I've seen plenty of buzz about The Last Widow, and was excited when I realized that I was part of the blog tour for this book. I don't think I've ever read anything by Karin Slaughter before, but I love a good suspense-filled novel.
The Last Widow does not disappoint. From the very first page this story takes off as we read of the abduction of Dr. Michelle Spivey, a woman enjoying a night out with her daughter. No one has seen her since. A month later there are explosions at Emory University. While Will Trent and his girlfriend, Sara, try to get to campus to help, they encounter a car accident and stop to help. Within just a few pages, Will is badly beaten, guns are fired, and Sara is gone.
There is so much action in this book that I found myself racing through each page, trying to figure out where the story was going. Parts of this story are narrated by Will as he and his boss, Amanda, and coworker Faith try to find Sara. The other portion is narrated by Sara, which allows readers to see what these men are after.
This is the ninth in the Will Trent series, and because I hadn't read anything by Slaughter before, my first experience with these characters. I was able to read it and thoroughly enjoy it as a stand-alone, but will admit that I'd love to go back and read all of these books. I know there is history to these characters' lives that I've missed out on and would love to know more about them.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for providing a copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are, as always, my own