SUMMARY ´ The Kept Woman



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  1. says:

    Alright I know not everyone out there is a Karin Slaughter fan but those people are wrong and clearly not to be trusted All kidding aside most everyone familiar with Ms Slaughter's work knows that she can be counted on for violence gore and disturbing content The Kept Woman provides all of the above yet delivers a side dish of softer material as well As I have had many people contact me saying This is my first Slaughter book and I wasn't really feeling it I think it's important to note that this is a TERRIBLE book to pick up as your first read by the author Her latest is #8 or if you feel as I do that Will Trent is technically just is a continuation of the Grant County series then #13 so if you are picking this up and trying to read it as a standalone I'd agree that the experience would be absolutely terrible Like 1 star worthy This entire book is an installment tying up loose ends from the previous books with major bombshells and character development that would go completely unnoticed and be extremely confusing if picked up without the proper backstory That said Slaughter also just isn't for some people and I promise to respect that Back to the reviewI'll attempt to dodge the minefield of spoilers ahead as this book is filled with them so just know this book is way better than I can do it justice in this review The prologue even starts with a bang; this is one of those stories where you have to try and remember the first chapter as it comes back around toward the end of the book just in a less cryptic way For those who love police procedurals as much as I do you're in for a treat because this one was really fun to try and figure out as you go It's no give away that the central focus of this book is Angie and dang it if KS didn't make me feel the slightest bit of feels for her We FINALLY get that backstory into Polaski's secret past; this was by far the most rewarding of her novels since Beyond Reach OMG Karin I still haven't forgiven you for that one It took me a hot minute to warm up to Will Trent after that Of course he's been welcomed into the fold but Angie is like that irritating bug you can't shake; you finally think you're rid of her just to find out you need another round of antibiotics I positively have loathed Angie from her introduction to the series but she's one of those that you love to hate and are secretly pleased she keeps popping back in and keeping all the drama ramped up In addition to all the Angie bombshells and starting to develop pity for her this is actually a darn good police procedural The author has always done thorough research into her plot lines to ensure they are realistic as possible I've lived in Atlanta almost my entire life so its exciting to read about stories in settings that I'm familiar with and can picture vividly She consistently brings back some of the best places and introduces us to new ones in each book The clues are all laid out and there for the solving although I can never figure out the entire story While I enjoyed her last two books well enough the fact that they were standalones made me particularly hungry for a new book in the series so I think she played her cards well in spacing out her books The pacing and structure in this one was fantastic; we had changing POV's in the present but post crime being committed Then after about 200 pages we jump back in time to the week before the crime from another POV that was present for all the shady criminal components to get the full story Once caught up we flip back to present time to finish out strong Don't let this worry you; it sounds confusing but the narrative flowed flawlessly from first to last page I simply had to limit my wording as to not give away crucial plot points There are so many things I want to say about this book and I could ramble on for days but I'd rather you just read it and see for yourself DON'T pick this up as a standalone; your life will be over and you'll be miserable and then I'll have to say I told you so DO pre order place a hold at the library send your spouse out to grab this for you because you are clearly too busy reading other amazing books at home to pick it up yourself heck PRIME MOSES' BEARD OUT OF THIS because it's that good If you are wanting to start the Will Trent series the first book is called Triptych but I would recommend going all the way back to Blindsighted Grant County #1 to fully appreciate the hard work KS has gone to in creating such deep flawed relatable characters I think most fans of the series will be extremely pleased with The Kept Woman; I'll go back to my Karin Slaughter hangover that I get whenever there are no KS books to read I received my copy from the publisher via Goodreads Giveaway and was honored to provide an honest review Many thanks William Morrow Books


  2. says:

    INTENSE The Kept Woman is a dark gripping suspenseful mind bending psychological thriller about a tangled web built from secrets lies murder and vengeance This was my first Will Trent book I normally wouldn’t start a series out of order but I had just finished reading an awful thriller and I was reluctant to read another one I knew Karin Slaughter wouldn't let me down so I jumped into this series and I am glad that I did I was familiar with Sara but Will and the other cast of characters were new to me It didn’t take me long to love all of them And then there is Angie What I can say about Angie? Angie is one fcked up character I hated her but also found her fascinating Oh and that last sentence it should have made me cringe but instead it had me smiling one wicked smile I can't wait to catch up on this series I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review


