The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

The Kept Woman

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 ...

Details The Kept Woman

TitleThe Kept Woman
Release DateFeb 13th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow Paperbacks
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Audiobook, Crime

Reviews The Kept Woman

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Alright, I know not everyone out there is a Karin Slaughter fan, but those people are wrong and clearly not to be trusted. All kidding aside, most everyone familiar with Ms. Slaughter's work knows that she can be counted on for violence, gore, and disturbing content. The Kept Woman provides all of the above, yet delivers a side dish of softer material as well. As I have had many people contact me saying "This is my first Slaughter book and I wasn...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Last year's Karin Slaughter stand alone Pretty Girls book left me kinda disappointed. (A whole ton of people loved it so back off)...But this book. Karin Slaughter has long been one of my favorite authors and this series along with the Grant County ones are a reason why. I've always said that her characters seem so real to me. Maybe because I've spent so much time with them. But crap, I still mourn Jeffery. You don't even have to love Slaughter's...
  • Mary Beth
    FIVE SHINEY STARS (Wish I could give it 10). It was just AMAZING and best one in this series. It was fantastic! I just love this series! It is my favorite series. I the characters especially Will Trent. This book is the best one and will probably end up being my favorite of 2017. I feel that when an author does so well with the character that it really makes up the book to be fantastic. In the two weeks since medical examiner Dr. Sara Linton join...
  • Diane S ☔
    Wow! This one had the pacing of a runaway train, revelations fast and furious. Will Trent and Sara Litton, trying to make a go of it, both scarred from past events. Bodies found in a warehouse, one an ex-cop, another an apparent drug addict. A warehouse that is owned by an very rich, talented basketball star who was recently the main suspect in a rape case. But the big zinger, is that it all related back to Will's wife, the very troubled and trou...
  • *TANYA*
    FANTASTIC BOOK!! Great series. I'm very devastated the series is over. I love Will Trent, one of my all time favorite book characters.
  • Mo
    Karin Slaughter is probably one of my favourite ever authors. Discovered her last year and devoured most of her books. Will Trent. Not my usual "hero"! But I love and adore him. He is vulnerable, he is sweet, he had a fucking horrible childhood. He wants to overcome it. He has a past with probably the cuntiest fucking cunt that I have ever read about. Angie POLASKI Yeah, let's call her Polaski, cos, in no way does she deserve the name TRENT. Jeez...
  • Gary
    This is the 8th book in the Will Trent series by author Karin Saughter. I have read several of the books in this series, although not in order and enjoyed them all so I was not surprised that I also enjoyed this one. Extremely well written and the series just gets better and better for me as I get more familiar with the characters, I only wish I had read them in order.This novel focus's on Will's wife Angie Trent with the first half featuring Wil...
  • Stacey
    This was a stunner! My second read in the series. What's not to love about Will Trent?! ....and Angie, Angie, Angie, this woman is a tick under my skin.Will is called to investigate a murder at an abandoned warehouse. He soon finds out the victim is an ex cop and the warehouse belongs to a famous local basketball player, Marcus. Marcus has escaped raped charges in the past and has a high profile lawyer on his side. There's a lot of blood at the s...
  • ♥Sharon♥
    I was prepared to wait until September to have this book on my Kindle but one of the best things happened. My good friend Mo was lucky enough to meet Karin Slaughter in person at a book signing in Delft, The Netherlands and she had the book signed for me and mailed it off. Look at this!!! I was so excited that I would get the chance to read it sooner than the release date here in the states. It is always challenging to write a series that will k...
  • Mandy
    Karin Slaughter has such a knack for writing books that make you want to keep reading until you’re finished. This book was such a page turner. A mix of love, deceit, rape, beatings, pimps, murder, and the price fame gives you. If you like heart pounding, page turning, heart stopping drama... then read this. Fantastic book. Was hoping the ending would have been a little different but still enjoyed it :)Slaughter reminds me of a female version of...
  • Brenda
    I've been a fan of Karin Slaughter's books for quite awhile. In all honesty, I've liked some better than others, but I've never felt like I wanted to give up on this author. And I still don't!This book portrays Will, Sara, Amanda, Faith, and Angie as accurately as they have ever been. I got to know Angie better in this book, and I still don't like her. I'm glad the author hasn't tried to change my opinion with this book. Lots more history and bac...
  • Emma
    *Character spoiler below*My only complaint with this book, if you can call it that, is that in bringing Will's wife Angie to the fore, Slaughter has overshadowed the other characters to such a degree that I might never think about them the same way again. She's like a massive black hole, swallowing the space in the book and acting as the driving force of everyone else in it. Or, to put it another way, she's the one in bright, vivid colour and any...
  • Lo9man88
    OK, let me start by stating that this book was worth the long oh so long wait, it goes without saying that this is Angie's book in the first degree and how she skull-fucked everyone , she really did outshine the lot of them with that twisted dark mind of hers, it was beautiful how she pulled their strings and how well they danced to her horrifying mocking tune,I really like Polanski, she makes Leena look like a school girl plus she owns her shit ...
  • Debra
