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From the number one best-selling author comes a gripping new crime thriller featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton.

"Simply one of the best thriller writers working today." (Gillian Flynn)

He watches.

A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she's wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim.

He waits.

A decade later, the case has been closed. The killer is behind bars. But then another young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead, and the MO is identical. 

He takes.

Although the original trail has gone cold - memories have faded, witnesses have disappeared - agent Will Trent and forensic pathologist Sara Linton must re-open the cold case. But the clock is ticking, and the killer is determined to find his perfect silent wife....

©2020 Karin Slaughter (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great story WORST NARRATION!

I love Karin Slaughters books, and I like this one....when I read it. The narration of this book was awful. Each character sounds like a different type of parrot. There was one voice change that was so bad I couldn’t even tell what the narrator was saying. Will never get another book narrated by Laurence Bouvard....ever.

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Returned. Awful narrator

So disappointing as I have loved her books in the past. However the opening chapter was simply awful with the narrator so off putting. I gave this a good 3 chapters but had to return it.

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Terrible Narration

How did this even get through to publication?

The narration is so bad that I’m not sure I can continue the story. The various characters have so grating, squeaking and over the top voices that it is hard to listen to.

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Would like my money back

Couldn’t even get further than 4 chapters. Terrible narration, didn’t feel like it fit the style of novel. Strange accents that didn’t draw you in.

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Definitely returning this book

Love Karin Slaughter books but OMFG the the person reading this book needs to stop the stupid high pitched voices. it was barely passable until she destroyed Nic Shelton with that whiney high pitched voice. definelty returning this book and will never buy another book read my this person

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Ho hum

I had been waiting with great expectations for the next Sara Ljnton/Will Trent novel by Karin Slaughter and unfortunately it was not worth the wait. It is a hackneyed, cliched overblown novel with the main characters more resembling caricatures. It seemed as if the author was just trying a bit too hard. There was way too much bad language, to the point of seeming contrived. The storyline was predictable and there were no stunning twists or turns. And the narrator was truly atrocious with her over the top accent and dreadful character voices. Overall a definite waste of 17 hours of my life.

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The Silent Wife. .. A poor book

I wish to return this book I feel it’s well below the standard I expected.

Please credit this purchase or simply withdraw it from my library..

Obviously misjudged this badly one of the lowest I have read of recent times.

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Found the accents excruciating ...

Afraid I couldn't finish it and I only had 2 hours to go! I wanted to love it.

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The narrator is SO irritating!

The storyline wasn’t too bad but that narrator made it difficult to want to keep following.

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Great book, great listen.

Excellent story, narrator was excellent 10/10 . Another great book from Karin Slaughter ! !

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  • sherrie
  • 08-02-2021

Fucking Awesome

Karin Slaughter never lets me down, every single book is a winner that wants me needing more!

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