The Last Widow (Will Trent, #9) by Karin Slaughter

The Last Widow (Will Trent, #9)

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. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor. A...

Details The Last Widow (Will Trent, #9)

TitleThe Last Widow (Will Trent, #9)
Release DateAug 20th, 2019
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Crime, Mystery Thriller

Reviews The Last Widow (Will Trent, #9)

  • Paromjit
    Anyone who is shocked by the nightmare rise of the far right Alt-right and their Nazi ideology should read this well researched addition to the Will Trenton series with Dr Sara Linton, both members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) by Karin Slaughter. Slaughter pokes beneath the surface to examine the rise of this contemporary phenomena with the authentic creation of the kind of unhinged characters, mainly men, that are part of this u...
  • Sandy
    I’ll begin by offering a bit of advice. Don’t open this with the idea of just getting a few chapters under your belt. Prepare. Find a quiet spot, break out the emergency reading kit (snacks, beverages, blankie, heart rate monitor, etc.) & get comfortable. Because this author doesn’t so much gently lead you into the story as throw you off a speeding train. In the ebook version we have our first kidnapping at 2%. Then she gives you a bit of a...
  • Alan Cotterell
    Before you start this the latest book in the Will Trent series, make sure you have enough time to finish it. You will not want to put it down. Karin Slaughter is a master (or should that be mistress), when it comes to storytelling. She somehow moves the story on at such a pace, but at the same time builds up the tension. I don’t think there were any extraneous words in this. Every one of them was needed.Her books can sometimes be criticised for...
  • Nadia
    This is the kind of book that will increase your heart beat and if the world was ending, you might notice it, but you will keep reading because you will want to know how the book ends! Having said that, this book might not appeal to faint-hearted as it gets dark and gory in places.The Last Widow is #9 in Will Trent series but my first one and it felt absolutely fine to read it as a standalone. The Last Widow is action-packed and it made me fe...
  • Tarrah Marie
    WILL TRENT IS BACK!!! ((deep breath))
  • Jasmine from How Useful It Is
    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 surro...
  • Berit☀️✨
    The Hype IS Real!!! This was my very first Karin Slaughter and I have to say... I get it! Dark, disturbing, and oh so delicious! This is the ninth book in the Will Trent series, but I thoroughly enjoyed it as a standalone. I'd definitely go back and read the previous books I'd like to learn the history between these characters especially Will and Amanda (his boss/pseudo-mother). Will was quirky and likable, I'd love to witness how his character h...
  • Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
    The Last Widow is one of my most anticipated books of 2019. After reading it, I can say it's a powerful, relevant story that I won't soon forget. Slaughter clearly spent a great deal of time researching social and political issues of our time as well as the radical, militia style groups that emerge, along with the idealistic views of people who tend to join them. The author captures the atmosphere and essence of a cult group practicing segregatio...
  • Pauline
    The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter is the ninth book in the Will Trent series.A woman is abducted from a shopping centre car park. A month later she is forced to take part in a terrorist attack. Will Trent's girlfriend a doctor is also taken by the terrorist. It's a race against time to stop these men and get the women back alive.I did not enjoy this book as much as the author's earlier books in this series and found a difference in writing style ...
  • Gary
    This is the 9th book in the Will Trent series by author Karin Slaughter but could easily be read as a stand alone.Michelle Spivey a scientist from the Centre for Disease Control is kidnapped by unknown assailants and authorities are desperate to find her. One month later, a bomb goes off in the Atlanta neighbourhood that houses Emory University, two hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC. Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau ...
  • Miriam Smith
    I have been a huge fan of Karin Slaughter for well over ten years now and she was one of the very first big name authors that got me into the latest crime genre, due to her addictive and compelling stories."The Last Widow" is number nine in the Georgia Bureau Investigator Will Trent series and it is possible to read this as a standalone, though to fully understand Will and his unique personality it wouldn't hurt to read some of the previous books...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Review to follow.
  • Lou
    The Last Widow, the ninth novel to feature Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and his girlfriend, medical examiner Dr Sarah Linton, is nothing short of a riveting read which is so much more than the sum of its parts. Michelle Spivey is kidnapped and despite searching high and low for evidence that may lead to her discovery there is none. A month passes and the case goes cold; that is until Sarah Linton is also kidnapp...
  • Cheryl
    Clear your calendar for this book...because you will not want to put it down. This story is told from a few points of view as events and tragedy unfold. The author has you rooting for Will Trent and the people he loves and condemning his enemies. This book has violence, hate crime, in addition, to talk of pedophilia (-that happened in the past and with no detail). This one had my heart beating with concern for the main characters.
  • The Book Review Café
    The Last Widow is the ninth book featuring Will Trenton and Dr Sara Linton, who are both members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI), they also happen to be in a personal relationship. This book could easily be read as a stand-alone, but like any long running series their are aspects that you will miss out on. I’m a a huge Karin Slaughter fan and as I would expect she once again delivers a compelling, taut, chilling read. The plot is ...
