The Black Widows by Jane Finch tells the story of three women, all from different backgrounds, whose husbands die in mysterious circumstances. Jessica, Caprice and Suzannah all meet regularly to discuss their marriages and their plans for disposal of their spouses. It all sounds gruesome and heartless, but sometimes all is not as it seems. The story takes a look into the past of the three women and their turbulent lives, giving a different perspective to their crimes and possibly providing a little empathy for them. It could be said this book is a peephole into the lives of compulsive psychological killers, or is there more to their stories than is seen on the surface? What could make a woman kill the man she has loved?
The Black Widows explores the minds of these women who lure their unsuspecting husbands into a honey trap. Their characters and motives are all different, yet they are united with one cause. Could that be revenge? Like the spider weaving her web, the author spins three well-developed stories of love, loss, death, betrayal and triumph, although not necessarily in that order! As the book concludes you will be surprised by the ending, which is definitely not the one anticipated for these women whose lives have taken a direction they would never have imagined.
This book will surprise you because you may think you know what to expect, and then the story will take a twist that will make you gasp and be unable to stop reading. Is it possible to sympathize with a killer? Could their actions be justified? This thriller will have you rushing to get your affairs in order, suspecting the motives of even your best friend, and looking with suspicion at every grieving widow you see. Just when you think the story is over, the author provides historical articles with true crimes of passion and their outcomes Welcome to the world of adult fiction. If you enjoy stories like Fatal Attraction and Natural Born Killers, then this book is for you. Prepare for a roller coaster ride of emotions as you meet Jessica, Caprice and Suzannah who are The Black Widows.
Artisan Book Reviews highly recommends The Black Widows by Jane Finch to all enthusiastic mystery readers!
The author, Jane Finch, is a member of International Thriller Writers Inc.
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