The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman: a novel by Karin Slaughter. New York: William Morrow, 406 pages. ****

Slaughter once again weaves an intricate tale of murder, revenge, and control. With the discovery of a body at an abandoned construction site and the realization that the vast amount of blood found there does not belong to the murder victim, sends Will Trent on a mission to confront his past. Throw in an accused rapist, who is a connected athlete both politically and powerfully, who happens to own the site where the body is found and Will's life gets even more complicated. Partially told through the eyes of Will's lover, Sara Linton, the GBI medical examiner, and stalker, ex-wife Angie Polaski, exposes their tangled relationship with Will and his past.

I love Karin Slaughter as an author and relish her complicated plots with all of their devious twists and turns and The Kept Woman does not disappoint. What Slaughter does best is to develop complex characters and expose social issues (physical and emotional abuse, abandonment, corruption) in a roller coaster of emotions.

I received a copy from BookSparks for a review.

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 thirty-five million copies of her books in print around the world. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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