The Silent Wife by Karin Slaughter | Review

The Silent Wife|Karin SlaughterWilliam MorrowPub: August 4, 2020 | Pages: 496

I really want to love Karin Slaughter’s book, but so far, I’ve rated them mostly lower than expected and that bums me out!

However, Karin knows how to deliver dark, disturbing and brutal novels! She is an exceptional writer! This book delivered on those aspects!

This is Book #10 in the Will Trent series, they can be read as standalones, but I think I’m missing out on a lot of the back story but just reading random Will Trent books. I think I’ll have to go back and start at #1. The whole series is exceptionally highly rated on Goodreads!

Karin also included many plot twists, that I did not see coming!

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I just honestly think I need to start at #1, and then I’ll truly be invested in this series! Highly recommend starting at Book #1.


When prodigal daughter Heather Evans returns to her family home after her mother's baffling suicide, she makes an alarming discovery--stacks and stacks of carefully preserved letters from notorious serial killer Michael Reave. The "Red Wolf," as he was dubbed by the press, has been in prison for over twenty years, serving a life sentence for the gruesome and ritualistic murders of several women across the country, although he has always protested his innocence. The police have had no reason to listen, yet Heather isn't the only one to have cause to re-examine the murders. The body of a young woman has just been found, dismembered and placed inside a tree, the corpse planted with flowers. Just as the Red Wolf once did.

What did Heather's mother know? Why did she kill herself? And with the monstrous Red Wolf safely locked inside a maximum security prison, who is stalking young women now? Teaming up with DI Ben Parker, Heather hopes to get some answers for herself and for the newest victims of this depraved murderer. Yet to do that, she must speak to Michael Reave herself, and expose herself to truths she may not be ready to face. Something dark is walking in the woods, and it knows her all too well.


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