  3. says:

    Last year's Karin Slaughter stand alone Pretty Girls book left me kinda disappointed A whole ton of people loved it so back offBut this book Karin Slaughter has long been one of my favorite authors and this series along with the Grant County ones are a reason why I've always said that her characters seem so real to me Maybe because I've spent so much time with them But crap I still mourn Jeffery You don't even have to love Slaughter's characters Case in point this book Angie Polaski Trent I hate her I LOATHE her But I can't look away from her And she is back in Will Trent's life again Not by his choice he had been investigating a basketball star for a horrific rape and the guy walked People were paid off and money talks Then a ex cop who everyone knows was dirty ends up dead in that very basketball players abandoned construction site And Angie's blood is found there along with her gunThere is so much blood that Sara the ME and Will's girlfriend would find it amazing if the woman would still be aliveAngie was a cockroach She left disease wherever she went and nothing could destroy herBut it's Angie we are talking about The woman who leaves when she wants leaves men and women hating her and breaks in to Will's home to take personal items from Sara just to mess with her She just hates seeing Sara and Will together Will can not be happy I will say this is purely Angie's book You get a glimpse of why she is the way she is If there even is an explanation for that Sara does come off kinda Mary Sue like because I think we are seeing mostly from Angie's viewpoint But I still ate this book up I love to hate this woman Lena from the Grant County books was a close second on a female villainanti hero but Angie just shines I never felt that tad bit of protective instinct for Lena that I feel for Angie Even when I still kept my fingers crossed that someone would finally off herThis book could be read as a stand alone BUT I'm not telling you to do that I love these characters I love knowing their history I love knowing how imperfect they all are Plus it's my all time favorite series ever and I HATE series Booksource Edelweiss in exchange for review My friend Karyn also loved this book back off us We are fangirls Plus she just had a birthday so we do what we want


  4. says:

    FIVE SHINEY STARS Wish I could give it 10 It was just AMAZING and best one in this series It was fantastic I just love this series It is my favorite series I the characters especially Will Trent This book is the best one and will probably end up being my favorite of 2017 I feel that when an author does so well with the character that it really makes up the book to be fantastic In the two weeks since medical examiner Dr Sara Linton joined her lover agent Will Trent on the payroll of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation everything’s been fine except of course for Will’s uneasy sense that Angie Polaski the long estranged wife he just can’t get around to divorcing will never let him alone How right he is A Glock found near the scene of a grisly murder is uickly traced to Angie Now Amanda Wagner the GBI deputy director who mercilessly rides Will and his partner Faith Mitchell wants to know what Angie had to do with the death of Dale Harding a thoroughly miserable human being who was a detective with the Atlanta PD The case is already a minefield the murder scene drenched in blood that isn’t Harding’s is the construction site of the All Star a nightclub owned by basketball star Marcus Rippy who’s well known to Will as the man who raped Keisha Miscavage and thanks to his feral manager Kip Kilpatrick and an army of lawyers walked away two weeks ago without so much as a summons The forensic evidence indicates that at least one other person was seriously wounded at the murder scene before vanishing Forget about indicting Rippy for the crime; Will would be lucky to interview him Just when it seems that Will’s ties to the case couldn’t become fraught Slaughter interrupts the action for a hundred page flashback to the week before the killing Things get clearer but no less tenseRelentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced peopled with conflicted fallible characters who leap from the page The Kept Woman is a searing novel of love loss and redemption A twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seatIf you have not read the Grant County Series first I recommend doing so due to a huge spoiler


  5. says:

