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Black Widows

A Novel

by Cate Quinn

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Black Widows by Cate Quinn
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2021
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Nancy K. (Perrysburg, OH)
    A good read with weak ending
    Multiple wives with one dead husband makes for a very interesting mystery novel. Actually, this should be considered a romance/mystery with a fairy tale ending!
    I liked getting to know the 3 sister wives but there were a few too many coincidences, such as when one of the wives needed transportation a car suddenly is made available to her. Polygamous marriages are fascinating to read about so the author chose a good topic but to me the ending was just too cute and tidy. If I would recommend this book to anyone I would warn them that there are graphic sex scenes from time to time.
  • Lea Ann Miller M. (Coto De Caza, CA)
    Black Widows
    "Black Widows" sets the stage for what could have been a gripping read. Unfortunately the author loses the reader with silly subplots i.e. Las Vegas. Based on the premise of polygamy in the Mormon Faith, first wife Rachel, sister-wife Emily and sister-wife Tina, create interesting aspects of living in a plural marriage. Their shared husband Blake is found dead and each is considered a murder suspect. All three wives carry baggage from their past, giving provocative thought to one's low self-esteem and the search for love. Initially Quinn's characters come alive in the first half of her book. Each chapter is like opening a sealed envelope, revealing secret information about each of Blake's three wives. At times the investigation into Blake's murder seems gratuitous and clumsy. There are a few twists and turns, but a sappy ending gives this book a B-.


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