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 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.