What to expect

Blake Nelson had three perfect wives.
Until one of them killed him.

‘An exquisite murder mystery’ CHRISTINA DALCHER
‘Atmospheric and addictive’ THE SUN
‘I could not put it down… I loved it!’ MARIAN KEYES


Blake’s dead. His wife killed him.
The question is… which one?

Rachel, Emily and Tina have nothing in common – except that they share a husband and a homestead.

When their beloved Blake 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 their husband.

At least, that’s what they’ll tell the police…


‘Three wives, three motives, three utterly compelling stories’ ELLY GRIFFITHS

‘Oh, my, can this author write women!’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Intense, gripping, superb’ WILL DEAN

‘A compelling read with a very dark heart’ OBSERVER

‘A brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women – a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart’ JANE CASEY

‘A sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it.’ ADRIAN MCKINTY

Critics Review

  • Black Widows is a brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women, sister-wives with nothing in common except their dead husband. Completely compelling and vividly told, the story plays with your loyalties and makes you question what counts as moral behaviour. This is a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart, and I loved it

    Jane Casey
  • It’s unusual to read a story that reveals a completely different life, but that’s exactly what Black Widows does. A thrilling tale which twists and turns along an immersive desert landscape, with a surprising Thelma & Louise style ending that makes you feel proud of the sisterhood

    Araminta Hall
  • Oh my God, THIS BOOK! Mormon man – three wives, living survivalist lives – is murdered. Each wife is a suspect. I could NOT put it down!!! Utterly compelling, nuanced characterisation, such atmosphere. I LOVED it!

    Marian Keyes
  • Quinn gives her readers an exquisite murder mystery, taking us through uncharted territory of off-the-grid, modern-day intentional communities. Black Widows is a steady, slow boil you’ll be happy to immerse yourself in

    Christina Dalcher
  • I loved this book. It’s both a fascinating glimpse into a hidden world and brilliantly twisty crime novel. Three wives, three motives, three utterly compelling stories

    Elly Griffiths
  • The marriage thriller given a wicked new twist. Claustrophobic, intense and absolutely gripping Black Widows announces the arrival of a major new talent into the halls of domestic noir

    Eva Dolan

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