The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter – Book Review

Title: The Last Widow

Author: Karin Slaughter

Genre: Thriller

Publication Date: July 2020

Publisher: Harper Collins

Rating: 4.5/5



It begins with an abduction.

The routine of a family shopping trip is shattered when Michelle Spivey is snatched as she leaves the mall with her young daughter. The police search for her, her partner pleads for her release, but in the end…they find nothing. It’s as if she disappeared into thin air.

A month later, on a sleepy Sunday afternoon,
medical examiner Sara Linton is at lunch with her boyfriend Will Trent, an agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. But the serenity of the summer’s day is broken by the wail of sirens.

Sara and Will are trained to help in an emergency.

Their jobs – their vocations – mean that they run towardsa crisis, not away from it. But on this one terrible day that instinct betrays them both. Within hours the situation has spiralled out of control; Sara is taken prisoner; Will is forced undercover. And the fallout will lead them into the Appalachian mountains, to the terrible truth about what really happened to Michelle, and to a remote compound where a radical group has murder in mind…


I could not love Karin Slaughter’s books more if I tried. They never disappoint and The Last Widow is no exception. This instalment puts Will and Sarah in another tense and dangerous situation, this time involving a cult-like organisation with a terrifying plan for destruction and death. Sarah and Will’s relationship develops further and despite the dark and unnerving tone of the book, their partnership provides a genuine heart to the story. I moved on to the next book in the series immediately after finishing this. Highly recommended.


I received an E-copy of the book via Netgalley. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.

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