The Kept Woman - Karin Slaughter

The Kept Woman

By Karin Slaughter

  • Release Date: 2016-09-20
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 655 Ratings)


The Skimm Reads calls it "a thriller that's part True Detective, part The Girl On The Train. All parts gripping."

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 case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop.

Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.

Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers—a man who’s already gotten away with rape, despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him away.

But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case . . . and the consequences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado, wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him, including his colleagues, family, friends—and even the suspects he pursues.

Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with conflicted, fallible characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller -- a searing, unforgettable novel of love, loss, and redemption. 


  • The Kept Woman

    By 42791Callie102790
    Let me start by saying that I love the Will Trent books. This book, though good, was not the normal quality of book written on these wonderful characters. Will went off the deep end more, way more, than ever before. He, at the end of the book, realized some things and acted on some things that he should have done long before. Sara was completely weak in her character. I’m hoping that Faith will be next up in a book with Will and Sara resolving some important issues in the background. Look forward to the Will Trent book!!!
  • Amazing read

    By jillian graciale
    Could not put it down!!
  • Such a good book!

    By Sloane553
    Such a good book. Could not put it down
  • Kept Woman

    By Tam Tam916
    This book was an interesting read.
  • Definite page turner

    By Toolazytocook
    I couldn't wait to read more. There were so many twists & turns. I truly enjoyed it.
  • Convoluted and boring

    By Ssaarraahh2277
    I don't think even the author was interested in these characters or their mundane journeys up and down crime scene staircases. So many staircases. Could not force myself to finish.
  • The kept women

    By Leanne Angela
    Oh my, this book is gripping and too hard to put down. She is an exceptional author who uses the English language so well you find yourself gagging from her descriptive words. This was a stinky story that she wrote really well. Cannot wait for the next one!!
  • Fantastic!!!

    By Urmystic
    Wow!!! What a great book!!!
  • No likable characters

    By Amigo73
    I couldn't make myself care for any of the characters in this novel. The victims were unsympathetic, the suspects were either stupid or silly, and the investigators were caricatures. They all deserved each other and their fates and I deserve my money and time back. I kept reading hoping to find at least one character in the cast of not too bright misfits that I could feel some empathy for (and because it was a cold rainy weekend), and I came up empty. I'll not read this author again.
  • The Kept Woman

    By Keystone 0027
    I couldn't put it down. Lost of twists and turns.