    Karin Slaughter slays once again! Terrible pun, I know, but true. I love Karin Slaughter books. As in I love, love, love them!!!!! I love her characters. I love that they are damaged, make bad choices, make good choices, use terrible judgement, risk all for those they love, they feel jealousy, they take chances, they screw things up, they make amends, and they feel real emotions. Plus, I love a little grit with my murder mystery. Slaughter can be...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    So you guys all know I'm a romance reader at heart. I crave reading about love stories. I want to feeeeeeel all the feels, I want to swooooooon and squeeeeee over the sweetness (yes, the extra letters were needed for emphasis), I want my heart to break a little, then be put back together. BUT. I also sometimes need a mental breather. Y'know?Sometimes you just need to hit refresh mentally and emotionally in my experience as a reader. And I accompl...
  • Brenda
    OMGoodness!!!!!!!There WILL be a review to come.(see what I did there?)
  • Paulo Pires
    «Chiii ... que livro!!!!! Os meus comentários já o antecipavam ... estava nas mãos com uma grande obra. A obra ... Eu também sabia que não descansaria enquanto não o terminasse. » (comentários após ter terminado o livro).Este é o 8º livro da série e o último publicado pela autora da série #Will Trent. Para mim o melhor livro de Karin Slaughter que tive oportunidade de ler! A estrutura do livro divide-se em três partes.A primeira p...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Love this series! The writing is amazing! Emotions all over the place, and the plot had me on the edge of my seat. (view spoiler)[Angie is just something else. She's definitely getting more dangerous, or maybe we're privy to all of her crimes like never before. I think she pushed Will too far this time. IT IS OVER Even though they have a love/hate relationship, what Amanda told Will in the end warmed my heart. (hide spoiler)]Can't wait for the n...
  • Judy Collins
    A very special "thank you" to Edelweiss, William Morrow-HarperCollins for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Top 50 Books of 2016!One of the top female crime writers in the world, Karin Slaughter returns following her stellar performance Pretty Girls, landing on My Top 10 Books of 2015 and Cop Town landing on My Top 30 Books for 2014 with her continuation of the highly anticipated, #8 Will Trent Series THE KEPT WOMAN. Man, "Slaug...
  • Christine
    Make a date with The Kept Woman. Will Trent is back!I am such a huge huge HUGE fan of Karin Slaughter. I have been wishing away the year, desperate to find out what happens next to Will and the gang. We need Will Trent and Sara Linton back in our lives. It has been far too long a wait. Two years, folks!To best enjoy this book, you need to have read every single book in the Grant County and Atlanta/Will Trent series. I recommend you go out there a...
  • Adrian Dooley
    Firstly I would like to thank NetGalley and Random House for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This is the 8th in this series of Will Trent novels from Karin Slaughter but I have to admit this is my first read in the series. The story revolves around cop Will Trent and his estranged wife Angie, an ex cop and general bad egg who is a career criminal. Both come from broken homes and spent their childhoods together in care. This...
  • DeB MaRtEnS
    For those who have recently become acquainted with Karin Slaughter via her latest bestselling psychological creepy thriller "Pretty Girls", and who might want to keep that relationship going with this newest book, "The Kept Woman" - STOP RIGHT THERE! No, No, No, No... Do not lift the fly leaf. This is a SERIES, though the publisher has sneakily omitted referencing it - and do yourself the immense favour of starting Will Trent's Georgia police sto...
  • Jean
    Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future. Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them. That’s how the blurb for The Kept Woman begins. This is a difficult book to review without revealing too much of the plot. Let me begin by saying that if you have never read any of Karin Slaughter’s books, do not start with this one. Dare I say that her books are an acquired taste? The Grant County series is where you really s...
  • Amy
    Full review on www.novelgossip.comWill Trent is back y’all!!!! If you’re like me and have been anxiously awaiting the latest installment in this series, rest assured you will not be disappointed. Karin Slaughter has done it again! She always manages to break my heart then slowly and painstakingly pieces it back together and this was no exception. This will be a difficult review for me to write as I do not want to even hint at a spoiler, but h...
  • Mackey St
    Generally I adore Karin Slaughter and the Will Trent series. The one character from this series that I cannot stand, whose very presence in the book is like nails on a chalkboard, is Angie - Will Trent's wife and a semi/sort of vice cop as well. She is a horrible person, a terrible cop, a "monster" as she proves to be in this book. The fact that the entire book is about Angie makes it difficult for me to give a fair review because I simply can no...
  • ✨Susan✨
    Another great addition to this series. For me this one was more Angie and her past which still leaves me wanting more Will. This is definitely a series to read from the beginning and I am looking forward to the next with great anticipation.
  • Theresa Alan
    The first few chapters I read so fast I thought my eyes might bleed because I couldn’t close them lest it slow my reading. Beginning with the discovery of a murder of an ex-cop, this case hits close to home quickly for Will Trent, both personally and professionally. For the rest of members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigating with him, the complicated twists and conflicting clues make this case mind bending.WARNING: Virtually ev...
  • Marta Cox
    A welcome return for me to these characters that Ms Slaughter has created. I loved the Grant County series that first introduced Sara but my heart broke for her when tragedy brought this strong character to her knees . Yet the author had cleverly brought new characters to life with Will clearly being our next leading man. In this book we see Sara and Will still testing the strength of their new relationship but it's about to be well and truly tes...
  • Siobhan
    I had such a massive debate with myself before reading this book. I knew from the get-go that I was going to read it (I’d been counting down, after all), yet I wasn’t sure when. The OCD part of my mind said to wait until it was out in paperback, so that I did not mess up my bookshelf. After all, I’ve finally worked my way around to buying the Grant County series, and I’d told myself I would read those prior to the eighth Will Trent book. ...