The Last Widow: A Novel by Karin SlaughterThe Last Widow: A Novel by Karin Slaughter

The Last Widow: A Novel

byKarin Slaughter

Paperback | August 20, 2019

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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 coming

A mysterious kidnapping

On 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 air.

A devastating explosion

One 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 CDC.

A 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.


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 stand-alone novels include Cop Town, Pretty Girls, and Pieces of Her.
Title:The Last Widow: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.16 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1.16 inPublished:August 20, 2019Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062860860

ISBN - 13:9780062860866


Rated 5 out of 5 by from The new Will Trent entry! I am a big fan of Karin Slaughter's writing. I've enjoyed the last few stand alones, but have been waiting for a new Will Trent/Sara Linton book. It's here! The Last Widow. With every book, I say to myself oh, that's the best one yet, but I think Slaughter has outdone herself with The Last Widow - it's an amazing read. I literally couldn't put it down. Slaughter starts off with a prologue guaranteed to hook the reader. A woman out shopping with her daughter is snatched from a parking lot. A month later she is still missing. Will and Sara are at Sara's parents when a car collision sends them running to the street to help. But there's something off about it....And then the unthinkable happens - Sara is taken as well....but who? why? where? And where Slaughter takes her plot from there is not so far removed from today's headlines. The current climate of hate, supremacists and domestic terrorism are the basis of Slaughter's intricate plot. The mind set, thought processes and violence of the characters of the alt-right group are frighteningly real. I was so happy to reconnect with Will and Sara and see how their relationship was progressing. The romantic sub plot that has been building as the series progresses is done so well. Believable and not over the top into saccharin territory. But as the danger to both lead characters increased as the story progressed, I started to worry that Slaughter would do something. (Yes, she has surprised me (and not in a good way) in previous books). And I stayed up very, very late frantically turning pages to make sure that didn't happen. Action packed doesn't even begin to describe this book! Recurring characters also return. Oddly, I am growing quite fond of Will's boss Amanda, despite her single mindedness. And I've always liked Will's partner Faith. Motherhood is examined through the eyes of many women in this novel. Slaughter's writing is addictive and The Last Widow is no exception. If you've not read this series before, I encourage you to go back to the beginning and discover the players right from the start. How many stars? An easy five. Sooooooo good.
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It This is Karin Slaughter at her very best and I just want more. The Last Widow was an absolute thrill from beginning to end.
Date published: 2019-08-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 Stars! It’s a normal day for Sara and Will, enjoying the weather and waiting for lunch to be ready. When they hear an explosion, followed shortly by a second explosion. As they step outside and see the clouds of smoke they know they need to get to the site immediately. Sara a Medical Examiner and her partner Will, an investigator with the GBI know that it will be all hands on deck. As they try to make their way they come across an accident and upon investigating.. they both notice that nothing is as it seems. By then it’s too late and Will is down on the ground and Sara is taken at gun point. Could all this have something to do with the kidnapping of a scientist from the Centres for Disease Control that was snatched from a mall parking lot while her 11 year old daughter watched but was unable to help? The clock is ticking... and Will has to find Sara and figure out what in the world is going on before it’s too late! As always Karin Slaughter does NOT disappoint. This book is fast paced and told from multiple points of view. It left me completely addicted and unable to put down!!
Date published: 2019-08-24

Editorial Reviews

“Vivid characters and rapidly escalating stakes complement the riveting, adrenaline-fueled plot. Along the way, Slaughter examines such topics as misogyny, white nationalism, and the politicization of law enforcement. Thriller fans will devour this visceral, gratifying entry.”