The Last Widow

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. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor.

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 neighborhood’s 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.


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“With a well-written, intriguing plot and an edge-of-the-seat ending, this is sure to keep readers up late into the night.”—Library Journal, (Starred Review)

“Vivid characters and rapidly escalating stakes complement the riveting, adrenaline-fueled plot. Thriller fans will devour this visceral, gratifying entry.”Publishers Weekly

“With familiar characters, further developed here, and a plot as timely as it is riveting, Slaughter's latest will enthrall her ever-growing legion of fans. . . . Slaughter's thrillers have become near-automatic best-sellers, and this is one of her best.”—Booklist (Starred Review)

"Nobody balances thrills and emotion, pacing and heart, better than Slaughter. And in “The Last Widow,” she proves her mastery of the high-stakes thriller just as much as her equally emotive ones set on a smaller stage. A stunning triumph in all respects." -Providence Journal”Providence Journal

“Nobody balances thrills and emotion, pacing and heart, better than Slaughter. In The Last Widow, she proves her success is not hype. A stunning triumph in all respects.”Booktrib

“Fans will rejoice as popular characters Will Trent and Sara Linton make an explosive comeback…Prepare for a rollercoaster ride.”—Woman’s Weekly

“Karin Slaughter is one of the great writers of our time. The Last Widow is a perfect example of her talent. I loved the anticipation of it; I loved the execution of it; I love the remembrance of it.” —Jackie Cooper