Män och fruar. Mödrar och döttrar.
Hemligheter binder dem samman. Hemligheter som kan bli deras död.
En före detta polis med tvivelaktigt rykte hittas mördad. Blodiga spår på brottsplatsen avslöjar att det finns ytterligare ett offer: en kvinna. Men nu är hon försvunnen. När Will Trent börjar nysta i fallet leder frågorna till hans eget förflutna. Snart inser Will att hans tillvaro är ett korthus som kan fall sönder vilken sekund som helst.
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Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future.
Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them.
The author of the acclaimed standalone Pretty Girls returns with this long-awaited new novel in her bestselling Will Trent series—an electrifying, emotionally complex thriller that plunges the Georgia detective into the darkest depths of a case that just might destroy him.
With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site, Will Trent and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are brought in on a case that becomes much more dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex-cop.
Studying the body, Sara Linton—the GBI’s newest medical examiner and Will’s lover—realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse. Sure enough, bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim—a woman—who has vanished . . . and who will die soon if she isn’t found.
I was a bit unsure whether I should read The Kept Woman without having read any of the previous Will Trent books. I've seen reviewers warn that it's hard to get the book without having read the previous books and I did not want to be reading this one and feel that I didn't understand half of what's going on. Fortunately, did I risk it and I have to say that the book is bloody brilliant.
The Kept Woman may allude to past events, but I never felt that I was lost when I read the book. Instead, was I sucked into the story and it's a book that I hardly could put down. I found the story to be very engrossing, with the finding of the dead body and Angie, Will Trent's wife role in it and all the twist and turns kept my interest up until the end. Who is the dead man, what has he to do with Angie? What is going on? It's just such a marvelous book and I really came to like Will Trent, this broken characters that Angie keep tormenting.
Now, speaking of Angie. She is an interesting woman, one of the worst character I have ever encountered. She is the kind of woman that goes through life destroying everything that's good. And, Will is because of their past, unfortunately, the one that has to take the brunt of it. It will be interesting going back and read the previous books to get to know Will more and learn more about his past.
Thanks to HarperCollins Nordic for the review copy!