Hello Savvy Readers!
Are you fans of mystery, murder, intrigue and secrets? If so, The Kept Woman is for you. If you’re not… The Kept Woman could still be for you! I recently have become a big fan of murder mysteries, but to be honest, I don’t like anything too scary! I’m a bit of a wimp, so I was a little bit nervous going into this one!
But The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter had just the right amount of creepy venues, sad backstories, and secret keeping characters to hook me right away and keep me reading!
The Kept Woman continues the story of one of Slaughters main characters, Will Trent, but don’t worry if you haven’t read anything else by Slaughter, you catch up quickly! Will, abandoned at birth and raised in a children’s home and various foster homes, is now a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. He is called to help investigate the murder of a retired cop, but soon gets dragged in even further than he wants to, when his wife’s blood is found at the scene of the crime. *Cue dramatic music*
Enter Angie Polaski: ex cop, Will’s wife, and now another possible murder victim. Will, despite being in a relationship with another woman, is thrown into ruin when he finds out Angie, his deranged almost ex-wife (long story), might be seriously harmed. The more they learn about the case, though, the more confused the detectives get.
Slaughter has written this book brilliantly. We as readers know more than the detectives do, so being forced to watch them struggle and try to figure out what happened adds a layer of fun frustration to the book, especially when Slaughter reveals that we don’t actually know what we think we know (!!!!).
Slaughter has weaved a tale of hurt people who will do anything for power, and shows us how love, whether it’s a new romance, or an old flame, can ruin us. With riveting details, a quick turnaround in character perspectives, and enough interesting and deep characters to keep your attention held, I can say I will for sure be picking up the next book!
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