Friday, August 16, 2019

The Last Widow - Review

Idgie Says:

This is a quick paced novel simmering in hatred. It dips it's toes into many of the issues the US is dealing with right now - it's very current in time and place.  It contains a ruthless bad guy - quiet and polite...until he's not.This bad guy has a horrific goal he wants to reach, and the body count doesn't matter.

Then there's Will, I love this character. He's definitely the strong silent type that has flaws and difficulties but doesn't let them stop him from accomplishing his goals. 

In the first part of the book there's a few Interesting chapters that contain the exact same scenes, but told from different character perspectives. It's different and I liked it.    

This is a very violent book with a lot of carnage, so if you get queasy while reading, be warned. Sly sarcasm is thrown into scenes unexpectedly, but the light levity is definitely welcome.  There's also the sensitive subject of child molestation so keep that in mind if that's a trigger subject for you.

The story hooked me quickly and it can be read as a stand alone.  Though it's Book 9 in the Will Trent series, they fill in enough backstory that you don't flounder for details. 

I recommend this book.  I personally tore through it in a couple of days and it's a good size at 450 pages.

New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming

A mysterious kidnapping
On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air. 

A devastating explosion
One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhoods has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.

A diabolical enemy
Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.

  • Series: Will Trent (Book 9)
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (August 20, 2019)