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Karin Slaughter talks latest novel "The Silent Wife"

Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 18:21:17-04

For the past twenty years, #1 internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter has captivated readers with her poignant yet gripping New York Times bestselling thrillers. Fans around the globe enjoy not only the depth, detail, and creativity that goes into every book, but Karin’s strong themes of female empowerment, her incredible skill for holding a mirror up to society to explain what is going on in the world, her endless support of local libraries, and her effervescent personality on social media and in real life. Karin also recently collaborated with Lee Child on a short story Cleaning the Gold; bringing together their two legendary characters Jack Reacher and Will Trent and her bestselling novel, Pieces of Her is soon to be an eight-part Netflix adaptation, starring Toni Collette, directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men), produced by Charlotte Stoudt (Homeland) and Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies). Karin recently competed on the mini-golf game show, Holey Moley.

Atlanta, Georgia. Present day. A young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead. The police investigate but the trail goes cold. Until a chance assignment takes GBI investigator Will Trent to the state penitentiary, and to a prisoner who says he recognizes the MO. The attack looks identical to the one he was accused of eight years earlier. The prisoner has always insisted that he was innocent, and now he’s sure he has proof. The killer is still out there. As Will digs into both crimes it becomes clear that he must solve the original case in order to reach the truth. Yet nearly a decade has passed—time for memories to fade, witnesses to vanish, evidence to disappear. And now he needs medical examiner Sara Linton to help him hunt down a ruthless murderer. But when the past and present collide, everything Will values is at stake…