- Author Cate Quinn
- Narrator Jennifer Woodward, Katherine Fenton, Stephanie Cannon
- Publisher Orion
- Run Time 13 hours and 36 minutes
- Format Audio
- Genre Classic crime and mystery fiction, Crime and mystery fiction, Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives, Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Family life fiction, Fiction: narrative themes, Modern and contemporary fiction, Religious and spiritual fiction, Social groups: alternative lifestyles, Thriller / suspense fiction.
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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…
READERS AND CRITICS LOVE THE WIDOWS:
‘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
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 itJane 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 sisterhoodAraminta 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 inChristina 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 storiesElly 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 noirEva Dolan
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