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Author: Karin Slaughter Narrator: Kathleen Early Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Will Trent Series Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781504733168
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It’s the most dangerous case of Will Trent’s career. He knows this from the moment he sets foot in the abandoned Atlanta warehouse where a body lies on the floor—the body of an ex-cop. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim, evidently a woman, was carried away … and has vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city’s biggest and most high-profile athlete—a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A hero married to Will’s ex-wife. A hero whom Will’s superiors at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have spent the last six months investigating for rape.

But for Will—and also for Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner—the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will’s troubled past … and the consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues.

Relentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced, peopled with characters who leap from the page, The Kept Woman marks Karin Slaughter’s triumphant return to her most popular series.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Will Trent is back, and narrator Kathleen Early delivers the Georgia investigator and series regulars with every one of Karin Slaughter’s convoluted plot twists and emotional complexities in place…Early is especially effective in the lengthy flashback explaining the events that occurred in the week before the murder. As she keeps the characters real and the tension high, she never misses the nuances packed into this clever, gripping mystery.”


  • “One of her most engrossing thrillers yet.”

    Huffington Post

  • “A thriller that’s part True Detective, part The Girl on the Train. All parts gripping.”


  • “This is a page-turner, of course, but it’s also a multilayered exploration of choices and consequences and the lasting effects of damage done.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “This is prime Slaughter, must-read fare for thriller fans.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A drama-filled, procedural mystery.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “An intense look at the nature of loss and control, and how love can taint both.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “After two intense stand-alones Slaughter brings back the regulars whose personal problems are just as dark, urgent, and potentially violent as those of the criminals they investigate…A matchless series in which, just as in grand opera, nothing ordinary ever happens.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • An Entertainment Weekly Pick
  • An October 2016 Indie Next List Pick 
  • A Pop Sugar Pick of Books to Binge on before The Girl on the Train Movie
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for September 2016
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A 2016 Los Angeles Times Pick for Holiday Books Gift Guide
  • Longlisted for the 2017 Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize
  • Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize
  • Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize
  • Finalist for the Voice Arts Award for Best Mystery
  • Voice Arts Award
  • Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize

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  • 2.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 52.666666 out of 5 M Sue | 4/24/2019

    " I usually like Slaughter's books, this one was a little scattered. Couldn't keep track of who was who. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jenan | 6/27/2018

    " OMG! This book was WOW! I cried for this lady, I cheered for her! I didn't want this book to end! A must read!!!! "

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Karen | 3/17/2018

    " I'm not a fan of books that leave you hanging with now answers but even with that I enjoyed the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 11/17/2017

    " This quickly became one of my favorite books by Karin! "

About the Author

Karin Slaughter is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of over a dozen thrillers, including the Will Trent and Grant County series. A longtime resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

About the Narrator

Kathleen Early, a five-time winner of the Earphones Award for audiobook narration, is also a television, film, and stage actress. She studied at the University of Oklahoma, the Oxford School of Drama, and the Actors Theatre of Louisville before moving to New York City, where she understudied on Broadway and toured nationally. Her television credits include recurring roles on Miami Medical and Grey’s Anatomy.