REVIEW: THE LAST WIDOW, BY KARIN SLAUGHTER

 

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 Bu-reau 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.

My Thoughts: The Last Widow is another timely story that brings out familiar themes of the current day: domestic terrorism, white supremacy, and the hate-filled groups that show up daily on our TV screens, reminding us of the battles still to be won.

What will our characters do to fight for what they love and prevent the mass destruction that lurks behind every corner? What must Will Trent and Sara Linton do to save each other?

An intense story that kept me rapidly turning pages even as I hated the cult leaders and their methods and eschewed their belief systems. 4.5 stars.

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