Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Widower's Wife

Ana Bacon, a young housewife, tumbles off a cruise ship into the dark and deadly waters, but did she take her secrets with her?

Investigator Ryan Monahan is a numbers man. So when his company sends him the Bacon case, which could net a ten 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. So the official ruling seems to be substantiated.

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.

Cate Holahan looks at the dark underbelly of a marriage from the perspectives of the detective and the victim in her tense and enthralling page-turner, The Widower's Wife.

My Review

This is the second book I have read by this author. The books are getting better and better. While I wished that this book had been more suspenseful, it was a good read. Although after reading a lot of suspense novels, it was pretty easy for me to see just where this story was leading up to and how it would end. Yet, I was not disappointed. Who really helped make this story better for me was Ryan. He shows that he is a seasoned professional with an talent for finding the truth no matter how twisted it may be. I can tell you it was twisted. Yet just like a ball of yawn, once you start unraveling the ball of yawn it is not long before it all comes undone. That is what happened once Ryan really dug into the mystery surrounding Ana. I am looking forward to seeing what this author comes out with next.

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