"The lesson here is that you should always stay alert even in the worst of times or you may end up dead"
Reviewed by Lynn Cunningham
Posted August 30, 2017
Thriller | Suspense
Jacqueline "Jacks" Morales is in a marriage that is
sprinting toward an ending that will shatter her. Marriage
to James Morales had been a dream come true with his
handsomeness and his romantic demeanor. James was everything
that she had ever wanted in a man. There was only one thing
that stands between a perfect marriage and a troubled one.
Yet, Jacks assumes that they are just going through another
"rough patch" like all marriages do at times.
These are the things she believes until the day two
policemen show up at her front door delivering the heart
breaking news that James has been killed in a fiery car
accident in Maui. Jacks went into shock instantly but she
had one question for the policemen. What was James doing in
Maui when he was supposed to be at a business conference in
The answer came soon enough. James was not alone in that
accident. Another person was with him in the jeep and also
killed. This person was a woman named Dylan. It seems that
James had been having an affair and Jacks had no clue. While
she was trying to recover from all of this information
thrown at her at once, a man named Nick shows up at her
house. He says he was Dylan's fiancé and is as devastated
as Jacks is over all of it.
Then Nick proposes something a bit different. He wants to go
to Maui and dig into this accident and affair more so that
he can understand and move on. He encourages Jacks to go
with him. Finally, agreeing that she could benefit from the
trip in the form of maybe healing faster, she tells Nick she
will make the trip with him.
Once they are on Maui, Jacks discover things that were not
as they seemed on the surface. Will she truly open her eyes
before it is too late?
Reading THE GOOD WIDOW is the best use of my time in a
while. The authors know exactly how to dangle that hook and
pull their readers in at full speed. The plot kept me
guessing while going back and forth in what I believed was
happening. Just when I thought I might have figured things
out, the story does a 180 turn around and I find I was
nowhere near correct in my assumptions.
THE GOOD WIDOW presented wonderful characters, or I should
say presented them wonderfully because there were a couple
of them that I really did not like. That sort of writing is
a great thing, though, because it means I felt as if I was
right in the middle of things. