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Silent wife : a novel.

by Slaughter, Karin, 1971-

Format: Large Print 2020
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Summary

All he ever wanted was someone to love . . .

Investigating the killing of a prisoner during a riot inside a state penitentiary, GBI investigator Will Trent is confronted with disturbing information. One of the inmates claims that he is innocent of a brutal attack for which he has always been the prime suspect. The man insists that he was framed by a corrupt law enforcement team led by Jeffrey Tolliver and that the real culprit is still out there--a serial killer who has systematically been preying on women across the state for years. If Will reopens the investigation and implicates the dead police officer with a hero's reputation of wrongdoing, the opportunistic convict is willing to provide the information GBI needs about the riot murder.

Only days ago, another young woman was viciously murdered in a state park in northern Georgia. Is it a fluke, or could there be a serial killer on the loose?

As Will Trent digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the cold case in order to find the answer. Yet nearly a decade has passed--time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear, and lies to become truth. But Will can't crack either mystery without the help of the one person he doesn't want involved: his girlfriend and Jeffrey Tolliver's widow, medical examiner Sara Linton.

When the past and present begin to collide, Will realizes that everything he values is at stake . . .

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "First, a prison inmate trying to trade information for better accommodations suggests that there's more to an old case than what police uncovered. Then a woman reported missing is found dead in the woods with wounds reminiscent of those of Rebecca Caterino, a college student out for an early-morning run eight years earlier who was attacked, raped, and left for dead, a case that was bungled by law enforcement. This is particularly sensitive for Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents Faith Mitchell and Will Trent, since the Caterino case was led by the late police chief Jeffrey Tolliver, husband of Trent's longtime lover and GBI medical examiner Dr. Sara Linton. While Mitchell and Trent strongly suspect a serial killer, their supervisor is wary of making that leap. So the agents keep digging, beginning with Caterino's widowed father and eventually hitting pay dirt with the shady but thorough private investigator he had hired. At the same time, the Linton-Trent relationship is strained despite the deep love they share. The narrative moves between the unsolved Caterino case and the present, gathering momentum as it goes, for another riveting entry in the Will Trent series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Slaughter adds depth to her best-selling series with the investigations of old and current cases, while also advancing the key personal relationship. Another slam dunk."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In bestseller Slaughter's macabre 10th thriller featuring Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent Will Trent (after 2019's The Last Widow), Will and his partner, Faith Mitchell, are investigating a prison murder when inmate Daryl Nesbitt extends an offer. Nesbitt will tell them who the killer is if the GBI will look into eight incidents--one recent--that he believes are connected to the rape of Beckey Caterino eight years earlier. Nesbitt is serving time for child pornography discovered on his computer during the cops' investigation of the Caterino case, but Nesbitt maintains that Chief Jeffrey Tolliver--the now-deceased husband of Will's girlfriend, medical examiner Sara Linton--framed him, and that a sadistic serial attacker remains at large. Will's scrutiny of Jeffrey's detective work sends Sara on a wistful trip down memory lane, leaving Will uncertain of their future. Will and Jeffrey's inquiries, unfolding through frequent flashbacks, add nuance and complexity to an already intricate plot. Slaughter delivers an unflinching, deeply empathetic exploration of the stigma surrounding rape and the enduring trauma suffered by its survivors. Agent: Victoria Sanders, Victoria Sanders & Assoc. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects ordreq 07/27/20 xa
Publisher 2020
Edition Large print edition.
Notes McNaughton.
Description p. (large print) cm.
ISBN 9780062999160
0062999168
9781648380532
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