Will and Sara are hanging out at Sara’s mom’s house when they hear an explosion coming from the nearby campus. They head to the scene, knowing they’ll be called in sooner or later anyways.
On their way, they pass a car crash with multiple injuries. When they stop to help they realize the accident is staged. A fight breaks out between Will and the men from the car. Will is injured and Sara is kidnapped.
Will finds out that she was taken by a white extremist group (who caused the explosion) and goes undercover to get her back, racing the clock before she is killed.
How did The Last Widow end?
I started reading the Will Trent books in 2018, and had just gotten through them all in time to read The Last Widow just as it came out. You can imagine how disappointed I was for my months-long binge of Will and Sara’s relationship to come to an end! It kills me that I now have to wait months for The Silent Wife, but at least there’s another in the pipeline.
The Last Widow was interesting compared to the other books in the series in that we got to see all the main characters working the same case from different sides. I enjoyed how all the different viewpoints came together to save the day.
I’m always so impressed with how Karin Slaughter handles complicated topics, in this case that of white supremacy. I can’t help thinking that her research for this book must have been terrifying, learning about these groups and their goals.
Read The Last Widow? Check out my discussion on The Silent Wife next.
Wondering if you can read the Will Trent series out of order?
I’ve also posted spoilers for all of the Grant County books, so check this link or the search bar to find what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for a matching set of the Will Trent books, most of them are included in this set, which I purchased recently and love!
Will Trent books in order
*Once again, I do recommend starting with the Grant County books. See this post.