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 Lintonâ€”the GBIâ€™s newest medical examiner and Willâ€™s loverâ€”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 victimâ€”a womanâ€”who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isnâ€™t found.
Will is already compromised, because the site belongs to the cityâ€™s most popular citizen: a wealthy, powerful, and politically connected athlete protected by the worldâ€™s most expensive lawyersâ€”a man whoâ€™s already gotten away with rape, despite Willâ€™s exhaustive efforts to put him away.
But the worst is yet to come. Evidence soon links Willâ€™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, friendsâ€”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.
Karin Slaughter on Book of the Day .org