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After That Night

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Synopsis

Will Trent and Sara Linton are back! This is the 11th electrifying thriller featuring GBI investigator Will Trent and medical examiner Sara Linton from New York Times bestselling author Karin Slaughter.

After that night, nothing was ever the same again …

Fifteen years ago, Sara Linton’s life changed forever when a celebratory night out ended in a violent attack that tore her world apart. Since then, Sara has remade her life. A successful doctor, engaged to a man she loves, she has finally managed to leave the past behind her.

Until one evening, on call in the ER, everything changes. Sara battles to save a broken young woman who’s been brutally attacked. But as the investigation progresses, led by GBI Special Agent Will Trent, it becomes clear that Dani Cooper’s assault is uncannily linked to Sara’s.

And it seems the past isn’t going to stay buried forever …

Synopsis source: Goodreads

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Review

Genre(s): Mystery/Thriller
HB&W Rating: 4
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This was a tough read/listen. In fact, after finishing it several days ago, I’m still not sure what to say about it. This book felt akin to taking the monster out of your closet and taking the time to examine its teeth and claws as it guts you. It pulls that monster into the light and vanquishes the shadows that offered some modicum of protection.

This isn’t my first Will Trent book, but I haven’t read all of them and certainly not in order. Luckily, this can be read as a standalone.

I would say that this isn’t a pulse-pounding thriller in the typical sense, but more a police procedural. The pull has to do with seeing how everything unfolds. I spent the majority of the book with my stomach in my throat but luckily Slaughter’s wit helps to break up some of that.

Be sure to read the trigger warnings for this, including: stalking, abuse, rape (off page), misogyny. I know some of my own triggers were pulled with this one, so be aware going in and take your time with it if you need to.

Until next time,

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