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Publisher's Summary

A tale of heartache, horror, and the intricacies of the human mind.  

Accused of murdering her husband, Brenda is sentenced to life in an asylum.  

In the asylum, only one thing makes the tedious circumstances bearable, Dr. Franco. Accepting her for who she truly is, Brenda is enamoured by the good doctor until he demands more than just her love.  

Trying to meet his every demand, Brenda becomes an instrument in a lethal game orchestrated by Dr. Franco.  

Will Brenda survive his cunning mind or is it her own mind she should fear?  

©2018 Bianca Pheasant (P)2018 Bianca Pheasant

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Book 4

Another creepy short story. This time it's between the doctor and the patient. Who is more crazy between them ?

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Watch out for the twist!

Would you listen to The Black Widow again? Why?

Yes, to see how the author builds up to the big twist.

What other book might you compare The Black Widow to and why?

Maybe something by Stephen King: horror and suspense and ... a big twist at the end.

Which character – as performed by Holly Holt – was your favorite?

Brenda!

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

That twist at the end. I wasn't expecting it and it was delicious!

Any additional comments?

I hope that the author also writes some longer works. Although I really enjoy these short, while-I'm-walking-the-dog stories, something like this story I could dig into a while longer!

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One of the best stories I have come across!

If you could sum up The Black Widow in three words, what would they be?

Surreal, insane, riveting.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

I was hooked from the beginning. The story is incredible and the main character is completely complex and mesmerizing. The narrator also did a fantastic job in capturing the essence of the author's story.

Which scene was your favorite?

Absolutely the opening scene; just that alone, left me wanting to follow through until the end.

Any additional comments?

This would be the type of story I would love to watch as a movie. The visuals described left me with clear pictures of what was happening. This is something I could listen to many times more and I would definitely recommend to, not only horror fans, but fans of good story telling.

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Good Book!

Great book, kept me on the edge the while time. Keep up with the writing. Audiobook narration perfect.

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Awesomeness x 3

This book I absolutely loved what a twist in this book,
did not see it coming at all would love to see this book in a movie :)

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 04-18-18

Delusional Patient

The Black Widow is the story of a delusional mental patient. A well crafted story, it is suspenseful with a surprise ending. Holly Holt did an excellent job, especially as the Black Widow!

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Beautifully creepy like Stephen King!

If you like horror novels you will love this short story. I find the author riveting. The delightfully creepy way she uses amazing imagery to tell the story is incredible!