    Wow This one had the pacing of a runaway train revelations fast and furious Will Trent and Sara Litton trying to make a go of it both scarred from past events Bodies found in a warehouse one an ex cop another an apparent drug addict A warehouse that is owned by an very rich talented basketball star who was recently the main suspect in a rape case But the big zinger is that it all related back to Will's wife the very troubled and troubling Angie Amazing back stories to the characters and a big connection to the past The above the law status of elite athletes who live in and of another world Handlers fixers manipulators and those who will do anything to keep the money train rolling Secrets one big one and a stellar ending Some graphic violence but a riveting story ARC from Netgalley


  6. says:

    I am glad I did a re read prior to starting the new one Honestly I had forgotten a lot of what had happened Yes Angie is still Cunty McCuntface Will and Sara happy ever after? We will have to wait and see I guess Fantastic writing Brilliant author Karin Slaughter is probably one of my favourite ever authors Discovered her last year and devoured most of her books Will Trent Not my usual hero But I love and adore him He is vulnerable he is sweet he had a fucking horrible childhood He wants to overcome it He has a past with probably the cuntiest fucking cunt that I have ever read about Angie POLASKI Yeah let's call her Polaski cos in no way does she deserve the name TRENT Jeez I hate her she has no redeeming features NONE AT ALL She is not happy so if she is not happy then the people in her life should not be happy Especially Special Agent Will Trent with whom she has had an association with for over 30 years I won't go on about her because she just makes my blood fucking boilHad we enough of Will and Sara? Not sure Yes we had to have the storyline and sorry at times you had to suspend the disbelief c'mon? Really? But it is KS so I can suspend that disbelief and go with it She'd seen death too many times to believe that there was such a thing as angels but if there were demons in the afterlife Angie Polaski was out there cackling like a witch We are defintely going to have another book Gotta find out how Cunty McCuntface fares out He looked up at the crystals sparkling in the chandelier The weight started to lift off his chest His lungs filled with air He was floating Fuck she screamed again Fuck Fuck Fuck She banged her fists on the steering wheel until the pain shot into her back and shoulders She stopped Yeah well you are some fucking crazy bitch that I fucking hate The door was cracked open Will was on his back His eyes were closed Dear Lord that scene alone did me inThanks to NETGALLEY for the copy Thanks to KARIN SLAUGHTER for being in Delft The Netherlands in June where I could buy a few paperback copies for me and some friends and get them signed So glad we could read it before the actual US release date Hurry up and write the next instalment I was lucky to be able to buy the paperback on Sunday and meet the author but now I just got an ARC from Netgalley I love you Will TrentI kind of prefer the other cover


  7. says:

    FANTASTIC BOOK Great series I'm very devastated the series is over I love Will Trent one of my all time favorite book characters


  8. says:

    This is the 8th book in the Will Trent series by author Karin Saughter I have read several of the books in this series although not in order and enjoyed them all so I was not surprised that I also enjoyed this one Extremely well written and the series just gets better and better for me as I get familiar with the characters I only wish I had read them in orderThis novel focus's on Will's wife Angie Trent with the first half featuring Will and Sarah investigating an Atlanta crime scene with the body of an ex cop Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim a woman has left the scene and vanished into thin air The warehouse where the body is found is connected to a high profile athlete who is a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers Special Agent Will Trent has spent the last six months investigating the athlete for the brutal rape of a woman Will's wife Angie appears to be involved but how much and whyThe second half of the novel is told from Angie's perspective who is very difficult to like and gives Will plenty to think about It all leads to a breath taking conclusionAnother excellent novel from Karin SlaughterI would like to thank Net Galley and Random House for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest review


  9. says:

    OK let me start by stating that this book was worth the long oh so long wait it goes without saying that this is Angie's book hands down and how she skull fucked everyone in it she really did outshine the lot of them with that twisted dark mind of hers it was beautiful how she pulled their strings and how well they danced to her horrifying mocking tuneI really like Polanski she makes Leena look like a school girl plus she owns her shit and makes no excuses Poor Trent he was like a broken toy throughout the novel and Sara she really fell flat this time acting all weepy and shit and making every fucking thing about her feelings if only a lipstick and a bottle of perfume could undo her like this imagine her freakout if she finds out about her laptop Man think of her emails and how she's sharing every personal thing with her sister without Trent knowledge her patients records her finances etc she's giving her nemesis a lot of ammunition I really admire Angie look at how much she accomplished while being injured weak poor and on drugs imagine what she can do now that she's free and rich i simply cannot wait AngieTrent duo would make a lot of grim sense if fucking Trent decides to grow a pair and behave like a real man and to listen to his animal side often so he can match Angie's sadistic and gaming mind Looking forward to the next book I hope the wait wouldn't be in term of years


  10. says:

    This was a stunner My second read in the series What's not to love about Will Trent?and Angie Angie Angie this woman is a tick under my skinWill is called to investigate a murder at an abandoned warehouse He soon finds out the victim is an ex cop and the warehouse belongs to a famous local basketball player Marcus Marcus has escaped raped charges in the past and has a high profile lawyer on his side There's a lot of blood at the scene and it looks like there's another victim Somewhere Bloody footprints are found leaving the scene Medical examiner and love interest Sara joins the team Who left the scene? Was it the killer? What do they know? The first part of the book is in the details about finding answers to those uestions while the second part is told by Angie I liked hearing her side because I really don't like her but maybe I softened a little It was a fleeting second I'm back to not liking her It's a rapid fire read and the low key romance developing with Will and Sara has me anticipating the next in this series


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The Kept Woman

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S newest medical examiner and Will’s lover realizes that the extensive blood loss didn't belong to the corpse Sure enough bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim a woman who has vanished and who will die soon if she isn’t foundWill is already compromised because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen a wealthy powerful and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers a man who’s already gotten away with rape despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him. I am glad I did a re read prior to starting the new one Honestly I had forgotten a lot of what had happened Yes Angie is still Cunty McCuntface Will and Sara happy ever after We will have to wait and see I guess Fantastic writing Brilliant author Karin Slaughter is probably one of my favourite ever authors Discovered her last year and devoured most of her books Will Trent Not my usual hero But I love and adore him He is vulnerable he is sweet he had a fucking horrible childhood He wants to overcome it He has a past with probably the cuntiest fucking cunt that I have ever read about Angie POLASKI Yeah let's call her Polaski cos in no way does she deserve the name TRENT Jeez I hate her she has no redeeming features NONE AT ALL She is not happy so if she is not happy then the people in her life should not be happy Especially Special Agent Will Trent with whom she has had an association with for over 30 years I won't go on about her because she just makes my blood fucking boilHad we enough of Will and Sara Not sure Yes we had to have the storyline and sorry at times you had to suspend the disbelief c'mon Really But it is KS so I can suspend that disbelief and go with it She'd seen death too many times to believe that there was such a thing as angels but if there were demons in the afterlife Angie Polaski was out there cackling like a witch We are defintely going to have another book Gotta find out how Cunty McCuntface fares out He looked up at the crystals sparkling in the chandelier The weight started to lift off his chest His lungs filled with air He was floating Fuck she screamed again Fuck Fuck Fuck She banged her fists on the steering wheel until the pain shot into her back and shoulders She stopped Yeah well you are some fucking crazy bitch that I fucking hate The door was cracked open Will was on his back His eyes were closed Dear Lord that scene alone did me inThanks to NETGALLEY for the copy Thanks to KARIN SLAUGHTER for being in Delft The Netherlands in June where I could buy a few paperback copies for me and some friends and get them signed So glad we could read it before the actual US release date Hurry up and write the next instalment I was lucky to be able to buy the paperback on Sunday and meet the author but now I just got an ARC from Netgalley I love you Will TrentI kind of prefer the other cover Venice Vampires 2 didn't belong to the corpse Sure enough bloody footprints leading away from the scene indicate there is another victim a woman who has vanished and who will Venice Vampires 4 die soon if she isn’t foundWill is already compromised because the site belongs to the city’s most popular citizen a wealthy powerful and politically connected athlete protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers a man who’s already gotten away with rape The Abyss Beckons despite Will’s exhaustive efforts to put him. I am glad I Influencing Powerful People did a re read prior to starting the new one Honestly I had forgotten a lot of what had happened Yes Angie is still Cunty McCuntface Will and Sara happy ever after We will have to wait and see I guess Fantastic writing Brilliant author Karin Slaughter is probably one of my favourite ever authors Discovered her last year and Million Dollar Referrals devoured most of her books Will Trent Not my usual hero But I love and adore him He is vulnerable he is sweet he had a fucking horrible childhood He wants to overcome it He has a past with probably the cuntiest fucking cunt that I have ever read about Angie POLASKI Yeah let's call her Polaski cos in no way The Meaning of Difference does she The Acupuncture Response deserve the name TRENT Jeez I hate her she has no redeeming features NONE AT ALL She is not happy so if she is not happy then the people in her life should not be happy Especially Special Agent Will Trent with whom she has had an association with for over 30 years I won't go on about her because she just makes my blood fucking boilHad we enough of Will and Sara Not sure Yes we had to have the storyline and sorry at times you had to suspend the The Blue Book of Sailing disbelief c'mon Really But it is KS so I can suspend that Programmable Microcontrollers with Applications disbelief and go with it She'd seen Cryptography Demystified death too many times to believe that there was such a thing as angels but if there were Opportunities in Landscape Architecture, Botanical Gardens and Arboreta Careers demons in the afterlife Angie Polaski was out there cackling like a witch We are Biofuels Engineering Process Technology defintely going to have another book Gotta find out how Cunty McCuntface fares out He looked up at the crystals sparkling in the chandelier The weight started to lift off his chest His lungs filled with air He was floating Fuck she screamed again Fuck Fuck Fuck She banged her fists on the steering wheel until the pain shot into her back and shoulders She stopped Yeah well you are some fucking crazy bitch that I fucking hate The Corporate Governance door was cracked open Will was on his back His eyes were closed Dear Lord that scene alone Masters of Learned Ignorance did me inThanks to NETGALLEY for the copy Thanks to KARIN SLAUGHTER for being in Delft The Netherlands in June where I could buy a few paperback copies for me and some friends and get them signed So glad we could read it before the actual US release Black Lily (Gilded Lily, date Hurry up and write the next instalment I was lucky to be able to buy the paperback on Sunday and meet the author but now I just got an ARC from Netgalley I love you Will TrentI kind of prefer the other cover

