The Silent Wife

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What to expect

The gripping No. 1 Sunday Times crime thriller

She runs

A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she’s safe.

He watches

But a predator is watching from the shadows. Waiting for the perfect moment to attack.

He waits

They thought they caught him. But another victim has just been found.

The hunt has only just begun. And the killer is ready to strike again…

Reader reviews for The Silent Wife

‘Wow. Wow. Wow. I loved it’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I still keep thinking about the story days after finishing’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘One of the most extraordinary, twisted plots I’ve read in ages’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Her writing style literally grabs you and sucks you in’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Read this book. You won’t regret it’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘No words to capture the sheer excellence of this author’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A wonderfully dark and twisted thriller that will leave you breathless’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Read in an overnight sitting as I could not stop’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Terrifyingly dark and unsettling storytelling at its absolute finest’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Praise for the Number One bestselling author:

‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ Lee Child

‘I’d follow her anywhere’ Gillian Flynn

‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ Tess Gerritsen

‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ Michael Connelly

‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ Kathy Reichs

‘Fiction doesn’t get any better than this’ Jeffery Deaver

‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ Peter James

‘Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists’ James Patterson

‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ Camilla Lackberg

‘It’s big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody – like a perfectly cooked steak’ Stuart MacBride

Critics Review

  • ‘Gripping, gruesome and emotionally powerful, this is Slaughter doing what she does best’ Mail on Sunday

    ‘As sharp and absorbing as ever’ Guardian

    ‘Slaughter’s novel is both a page-turner and a protest about how often sexual violence is overlooked’ Sunday Times

    ‘Tightly written, gritty and wonderfully gripping’ Woman’s Own

    ‘Gritty and taut, it’s an expertly crafted novel’ Woman’s Weekly

    ‘Another violent cat-and-mouse game in Slaughter’s dependable, long-running series’ Sun

    Praise for Karin Slaughter:

    ‘I’d follow her anywhere’ Gillian Flynn

    ‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ Tess Gerritsen

    ‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ Michael Connelly

    ‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ Lee Child

    ‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ Kathy Reichs

    ‘Fiction doesn’t get any better than this’ Jeffery Deaver

    ‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ Peter James

    ‘Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists’ James Patterson

    ‘Raw, powerful and utterly gripping’ Kathryn Stockett

    ‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ Camilla Lackberg

    ‘It’s big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody – like a perfectly cooked steak’ Stuart MacBride

    ‘The best yet’ Lesley Pearse

    ‘Amongst the world‘s greatest and finest crime writers’ Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

    ‘Smart, gripping and packed with enthralling characters, this darkly addictive tale will reel you in from the get-go’ Heat

    ‘The queen of the explosive thriller’ Good Housekeeping

    ‘Buckle up for an exhilarating read’ Prima

    ‘Slaughter skilfully juggles her twin time frames and delivers a taut, complex and unusually thoughtful thriller’ Mail on Sunday Event Magazine

    ‘A great read’ Daily Mail

    ‘The best suspense novel of the year’ Daily Express

    ‘Fierce, savagely well-written’ Metro

    ‘Slaughter judiciously keeps the characterisation of her imperilled protagonists to the fore’ Guardian

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