The Kept Woman: A Novel by Karin SlaughterThe Kept Woman: A Novel by Karin Slaughter

The Kept Woman: A Novel

byKarin Slaughter

Paperback | September 20, 2016 | Large Print

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“Part True Detective, part The Girl on the Train. All parts gripping.” --theSkimm

Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.

Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.

The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him.

With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop.

Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.

Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away.

But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues.

Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with conflicted, fallible characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller -- a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption. 


Karin Slaughter was born in Georgia on January 6, 1971. In 2001, she published her first novel, Blindsighted, which made the Dagger Award shortlist for Best Thriller Debut. She is the author of the Grant County series and the Will Trent series. Her other titles, Unseen, Cop Town and Pretty Girls, made The New York Times Bestseller List...
Title:The Kept Woman: A NovelFormat:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:720 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.44 inPublished:September 20, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062496654

ISBN - 13:9780062496652

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Kept Woman This book was my introduction to Karin Slaughter, and I loved it.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it this was a really good book
Date published: 2017-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Twists and Turns! Bought this one on a whim, having never read anything by Slaughter. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the story. I immediately purchased more books by this author, and they are also great. The suspense is strong, the characters are mysterious and layered enough to hold my interest and the pacing is perfect.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finished in 2 days ! This was an excellent book! It was my first Karin Slaughter book and I was hugely impressed to say the least. It was thrilling and riveting and really hard to put down. I was hooked from the start. I loved all the twists and turns that this story took. It is part of the Will Trent series, but I didn't realize it until I started it, so I'll have to read the other novels in the series too! It did great as a stand alone novel though . I just LOVE , love , loved reading this book.
Date published: 2017-03-24

Editorial Reviews

“A thriller that’s part ‘True Detective,’ part ‘The Girl On The Train.’ All parts gripping.”