Review- The Good Widow

The Good Widow
By: Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke
Release Date: June 1st, 2017
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

Again, here I go with the crime and mystery. If you’re looking for a story with lots of twists and turns, this is a good one to pick up.

Jacqueline “Jacks” Morales receives a shock when police officers show up at her door, reporting that her husband James is dead. To add to the shock of this loss she’s told he wasn’t in Kansas on a business trip, as she thought, but in Hawaii… with another woman. The other woman, Dylan, leaves behind her own heartbroken fiancee, Nick as well. The heartbreak doesn’t end and the shock doesn’t stop when Nick shows up at Jacks’ door and says they should look for the truth together.

Now, Jacks has to face the truth that nothing is ever what it seems, not her marriage, her husband, her love for James or even his death. Nothing is straightforward in this novel and every word must be read with suspicion.

“It’s ridiculous how your life doesn’t need your permission to turn upside down.”

Again let me say that if you aren’t a fan of mystery and romantic suspense that you shouldn’t pick this book up. I’ll say that I wouldn’t even call this romance except that I know a lot of people have read it that way. The romance isn’t in your face, in fact there is more mystery than anything else going on here but the classic format can be found. I read for the escape and enjoyment of reading and the entertainment I’ve found here is more than enough for me.

I have to say some parts of this book were a bit of a reach for me (I’m sorry, you want to go to Hawaii with a stranger?) but in the end I could look beyond that and other hang ups I was having because I had to acknowledge that I was enjoying the read, even if parts were ridiculous.

About author

Brittney Soban

Brittney is a writer, reader and general lover of all things that end up printed on a page. With a few published poems and a lot of unpublished stories and novels she spends her days doing a nine to five job while wishing she was home working on the worlds she loves to create. As “punishment”, her and her brothers were banned from watching television for a week, leading to Brittney deciding that the free books at the library were better than TV and, in a very Matilda fashion, she took home loads of books every day and has never looked back. A reader of all types of literature, she will read practically anything put in front of her as long as something within it, no matter how small, sparks her interest. Give her high fantasy, science fiction, mystery, it doesn’t matter, but her love does lie within the fantasy and YA genres. A series junkie on top of everything else, she picks and chooses when to begin a series based on how many standalone books also await her attention in her to be read pile. Once she starts a series she will read every installment available back to back until she finishes a series or is forced to wait for the next publication. Called a book dragon by her boyfriend, the term is fitting as she owns more books than anything else and is quite sure her obituary will state she died under an avalanche of books. She truly wouldn’t have it any other way.

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