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The Good Widow Audiobook

The Good Widow: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Bestselling authors Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke make their suspense debut in this twisty, emotional thriller.

Elementary school teacher Jacqueline "Jacks" Morales's marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was...until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn't alone.

For Jacks, laying her husband to rest was hard. But it was even harder to think that his final moments belonged to another woman - one who had left behind her own grieving and bewildered fiancé. Nick, just as blindsided by the affair, wants answers. So he suggests that he and Jacks search for the truth together, retracing the doomed lovers' last days in paradise.

Now, following the twisting path of that fateful road, Jacks is learning that nothing is ever as it seems. Not her marriage. Not her husband. And most certainly not his death...

©2017 Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke (P)2017 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    "Great Read"

    Interesting story line. Characters were well developed and the story was fast paced. A new author for me to follow.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kat Ferguson 06-06-17 Member Since 2016

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    "Clichéd but worth the read"

    Once upon a time in the beginning things were wonderful. Then what was interesting before now gets on your nerves. Then you live in misery and SURPRISE start cheating. BLAH BLAH BLAH.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Mamie Williams 08-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Best ever!"

    This is a very well written book that really through me for a loop at the end.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anita Devers 07-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Good Widow"

    This book was very well written. However it did have some spots that very predictable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Sausalito, CA, United States 07-27-17
    Leslie Sausalito, CA, United States 07-27-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Dirge For A Marriage"

    This book was a big disappointment. The story was tedious and uninspired.

    It's SLOW. It's tedious. It's over 9 hours of mostly drawn out moaning examination of a failed marriage and affair. The mystery part is maybe 10% of the book and I guessed the "mystery" reveal coming about 10% into the book. There is nothing redeeming about this book. Save yourself a credit.

    The narration was fine, which is part of the reason I gave it overall 3 stars.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tamiko Shell 07-12-17
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    "Great story!"

    Some predictability but kept you interested wondering what happened. And just when you think it's over and wrapped up in a bow, it's not!

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    Amazon Customer 06-29-17 Member Since 2013
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    "great twist 🖒"

    Was a good story. wow 😨 the tangle webs we weave! I felt so badly for Jacks. we do hurt the ones we love most. And I didn't see that coming. Great twist.... Definitely worth a listen. Really , my only issue with the book was the NARRATOR 😨 was horrible!!!!!....I was ready to stop listening. And was gonna delete it ...but once I got passed her horrible narration....and kept my focus on the story it was better. It's too bad when that happens.....great book horrible narrator, can really go against the outcome of the book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    love-2-review 06-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointed"

    For a "mystery/suspense" this book was not suspenseful at all...the only mysterious part was in the last 45 minutes of the book.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-02-17
    Wayne Matthews, NC 06-02-17 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Great start & nice finish; so-so narration!"

    The great start and nice twist near the end earn The Good Widow 4 stars. This novel does contain both mystery and some suspense, but the genre is really chick lit. It certainly is not the type of suspense mystery I prefer. On the other hand it is a good story well written. Nevertheless, I cannot recommend it to those who like real action and suspense thrillers because there is too much naval gazing and too little action.

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    Yvonne Cherry 09-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The Good Widow"

    This is the first book narrated by Dara Rosenberg I have listened to. At first I was a little disappointed by her performance, but as the story progressed, she did a really great job.

    I read many reviews about the book before buying it, and I have to say I completely agree with them. While the story sort of lagged in the beginning, the pace picked up mid way through. I did not see the ending coming until very late in the book.

    I would recommend this to anyone looking for a good mystery romance book.

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    ""Enjoyable""

    Picture the scenario you are married to the man of your dreams all seems rosy until you reveal a secret that festers, you have an argument & never see him again. I am trying not to give the story away but this also affects someone else who turns up on your doorstep and he is not all he seems on the surface.

    This book describes the characters well and the ending is dramatic and concludes in my opinion as it should. Read it and find out

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  • Ann D
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    "Very enjoyable listen!"

    I tend to be a little dubious of books written by more than one author. My previous experience has been jarring, where it seemed obvious when one writer left off and another took over. Happily, this isn't the case here. This is a very enjoyable listen. The characters are well drawn, the story engaging throughout and the twist at the end saved it from falling flat. I have a preference for British and Irish books, and narrators. I struggle with some female American narrators when their voice is too nasal, but the narrator here is very good.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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