#7 The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter

Title: The Silent Wife
Author: Karin Slaughter
Format: ebook
Pages: 496 pages
Rating: 4/5 ⭐
#atulreadsreview #TheSilentWife

MY THOUGHTS I’m going to tell you real straight. The Silent Wife is not something that you should pick for fun, expecting a happy ride. It’s something that’s going to stir and evoke fear in a community, especially around the women. If you’re already familiar with Karin Slaughter’s writing then you’ll get what I’m trying to tell. As a new reader, both of her writing and of investigation field, I find myself in awe because what she provides is a well through, specific, detailed report of investigation – consists of medical and body anatomy jargon that I as a person out of field couldn’t understand. So I had to goggle every term that comes out. And so my heads become so jammed.


There’s a lot of things to learn and understand that make my reading pace disturb. One thing for sure it’s too graphic. Without the right ability to pictured a certain part of the body, I tired myself in trying to understand things that I don’t understand. So I’ll remind myself in the future to stay away from any books on the investigation. I’m not ready yet for the next step.


I don’t have a problem with anything except that the places, the date, POVs could be more organized. It shifts so fast from another to another cost me unable to focus.


As a woman, it is hard to devour a story of an attack toward women especially in a case of them being through the aftermath of being mutilated, raped,  left to die in the wood, and being treated like an animal. It’s a sadist. Knowing that many lunatics out there attacking and targeting women at their please, sometimes for no reason at all. Arouse terrible feeling. May things that happen stay fictional.

Thank you @netgalley and the publisher for giving me an opportunity to read this ARC.


Atlanta, Georgia. Present day. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold. Until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. The prisoner’s always insisted that he was innocent, and now he’s sure he has proof. The killer is still out there.

As Will digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the original case in order to reach the truth. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear. And now he needs medical examiner Sara Linton to help him hunt down a ruthless murderer. But when the past and present collide, everything Will values is at stake…

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