  • Mackey
    Enthralling, Emotional, Enlightening – these are merely the beginning of a long list of adjectives I often use to describe Karin Slaughter’s books. Thrilling and captivating, The Last Widow, was a heart stopping, engrossing read from cover to cover, something I have come to expect from this author, which is why she is on my “must read” list for every new book she writes.After a hiatus, Slaughter has returned to the Will Trent series which...
  • Natasha
    Okay, I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for this...I used to be a die hard Karin Slaughter fan, but her last 2 books have really failed to hit the mark with me. When I first listened to the audiobook version of Triptych (my first Karin Slaughter book), I was absolutely blown away by the story and narrator (Michael Kramer). It is a book that stayed in my thoughts for a long time after I first listened to it. The first 3 Will Trent Series boo...
  • Mandy White
    Review to come
  • Bridgett
    My rating hurts my heart--2.5 stars rounded up. I have been reading Karin Slaughter novels since my college days...I'm now in my early 40s. Not only have I purchased every single book, I've recommended them to countless friends and family over the years. Karin has, quite literally, been my #1 favorite author for a large chunk of my adulthood...which is why it pains me so much to write this review. It's been so long since our last Will Trent story...
  • Judy Collins
    Another winner by #SlaughterSquad!!!! Wow! I stayed up all night to finish and once again AWESOME! 😎🙌 Review coming closer to pub date. She has been on my 🏆 Top Books of the Year for Six Consecutive Years. (started blog in 2014) Review coming closer to pub date.
  • Jessica Woodbury
    2.5 stars. If you just look at Slaughter's standalone novels, she's gotten much better in the last few years. They're as tight and well plotted as anything she's ever done. But I just haven't had the same connection to her longstanding series. Will Trent's and Sara Linton's series have combined for a few books now, and there are several characters readers are now familiar with to populate them. Here Slaughter has her team take on a sizable villai...
  • Amy
    It’s been almost three years since the last book in this series was released and while the wait felt SO long, it was worth it! Since I’m such a huge, super fan of this series one of the questions I get asked the most is, can these books be read as standalones? Short answer is sure, you would probably be fine. Long answer is, no because it’s such a fantastic series and the characterization is so phenomenal that you probably wouldn’t like i...
  • Pauline Knox
    An abduction with no apparent reason is the starter for this page turner, filled with twists to keep you hooked, and I was hooked from the start and read the whole book in just over a day!Will Trent and his girlfriend Sarah both work for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and their individual skill sets are put to the test throughout this story. Will’s work partner, Faith and his boss Amanda, both know him equally well and they know each other...
  • Marnie Krüger
    WOW! Best thriller I've read this Year.I just couldn't put it down. Even at work, I would sneak a page or two, frustrated that I couldn't just sit down and read the entire book at once. Yes I know starting it on a Monday six days from month-end was not the best idea I ever had, nevertheless as soon as I laid my hands on it I was compelled to read it.Slaughter just knows how to plot and pace the perfect thriller!I can't remember the last time a bo...
  • girlandherbook
    As always Karin does nothing but impress! I’ve missed Will and Sara and am so happy to have them back!!!!I’m hooked
  • Lisazj1
    What remains to be said about this series and Karin Slaughter? Not a whole lot I haven't already said numerous times, but I like to hear myself talk so why the hell not?Out of all the book-boyfriends I've had *have* in my life, Will Trent tops the list. He isn't perfect by any means. He lets people take advantage of him and he has no idea of his worth, even when others tell him so. He doesn't speak up for himself and is terrible at communicating....
  • Mandy
    This is the latest book in the Will Trent/Sara Linton series. Will works for Georgia Bureau of Investigations and Sara is a doctor.This latest book does contain spoilers for other books in this series, and as is usual with this author, does contain graphic descriptions of violent acts, and violent crimes.I have read a lot of books both in this series and other works by Karin Slaughter, so I knew exactly what I was going to get when I started this...
  • Amina Kara
    Probably the best one yet by Karin Slaughter! Brilliant, brilliant book! I really couldn't recommend it highly enough. So well written and full of tension, that it was hard to put down (and I had to because I read it on The Pigeonhole app and they released a stave a day, so had to wait until each stave was released!).
  • Cathy Ryan
    4.5*I didn’t realise when requesting this book it was so far into a series. Having said that, it does read well as a standalone. There was no confusion and I soon had enough feel for the characters from the information drip-fed through the narrative, by means of dialogue and observations, to become invested in them.The abduction of Michelle Spivey, a scientist who works in disease control, from a shopping mall car park seems targeted, but there...
  • KC
    In this heart pounding thriller, GBI Agent Will Trent must go undercover to infiltrate a domestic terrorist group who's plot is yet known. The situation becomes incredibly more complex when Trent's girlfriend, medical examiner Sara Linton, is kidnapped by the unhinged leader of this radical association. Karin Slaughter pulls out all this stops in the latest installment of this sublime continuing series.