Her books can sometimes be criticised for including too much violence and not particularly, politically correct Personally I feel that is quite refreshing in the current climate when a small minority complain about any deviation from what is considered the social norm This story certainly deviates from the social norm It is based around a white supremacist group that will stop at nothing to eradicate non whites, including, child murders, paedophilia, rape and biological warfare, but as distressing as these topics are, they didn t feel out of place in this compulsive and engaging story Sara and Will feel like friends this far into the series, yet their characters continue to develop and evolve, along with the usual other characters from the series A very emotive ending Cannot wait for the next in the series.
Overall this is a fantastic book that has obviously been extremely well researched, developed and adapted to fit scenarios that worryingly do not feel impossible, with all that is going on in the real world A strong contender for my book of the year, at least Thank you to Netgalley and Harper Collins for an ARC in exchange for an honest review 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 ComingA Mysterious KidnappingOn 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 AirA Devastating ExplosionOne 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 CDCA 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 Sara Linton and Will Trent are back This is book 9 in the popular series and my first I know, I m super late to the party, but this worked for me as a stand alone I still felt like I got to know and love Sara and Trent.
This was a super charged, action packed adventure that had my emotions rocked I m pretty sure I was even holding my breath with worry at one point Sara and Trent are such a wonderful team and I was aware of their feelings for each other I m not sure what other obstacles they have faced in the past, but they had many to overcome in this nail biter.
Some of the themes involve very sensitive triggers and some graphic details which was nightmarish and pretty brutal at times.
Some scenes in the beginning were retold, but in different viewpoints I had to pause and let it sink in and I m not sure if this is something new or her style of writing.
Looking for an intense read that will have you wondering what else could possibly go wrong And it will This one will surely keep you turning the pages.
Recommend to Slaughter fans and those who enjoy a gripping, high octane charged story.
Thanks so much to William Morrow for my review copy.
446 pages has anyone noticed how inaccurate the page count is on Goodreads This book is a fantastic read The views are unlike any other reads I have experienced Three views are told in parallel and at the same time I don t have to wonder what the other person is doing or thinking because it will be explained when I read that person s view It s like a 360 degrees birds view I love the intensity of the situation when Will and Sara are surrounded by the possibility of many bad guys with guns Definitely at the edge of my seat reading this book I love that all three main characters are likable and have such interesting personalities I like the references to real life drama such as iPhone, pedophilia, white supremacists, etc I m completely tuned into this story and I couldn t put it down This book started out with a prologue, told in the third person point of view following Michelle, scientist She is out shopping with her 11 year old daughter and worrying about losing her to pedophiles, kidnappers, and boys when a van pulled up and instead of taking her daughter, they took her The story then begins with Sara, Pediatrician Medical Examiner, as she visits her mom Cathy and aunt Bella They are talking her into settling down with her boyfriend Will Sara is aware of Michelle s abduction, though it has been a month and she hasn t been found or rescued The second view is Will Trent, Special Agent Detective He s volunteered to help mow the grass for Sara s aunt The third view is Faith, Will s partner She s currently in downtown attending an important meeting about the notorious bank robber Novak They all heard two explosions coming in the direction of Emory University When Will and Sara raced to the crime scene, they were held up in an auto accident surrounded by armed and dangerous men Sara then becomes the hostage in her own car while Will ended up injured on the street The hunt begins now for Sara and Michelle The Last Widow is beautifully written and a fast paced read The author sure has a way with words I love how well she play with her words to make it sounds funny, cool, and beautifully executed I couldn t help re reading many of my favorite lines in this book Sara had actually heard the squeaking groan of his testicles retracting into his body It had taken a hell of a lot of suction to get them back out again And At this rate, the only way she was going to get laid was to crawl up a chicken s ass and wait And being cramped in a helicopter is like being trapped in an overloaded washing machine This book is my first read from this author and I am forever grateful to William Morrow s Publicist for inviting and introducing this author to me because now I just want to binge read all of her past books The ending is excellent and I highly recommend everyone to read this book Pro fast paced, page turner, hostage, close calls, intense, couldn t put down, at edge of my seat, adrenaline rush, smart characters, mimics reality Con none I rate it 5 stars Disclaimer Many thanks to William Morrows Paperback for the opportunity to read and review Please be assured that my opinions are honest xoxo, Jasmine at www.
