The Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s agent Will Trent, and medical examiner Sara Linton, are called in when a man is murdered in the state penitentiary. During their inquiry, a prisoner, Daryl Nesbitt, tells them that a recent attack on a young woman looks exactly the same as the one he was jailed for eight years earlier, which means a serial killer could have been operating ever since. Will is wary of looking into the case – the chief of police responsible for arresting Nesbitt was Sara’s late husband, Jeffrey Tolliver, who was murdered five years earlier. “Obviously, the worst part would be realising that a serial killer had been operating for years without their knowledge. The second worst part was more personal. A wrongful conviction was the kind of scandal that had onions inside of onions.” The Silent Wife is the 10th book in Karin Slaughter’s Will Trent series, but such is her skill that it’s perfectly possible to join the story here, though be warned, if you do, you’ll want to go back to the beginning and discover just how Will and Sara (from her Grant County series) ended up together. As sharp and absorbing as ever.