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AwayBut the worst is yet to come Evidence soon links Will’s troubled past to the case and the conseuences will tear through his life with the force of a tornado wreaking havoc for Will and everyone around him including his colleagues family friends and even the suspects he pursuesRelentlessly suspenseful and furiously paced peopled with conflicted fallible characters who leap from the page The Kept Woman is a seamless blend of twisty police procedural and ingenious psychological thriller a searing unforgettable novel of love loss and redemption . This is the 8th book in the Will Trent series by author Karin Saughter I have read several of the books in this series although not in order and enjoyed them all so I was not surprised that I also enjoyed this one Extremely well written and the series just gets better and better for me as I get familiar with the characters I only wish I had read them in orderThis novel focus's on Will's wife Angie Trent with the first half featuring Will and Sarah investigating an Atlanta crime scene with the body of an ex cop Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim a woman has left the scene and vanished into thin air The warehouse where the body is found is connected to a high profile athlete who is a local hero protected by the world's most expensive lawyers Special Agent Will Trent has spent the last six months investigating the athlete for the brutal rape of a woman Will's wife Angie appears to be involved but how much and whyThe second half of the novel is told from Angie's perspective who is very difficult to like and gives Will plenty to think about It all leads to a breath taking conclusionAnother excellent novel from Karin SlaughterI would like to thank Net Galley and Random House for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest review Deep Souths difficult to like and gives Will plenty to think about It all leads to a breath taking conclusionAnother excellent novel from Karin SlaughterI would like to thank Net Galley and Random House for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest review

