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The Widower's Wife Audiobook

The Widower's Wife

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Publisher's Summary

Ana Bacon, a beautiful young wife and mother, tumbled off a cruise ship into dark and deadly waters. Ana is gone - leaving behind her wealthy husband and adorable daughter - but not everything about her disappearance adds up. What secrets did she leave behind?

Investigator Ryan Monahan is a numbers man. So when his company sends him the Bacon case, which could net a 10 million-dollar payout, Monahan doubts that her death is just a tragic accident. But the husband has a substantial alibi and a number of witnesses claim to have seen Ana fall, and the official ruling seems to hold up.

Still, the more Monahan uncovers about Ana's life, the more he realizes how many people would kill to keep her secrets hidden. And the closer he gets to the truth, the greater the odds grow that he, too, will take a fatal fall.

©2016 Cate Holahan (P)2017 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"One of those rare thrillers that really will keep you reading all night, especially if you pack it to take on your next Caribbean cruise." (Kirkus starred review)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

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    Wanda Florida 03-20-17
    Wanda Florida 03-20-17
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    "Long"

    Many twists and turns wasn't sure where or how this would end or if it would. When it finally got to the end it went quick. This goes to show even though you live with someone you marry them have their child you never really know that person. You never know what kind of horror they can bring in to your life. Concrete table!! Why would anyone spend over $4000 for one.
    I received this free for an honest review from the author or narrator.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    trixie 03-20-17
    trixie 03-20-17
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    "The Widower's wife"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Widower's Wife?

    It is told with two storylines intertwined. Ryan's investigation in late November and early December is interspersed with Ana and Tom Bacon's decision in October to defraud the insurance company . It has many suspenseful parts that it was hard to pause while listening to the audiobook.


    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 03-19-17
    Marla 03-19-17 Member Since 2016

    I love fiction, with an occasional autobiograpy. I try to read 3 books a week but sometimes I only get around to 2.

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    "You are whom you are."
    What made the experience of listening to The Widower's Wife the most enjoyable?

    Figuring out the mystery and the ins and outs of it all.


    What other book might you compare The Widower's Wife to and why?

    Kind of like Gone Girl. But in a different manner.


    Which character – as performed by Teri Schnaubelt – was your favorite?

    Teri does the husband the best. She has him nailed to a tee.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Stay away from the edge.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Steven J. Gough New Jersey 03-16-17
    Steven J. Gough New Jersey 03-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Could have been better"

    Good story line, but started to veer off my "keep me interested" track half way through. I finished it, hoping it would get better, but it became less believable in the waning chapters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debbie De Georgia 03-10-17
    Debbie De Georgia 03-10-17

    I totally enjoy a well written novel with a great narrator!

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    "Term !ife"

    I personally liked the insurance investigator Ryan. Tom was a excuse my language a Damn Shame. Anna was not living in a real world. Did she really think Tom was goingn to let her live? The ending was so weird and rushed in my opinion. Narrator did awesome although the story was somewhat unbelievable.
    Author DeAnn DeVille

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Dee Mencer 05-17-17
    Dee Mencer 05-17-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Didn't like this book"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    If it had brought me in from the beginning. I just couldn't get in ti it.


    What was most disappointing about Cate Holahan’s story?

    It was very slow to start.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Teri Schnaubelt?

    Carolyn McCormick


    What character would you cut from The Widower's Wife?

    I couldn't tell you the characters
    , I couldn't get that deep in the book


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Crystal Morey 04-19-17 Member Since 2015

    I'll say what I gotta say.... Don't be scared...

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    "Not to bad"
    What did you like best about The Widower's Wife? What did you like least?

    Honest Review :
    The story was ok and the narrations were easy to listen to but I just feel...for me personally that the story had to many jump scenes. I felt I was listening to one part and then it would go another part and then jump right back to where I had been before it went to another scene and it became confusing for me


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    What was leading up to the wife


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrators voice was soft and easy and knew when to pick up and slow down


    Was The Widower's Wife worth the listening time?

    Yes and No...


    Any additional comments?

    Not so many jump scenes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    loretta fort myers, florida, United States 03-16-17
    loretta fort myers, florida, United States 03-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Do You See Dummy Written on my Forehead"

    Interesting story....wanted to find out "what happens" but truly unbelievable.....would anyone continue down the financial, emotional and dangerous road this woman traveled.......
    The ending was also "unbelievable".....and one knows this would never happen in the real world.....
    A true walk down fantasy lane !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiger 2010 03-11-17
    Tiger 2010 03-11-17
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    "Slow. Dull. Boring."

    I gave this audio book numerous chances but it never got better. It lacks intrigue and suspense. The storyline drags on and on without actually progressing. After twenty two chapters of an aimless plot, forgettable characters and mundane narration I'd had enough! I promptly called Audible and returned the audio with a credit refund. I'd wasted precious time on this book. I just could not waste a valuable credit as well.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Vicats 07-29-17
    Vicats 07-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "keeps you involved"

    written as if the main character is dead a ghost but expressing her own need to save her child (

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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