The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter publishes 13th June, the ninth in the Will Trent series

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter will be published on 13th June, 2019. The novel is the ninth book in the Will Trent series, and is the American crime writer’s nineteenth book.

The publisher’s blurb has this to say about the upcoming new thriller:

“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 neighborhood’s 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.”

Karin Slaughter’s first novel was published in 2001. Since then, she has sold more than 35 million copies of her books, and is also the 2015 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger winner for novel Cop Town.


The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter will be published in hardback, paperback, audio and Kindle on 13th June.  Keep up to date on upcoming new Karin Slaughter books on her website.

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Michelle Topham