Blake’s dead. His wife killed him.
The question is: which one?
‘Utterly compelling’ MARIAN KEYES
‘Intense, gripping, superb’ WILL DEAN
‘Brilliantly twisty’ ELLY GRIFFITHS
‘Absolutely thrilling’ ALEX MICHAELIDES
The only thing the three women had in common was their husband.
And, as of this morning, that they’re each accused of his murder.
Blake Nelson moved into a hidden stretch of land – a raw paradise in the wilds of Utah – where he lived with his three wives:
Rachel, the chief wife, obedient and doting to a fault.
Tina, the other wife, who is everything Rachel isn’t.
And Emily, the youngest wife, who knows little else.
When their husband is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up.
But none of the widows know who would want to kill a good man like Blake.
Or, at least, that’s what they’ll tell the police…
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Black Widow was a very absorbing, dark read which I really enjoyed.
Firstly I loved the three main characters in this book and how different they were to each other. The author has done a great job in making them seem very realistic so that the reader is instantly sympathetic towards them. They are each very unique characters who have their own opinions and ideas which I thought was very clever. The story is told from each of their point of views alternatively and I enjoyed getting to know them, especially their past which helped me understand more about them.
I’ve got a bit of a fascination with cults so I found it very intriguing to learn more about the Mormon church and what life is like in a polygamist marriage. I like the way the author manages to portray both sides in the story so that we understand both the morman’s side and what life in the Morman church looked like for the out side. Whilst the descriptions of the woman’s life did make me feel sympathetic towards the women I also felt a little bit frustrated with them as I felt they could have done more to help themselves.
Overall I really enjoyed this fast paced, absorbing book. The chapters are short and action packed making it a very easy book to read. I kept promising myself I would just read one more chapter and looked up to find two hours had gone by. There were lots of twist and turns which kept me guessing until the end as it seemed all three women had great reasons for wanting Blake Dead. This is the first book I have read by this author and I’ll look forward to reading more from her in the future.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orion for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Cate Quinn is a travel and lifestyle journalist for The Times, the Guardian and the Mirror, alongside many magazines. Prior to this, Quinn’s background in historic research won prestigious postgraduate funding from the British Art Council. Quinn pooled these resources, combining historical research with first-hand experiences in far-flung places to create critically acclaimed and bestselling historical fiction.