Karin Slaughter's 2020 summer reads

Erin Kodicek on July 29, 2020
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Karin Slaughter's 2020 summer reads

In the latest in Karin Slaughter’s best-selling Will Trent series, The Silent Wife, Trent must solve a cold case in order to figure out who murdered a woman in a state park in northern Georgia.

When it comes to summer reading, Ms. Slaughter enjoys page-turners that rival her own. Here are some recent favorites.


The Better Sister by Alafair Burke

When Nicky is no longer able to care for her husband Adam and their child, her all-too-willing younger sister, Chloe, steps into the shoes of wife and mother. But when Adam is murdered, the sisters are reunited and must confront their shared past. This super twisty thriller is completely satisfying and unputdownable. It checks all of the boxes.


Sunset Beach by Mary Kay Andrews

You know summer has officially arrived when you are absorbed in a Mary Kay Andrews novel. In this layered and captivating story, the down-on-her-luck heroine, Drue, takes a job from her estranged father in St. Petersburg. What she discovers working at his law firm reveals a mystery that Drue is bent on solving. One part mystery, one part romance, Sunset Beach is an absolute delight.


The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson

In true Erik Larson fashion, this book zeroes in on a subject and brings it vividly to life—in this case, Winston Churchill. Larson enthralls the reader as only a master storyteller can. Whether you know much about Churchill or not, you’ll find yourself saying, Tell me more.


Long Bright River by Liz Moore

A gripping story of a female cop and her sister who is a victim of the opioid epidemic. At one moment thrilling and in the next moment deeply affecting, this one is not to be missed.


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