The Last Widow, Karin Slaughter

The Last Widow opening line: Michelle Spivey jogged through the back of the store, frantically scanning each aisle for her daughter, panicked thoughts circling her brain: How did I lose sight of her I am a horrible mother my baby was kidnapped by a pedophile or a human trafficker should I flag store security or call the police or- Ashley.

The Last Widow

My blurb:

Everything seems to be working out for Will Trent. His relationship with Sara is reaching an even keel. His work as an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is progressing, and then everything changes. First he is left out of an investigation, and then Sara is kidnapped. And all because she was trying to save lives. Can Will now save hers?

The Last Widow

It begins with an abduction. The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end…they find nothing. It’s as if she disappeared into thin air.
A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon, medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer’s day is broken by the wail of sirens.
Sara and Will are trained to help in an emergency. Their jobs – their vocations – mean that they run towards a crisis, not away from it. But on this one terrible day that instinct betrays them both. Within hours the situation has spiralled out of control; Sara is taken prisoner; Will is forced undercover. And the fallout will lead them into the Appalachian mountains, to the terrible truth about what really happened to Michelle, and to a remote compound where a radical group has murder in mind…

My verdict:

It is not vital that you read any of the Will Trent books prior to reading this one as it is a great stand alone novel. Well written with some very disturbing notions of extremism.

Publishing information:

ISBN 9780008303396

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Jonathan Ball Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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