‘The Last Widow’ Preys On Our Greatest Fears [REVIEW]

Blood test procedure in the laboratory

If they get their hands on her work, everyone is doomed. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A baffling abduction. A disastrous explosion. A vicious foe. If an investigator and his medical examiner girlfriend can’t solve this case in time, America’s death toll will climb exponentially. And in Karin Slaughter’s terrifying new thriller, The Last Widow, we all have skin in the game. 

Karin Slaughter's THE LAST WIDOW

William Morrow

While out shopping with her daughter, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is abducted by unidentified assailants. Now the authorities are determined to get her back at all costs. The only problem is, no one has any idea where—or why—she’s been taken.

A month later, a series of explosions shatters the silence of a Sunday afternoon in one of Atlanta’s busiest and most prestigious neighborhoods, one which is home to Emory University, two major hospitals, an FBI field office, and the CDC.

Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and his medical examiner girlfriend, Sara Linton, rush to the scene and are quickly embroiled in a deadly conspiracy that threatens thousands of lives. But when Sara is taken, Will does everything he can to get her back, include going under cover. But will he be able to save the woman—and the country—he loves before we all go down in flames?

With The Last Widow, Karin Slaughter has hit another home run. Torn from today’s headlines, she has woven together today’s hottest news stories with some of our greatest fears to create an all-too-plausible threat. The result is a story that hits its mark, rattles our nerves, and raises the question: how do we stop these events from actually happening?

Because this novel is so timely, it is not for the faint of heart. Here readers will encounter the terrifying figures behind the alt-right movement, as Slaughter reveals their dark hearts and bent conviction to take over the world, regardless the cost. Each page propels us farther down a precarious road, one the nation brushes dangerously close to on a daily basis. Ultimately, The Last Widow not only leaves us biting our nails and cringing in fright, but makes us wonder just how long the nation can continue to ignore the rising enemy elements growing in the heartland of America.

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Karin Slaughter is one of the world’s most popular and acclaimed storytellers. Published in 120 countries with more than 35 million copies sold across the globe, her 19 novels include the Grant County and Will Trent books, as well as the Edgar-nominated Cop Town and the instant New York Times bestselling novels Pretty GirlsThe Good Daughter, and Pieces of Her.

Slaughter is the founder of the Save the Libraries project—a nonprofit organization established to support libraries and library programming. A native of Georgia, Slaughter lives in Atlanta.

Her standalone novels Pieces of HerThe Good Daughter, and Cop Town are in development for films and television.

For more information, visit KarinSlaughter.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

By Karin Slaughter
464 pp. William Morrow. $27.99

TLC Book Tours Tour HostPurchase The Last Widow at one of these fine online retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, HarperCollins, IndieBound, and Powell’s.

The Last Widow is brought to you in association with TLC Book Tours.

About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

2 Responses to ‘The Last Widow’ Preys On Our Greatest Fears [REVIEW]

  1. Sara Strand says:

    I agree, topics like this are so eerie because you know something like this is so completely possible and what can any one of us do to prevent it? Nothing, we just sit and hope for the best. That’s terrifying. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

  2. Pingback: Karin Slaughter, author of The Last Widow, on tour August/September 2019 | TLC Book Tours

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