The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter…Blog Tour Stop & Review

the-kept-womanAbout The Kept Woman

Hardcover: 480 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (September 20, 2016)

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.

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My review:

The Kept Woman is the newest work from author Karin Slaughter and after seeing her speak at ThrillerFest this past summer in NYC, I was dying to read some of her work.  I was lucky enough to read an early copy of this release and I am totally hooked on her writing.  From start to finish this book kept me glued to each page, dying to see what would happen next.

This is a bit out of my normal reading genres and I while I don’t step outside of those genres a whole lot, this book gave me a reminder to do it more often.  The mystery surrounding the murder victim and the investigation that ensues was done so well and had so many twists and turns.  Clues were dropped perfectly and expertly along the way and while I thought I knew who was ultimately responsible, I couldn’t never be 100% certain and I loved that.  This story holds corruption, duplicity, the deep depths of greed, the shady life of big time sports stars, and some dark moments involving the underbelly of society and I was so engrossed in the pages I read half of the book in one sitting.    On top of the murder mystery was turmoil within the main character’s love life and I think that gave this story a softer edge that a lot of thrillers don’t have.  I was a nervous wreck for the outcome of not only the murder investigation but for the underlying love story.  I certainly won’t ruin either aspect for you but I will say the ending gave me hope and satisfaction all at once.  This book is packed with characters you will end up adoring and some you can’t help but love to hate.

Now that I’ve read this author, I have no doubt I will be scooping up the rest in this series!  Thank you, Ms. Slaughter, for a phenomenal read!

*Note:  While this is a part of a series, I had no issues reading it as a standalone.


Four-and-a-Half Loves

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Photo by Alison Rosa

Photo by Alison Rosa

About Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of more than a dozen novels, including the Will Trent and Grant County series and the instant†New York Times†bestselling standalones, Cop Town and Pretty Girls. There are more than 35 million copies of her books in print around the world.

Find out more about Karin at her website and connect with her on Facebook.


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Thursday, September 22nd: Buried Under Books
Friday, September 23rd: Books and Bindings
Monday, September 26th: Read-Love-Blog
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  1. kathy valentine says:

    shared on all my social

  2. I haven’t read anything by this author and clearly I’m missing out on some fantastic reads! I hope you enjoy her other books just as much as you did this one.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour!

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