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The Kept Woman

The Kept Woman

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2000s: The body of an ex-cop brings more than trouble for Will Trent

  • ISBN: 978-0099599456
  • Genre: Crime, Police Procedural

What you need to know before your trail

A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim – a woman – has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city’s biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete – a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge.

But for Will – and also for Dr 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.

But Sara’s scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out .

Travel Guide


Karin chose to set the Will Trent novels in Atlanta as she has lived in the city for years and so understands the people, the voice and language of the city. She also knows the various areas and suburbs of the city which really helps.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation

Will Trent is a fictional agent but this organisation is very real and located in nearby Decatur.

There is a strong political and sports link in this novel. A top athlete accused of rape:

“Faith gripped the steering wheel. “I hate rape cases. You don’t throw a murder case to a jury and they ask, ‘Well, was the guy really murdered or is he lying because he wants the attention? And what was he doing in that part of town? And why was he drinking? And what about all those murderers he dated before?”


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Destination: Atlanta Author/guide: Karin Slaughter Departure Time: 2000s

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