Black Widows (Paperback)
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Black Widows (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages / Published: 02/09/2021
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The only thing the three women had in common was their husband.
And, as of this morning, that they're each accused of his murder.

'I could not put it down... I loved it!' MARIAN KEYES
'Oh, my, can this author write women!' NEW YORK TIMES
'Atmospheric and addictive' THE SUN

*****

Blake Nelson moved onto a hidden stretch of land - a raw paradise in the wilds of Utah - where he lived with his three wives:

Rachel, the chief wife, obedient and doting to a fault.
Tina, the other wife, who is everything Rachel isn't.
And Emily, the youngest wife, who knows little else.

When their husband is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up.
But none of the widows know who would want to kill a good man like Blake.

Or, at least, that's what they'll tell the police...

*****
'A compelling read with a very dark heart' OBSERVER
'A brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women - a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart' JANE CASEY
'A sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it.' ADRIAN McKINTY

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781409196976
Number of pages: 480
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Black Widows is a brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women, sister-wives with nothing in common except their dead husband. Completely compelling and vividly told, the story plays with your loyalties and makes you question what counts as moral behaviour. This is a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart, and I loved it * Jane Casey *
It's unusual to read a story that reveals a completely different life, but that's exactly what Black Widows does. A thrilling tale which twists and turns along an immersive desert landscape, with a surprising Thelma & Louise style ending that makes you feel proud of the sisterhood * Araminta Hall *
Oh my God, THIS BOOK! Mormon man - three wives, living survivalist lives - is murdered. Each wife is a suspect. I could NOT put it down!!! Utterly compelling, nuanced characterisation, such atmosphere. I LOVED it! * Marian Keyes *
Quinn gives her readers an exquisite murder mystery, taking us through uncharted territory of off-the-grid, modern-day intentional communities. Black Widows is a steady, slow boil you'll be happy to immerse yourself in * Christina Dalcher *
I loved this book. It's both a fascinating glimpse into a hidden world and brilliantly twisty crime novel. Three wives, three motives, three utterly compelling stories * Elly Griffiths *
The marriage thriller given a wicked new twist. Claustrophobic, intense and absolutely gripping Black Widows announces the arrival of a major new talent into the halls of domestic noir * Eva Dolan *
Everything about this book - the plot, the characters, the telling - is strikingly original. And highly recommended. Brilliantly imagined, compellingly told, a tale of survival against the odds, told with insight and compassion. The voices of the three wives will stay with the reader long after the book is finished * Chris Hammer *
It's a great hook and a tremendous read - I thoroughly enjoyed this. The tension ramps up all the way to the end and I loved the relationship between the wives * Harriet Tyce *
Intense, gripping, superb * Will Dean *
Black Widows is an absolutely thrilling novel. I devoured it over a weekend, unable to put it down. It's a clever and completely original take on a domestic thriller ... Manages to be more than the sum of its parts: at once a fast-paced thriller and also a fascinating examination of Mormon culture and an extremely complicated and deadly marriage. Highly recommended * Alex Michaelides *
Part page-turning whodunit, part desert domestic noir, Black Widows is a sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it * Adrian McKinty *
Black Widows is also a riveting murder plot, and a delicate analysis of the relationship between 'sister' wives who have to live together, despite all attendant jealousies and privations. An amazing achievement. * woman&home *
An atmospheric and addictive thriller. * The Sun *
A gripping read * Bella *
Written with great panache, it superbly evokes the lives of all three women and the secrets they hide. This story lingers in the memory. * Daily Mail *
This is a compelling read with a very dark heart -- Alison Flood * Observer *
What's fascinating about this well-researched mystery is the window it offers on the extraordinary and disturbing world of people who believe they have found the true faith -- Laura Wilson * Guardian *
Hugely entertaining * The i *

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“Be prepared to be amazed.”

A dead husband, three wives, who killed him? Told with empathy and a detailed understanding into a different style of living. A gripping tale with twists and turns around every corner. You won't be disappointed.

Hardback edition
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“Mormon mystery”

Black Widows is a thriller - which of Blake Nelson’s three wives killed him near their isolated home in Utah? The first wife - Rachel with her secret past at the homestead, the second wife - ex catholic Emily or third... More

Hardback edition
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“Twister”

I liked the way the story was told; each wife telling her version of events in alternating chapters. It also enabled the wives to have a personality and to be differentiated from each other.
The premise of the story... More

Hardback edition
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