex-wife. A hero whom Will's superiors at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have spent the last six months investigating for rape.But for Will--and also for Sara Linton, the GBI's newest medical examiner--the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will's troubled past ... and the consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2016]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062430212
0062430211
Characteristics: 461 pages ; 24 cm

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mynovelesquelife
May 02, 2019

Rating: 5 STARS
2016; William Morrow (461 Pages)

WOWEE!!! Karin Slaughter has written another winner. Whenever I start a Slaughter book, I know I will not be doing much of anything else. From the first page I am hooked and I can read fast enough. I received this novel last year but I have been putting it off. I don't really have many book crushes but Will, well he...is right up there with Gilbert Blythe (From Anne of Green Gables) for me. Slaughter is just amazing at characterization - as much as I love Will and Geoffrey for their flaws, I dislike very strongly Lena and Angie for their selfishness. Slaughter's writing is not for the faint of heart - it is gritty and dark, very gritty and dark - so be warned.

In this one, Sara is called to a murder where the dead body is that of a police officer. Sara realizes that the extensive amount of blood does not belong to the corpse, but belongs to a woman. They must find the missing woman as she may be close to death with the loss of blood - victim or killer.

The body is found in a night club owned by a basketball star that was accused of rape. A case that Will had been investigating. With high priced lawyers, and other powerful allies, the athlete was able to walk. And if that is not enough on his plate, Angie is back in his life.

This book was a crazy ride - especially an emotional rollercoaster. We get to know Angie's story. It gives you insight to how she got to be the way she is. I am still not a fan of her but I have moved her from the "hate" column to the "strongly dislike" one. I cannot wait till the next Will Trent book!!!

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

https://mynovelesquelife.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/book-review-the-kept-woman/

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reader7176
Jul 11, 2018

Good book! Like the Will Trent series.

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bneil1797
May 17, 2018

My first time reading this writer. I liked it! I've gone back and started with TripTych which I understand to be the first of the Will Trent books. I recommend to anyone looking for a good crime novel.

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susan5096
Aug 20, 2017

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

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wilqser
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.

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Soph2017
Apr 02, 2017

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

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0007548100dmw
Mar 22, 2017

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

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rosiealex
Feb 02, 2017

Wow! One of my favourites

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nannerl
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.

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athena14
Oct 12, 2016

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

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