Synopsis of The Last Widow
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. The authorities are desperate to save the doctor who’s been vanished into thin air.
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 has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC.
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.
Review of Karin Slaughter’s The Last Widow
It’s good, like all of Karin Slaughter’s. But I prefer classic murder novels. These plots that deal with the enlightened, sects, terrorism, etc., are not something that appeals to me. There are many dead, mind you.
There’s no suspense, really. You pretty much know how the story is going to unfold and how it’s going to end. That’s if we trust it to end well. Of course, with Karin Slaughter, that is never a guarantee because Sara’s husband, the lead in the Grant County series, has already been killed off.
The characters are good, as usual. As in the previous novel, Will’s boss, Amanda, takes on greater prominence. And I’m grateful because she’s the best character, at least from my point of view. The same goes for Faith, Will’s partner.
In The Last Widow, in addition to the main plot, the relationship between Sara and Will is emphasized and resolved in the end.
What I liked the least was the beginning in which the same facts are told from the point of view of different characters, which makes it a little slow.
Otherwise, the story is well told and properly resolved. Entertaining and recommended.