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5 Karin Slaughter has such a true gift for writing raw thrillers that no matter how dark and foreboding, you are completely immersed in her nail biting reads I ve been reading Karin Slaughter s books for years Both stand alone and series books, and I love both equally Dr Sara Linton is in the process of moving on.
and perhaps moving in with GBI Agent Will Trent It feels like it s time to take that next step Unfortunately, that dream will have to be put on hold temporarily Two massive explosions have just rocked a near by university that has her and Will running to assist When Sara is abducted by the killers, Will vows that no matter what it takes he must bring Sara home Though I enjoyed this book cover to cover it wasn t one of my favorites from this series I wish all her books could be 5 stars for me Close.
but just fell a bit short I wanted of the relationship between Sara and Will The ending was just a bit too abrupt Yet, I m a devoted fan and already waiting for her next release A buddy read with Susanne A kidnappingan explosion or two and a dramatic showdown Karin Slaughter style1 A scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is kidnapped while out shopping with her daughter No ransom is asked, and her body has not been found.
2 A month later and two explosions go off3 Hearing the explosions, Will Trent and Sara Linton rush to the sceneWhat happens next sets the stage for the book and introduces the reader to a world of evil, where a seemingly charismatic leader shows his true face as being a racist, pedophile, extremist and domestic terrorist If you have read Slaughter, you know she does not shy away from showing the harsh realities of life Bad and horrible things do happen, and they happen in this book thankfully we are not given vivid description to them we are given just enough to know they happened.
As with her previous books, Slaughter continues to shine in the writing of these two very likable and engaging characters Plus, I loved seeing Amanda and Faith as well This book has a lot of action, a lot of heart, a lot of sad parts and some that may be hard to read It was a pleasure to see Will and Sara together again even though most of this book they spent time apart.
This was a well written though provoking and emotion provoking fast paced book that I couldn t read fast enough Slaughter is a favorite of mine and she has added another solid book to this series This book was intense and captivating Reading this book had me thinking of some of the well known cults around the world and feeling sad for the innocent victims A page turner which did not disappoint If you haven t read Slaughter before, what are you waiting for
Michelle Spivey, a scientist working for the CDC, is kidnapped while out shopping with her daughter Weeks later bombs go off and Will Trent his girlfriend Dr Sara Linton attempt to help when they re waylaid by a car accident In the wrong place at the right time, Will is badly beaten Sara is taken by the same people who have Michelle Suddenly Will and Sara find themselves embroiled in a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives Will is forced to go undercover to save Sara, putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves This is a relevant, frightening and brutally honest read which includes cults, pedophilia, rape, child murders, prejudice and biological warfare The story centers around Alt Right groups and the kind of people that run these groups including militias of ex army men I found the story disturbing at times because of how plausible it all is This is only the second book I have read in this series, yet I never felt lost Slaughter gives enough back story to fill in any blanks and the story was so engrossing and fast paced that I was glued from the first to the last page If you ve ever wanted to experience Slaughter this would be a heck of a book to start with Wow Wow Wow Karen Slaughter knocked this one out of the ball park I loved loved loved it It was Earth Shattering It was the bomb I can t stop thinking of this book I just love this series I would say this is my favorite by her but I say that every time I finish one of her books I still have Pretty Girls too read by her and I can t wait to read that one But I am saving that one while I am waiting for her next book So glad there is going to be another book in this series I always want by this author.
What follows is a gripping story told by 2 main narrators In Will s chapters we follow him various levels of law enforcement as they try to find Sara figure out what the hell is going on His boss Amanda is as cagey acerbic as ever as she directs the search while sparring with the FBI Colleague Faith is in the thick of it, running down leads providing some much needed comic relief In alternate chapters, we re with Sara Here we learn exactly what a secretive group are up to why she Michelle were selected What they endure, witness hear makes for a disturbing read at times but one that keeps you glued to the pages Ms Slaughter has a tendency to punt you out of your comfort zone but for me, the most unsettling parts were those that reflected the sad truths of real current events The premise is frighteningly plausible clearly she s done her homework.
There is some minor repetition of scenes that seemed unnecessary but that s nitpicking Initially you re swept up by the pace need to know how all these players fit in Then there s a dawning sense of dread as it becomes clear what the bad guys agenda is To the squillion or so Will Trent fans out there, you can rejoice It s been a long wait for this instalment it doesn t disappoint Although it can be enjoyed as a stand alone, there is a boat load of history among these characters that adds depth to the present situation it was a pleasure to catch up with them The ending leaves the door open for a book 10 we can only hope it won t be a long wait Maybe use the time to deep breathe replenish your reading kit.