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Husbands and wives Mothers and daughters The past and the future Secrets bind them And secrets can destroy them The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying emotionally complex thriller that plunges its fascinating protagonist into the darkest depths of a mystery that just might destroy him With the discovery of a murder at an abandoned construction site Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is brought in on a case that becomes much dangerous when the dead man is identified as an ex copStudying the body Sara Linton the GBI’. Alright I know not everyone out there is a Karin Slaughter fan but those people are wrong and clearly not to be trusted All kidding aside most everyone familiar with Ms Slaughter's work knows that she can be counted on for violence gore and disturbing content The Kept Woman provides all of the above yet delivers a side dish of softer material as well As I have had many people contact me saying This is my first Slaughter book and I wasn't really feeling it I think it's important to note that this is a TERRIBLE book to pick up as your first read by the author Her latest is #8 or if you feel as I do that Will Trent is technically just is a continuation of the Grant County series then #13 so if you are picking this up and trying to read it as a standalone I'd agree that the experience would be absolutely terrible Like 1 star worthy This entire book is an installment tying up loose ends from the previous books with major bombshells and character development that would go completely unnoticed and be extremely confusing if picked up without the proper backstory That said Slaughter also just isn't for some people and I promise to respect that Back to the reviewI'll attempt to dodge the minefield of spoilers ahead as this book is filled with them so just know this book is way better than I can do it justice in this review The prologue even starts with a bang; this is one of those stories where you have to try and remember the first chapter as it comes back around toward the end of the book just in a less cryptic way For those who love police procedurals as much as I do you're in for a treat because this one was really fun to try and figure out as you go It's no give away that the central focus of this book is Angie and dang it if KS didn't make me feel the slightest bit of feels for her We FINALLY get that backstory into Polaski's secret past; this was by far the most rewarding of her novels since Beyond Reach OMG Karin I still haven't forgiven you for that one It took me a hot minute to warm up to Will Trent after that Of course he's been welcomed into the fold but Angie is like that irritating bug you can't shake; you finally think you're rid of her just to find out you need another round of antibiotics I positively have loathed Angie from her introduction to the series but she's one of those that you love to hate and are secretly pleased she keeps popping back in and keeping all the drama ramped up In addition to all the Angie bombshells and starting to develop pity for her this is actually a darn good police procedural The author has always done thorough research into her plot lines to ensure they are realistic as possible I've lived in Atlanta almost my entire life so its exciting to read about stories in settings that I'm familiar with and can picture vividly She consistently brings back some of the best places and introduces us to new ones in each book The clues are all laid out and there for the solving although I can never figure out the entire story While I enjoyed her last two books well enough the fact that they were standalones made me particularly hungry for a new book in the series so I think she played her cards well in spacing out her books The pacing and structure in this one was fantastic; we had changing POV's in the present but post crime being committed Then after about 200 pages we jump back in time to the week before the crime from another POV that was present for all the shady criminal components to get the full story Once caught up we flip back to present time to finish out strong Don't let this worry you; it sounds confusing but the narrative flowed flawlessly from first to last page I simply had to limit my wording as to not give away crucial plot points There are so many things I want to say about this book and I could ramble on for days but I'd rather you just read it and see for yourself DON'T pick this up as a standalone; your life will be over and you'll be miserable and then I'll have to say I told you so DO pre order place a hold at the library send your spouse out to grab this for you because you are clearly too busy reading other amazing books at home to pick it up yourself heck PRIME MOSES' BEARD OUT OF THIS because it's that good If you are wanting to start the Will Trent series the first book is called Triptych but I would recommend going all the way back to Blindsighted Grant County #1 to fully appreciate the hard work KS has gone to in creating such deep flawed relatable characters I think most fans of the series will be extremely pleased with The Kept Woman; I'll go back to my Karin Slaughter hangover that I get whenever there are no KS books to read I received my copy from the publisher via Goodreads Giveaway and was honored to provide an honest review Many thanks William Morrow Books