• The Last Widow: A Novel

  • The Will Trent Series, Book 9
  • By: Karin Slaughter
  • Narrated by: Kathleen Early
  • Length: 16 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (5,369 ratings)

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The Last Widow: A Novel

By: Karin Slaughter
Narrated by: Kathleen Early
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Publisher's summary


New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter brings back Will Trent and Sara Linton in this superb and timely thriller full of devious twists, disturbing secrets, and shocking surprises you won’t see coming.

A mysterious kidnapping

On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor.

A devastating explosion

One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhoods —the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC—has been bombed.

A diabolical enemy

Medical examiner Sara Linton and her partner Will Trent, an investigator with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, rush to the scene—and into the heart of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to destroy thousands of innocent lives. When the assailants abduct Sara, Will goes undercover to save her and prevent a massacre—putting his own life on the line for the woman and the country he loves.

©2019 Karin Slaughter (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

"[Narrator Kathleen Early] masterfully differentiates the main characters and delivers a chilling depiction of the militia leader. A gripping listen." (AudioFile Magazine)

Editor's Pick

An FBI thriller practically ripped from the headlines
"Karin Slaughter slays when it comes to writing suspenseful tales so devastatingly real that Netflix (see: Pieces of Her) and the big screen are on high alert. Her latest detective novel, The Last Widow, proves this Georgia native ain’t slowing down anytime soon. This recommendation (thanks, Editor Tricia!) introduced me to the Will Trent series, which works soundly as a standalone. With a fast-paced plot that dives deep into the topics of (trigger warning) rape trauma, child exploitation, and domestic terrorism—and that references recent world events—you could easily imagine the frightening storyline being more fact than fiction. The characters—each incredibly performed by Kathleen Early—are richly developed, with the leads displaying a satisfying touch of heartache and passion that kept me invested to the end. It’s a wild ride, so buckle in."
—Valerie B., Audible Editor