A woman runs alone in the woods.
She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she’s wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim.
He waits. A decade later, the case has been closed. The killer is behind bars.
But then another young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead, and the MO is identical. He takes. Although the original trail has gone cold – memories have faded, witnesses have disappeared – agent Will Trent and forensic pathologist Sara Linton must re-open the cold case.
But the clock is ticking, and the killer is determined to find his perfect silent wife…. 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