Genre: Thriller & Mystery
Series: Will Trent #8
Publisher: William Morrow
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Seriously I don’t know how Karin Slaughter keeps topping herself with each new book she puts out. THE KEPT WOMAN was %@#king fantastic! As much as I love reading about Sara and Will, this was Angie’s story, a character I’ve come to dislike immensely from the previous books.
Reading Angie’s story was like clicking through TV channels and seeing one of those bad realty shows celebrating the baser side of humanity that you refused to watch but find yourself getting sucked into it, and just can’t turn the channel. It was genius the way Slaughter show cased every negative, and some positives, about Angie’s character. You hated one moment and then felt sorry for the next, and then hated her all over again.
One of the things I loved in this story was seeing Amanda’s softer side, which doesn’t last long, but hell it made me like and respects this woman even more. Will and Sara’s relationship is put through another extreme test and you wonder, and hope, if it will be resolved without too many scars. And as usual Slaughter adds tension, drama, gore, and tragedy.
THE KEPT WOMAN at its core is a story about mothers and daughters, wives and husbands, the secrets they all keep and how it can destroy their lives. I enjoyed this book so much I had to force myself to read each line slowly and not speed read to find out what happened next.