he Widowmaker

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Clive Reynolds disappeared twenty years ago; his body was never found. Recently, his car, nicknamed the Widowmaker, was found in the lake while police were searching for the gun that killed a police officer during a robbery at a gas station. Photographer Morgan Mori is wrapped up in both cases as she took photos at a Reynolds’ Christmas party and on her way home stopped to get gas and witnessed the shooting. As she unravels the clues alongside the police officer’s partner, Ryan Hudson, she’ll discover she’s in even deeper than she ever imagined. Secrets don’t stay buried forever in Black Harbor.

Apparently, this story takes place in the same town as the author’s first novel and features some of the same characters. Other than a few passing references, it seems like you can read each as a standalone, but you might enjoy it more if you’ve read both. This story is really dark and there should be some trigger warnings at the beginning. If you are a fan of Gillian Flynn, then I think you’ll be adequately prepared for the darkness. This story is full of broken people, like many of Flynn’s books. Go in with open eyes.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publish Date 06-Dec-2022
ISBN 9781250795977
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Issue December 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller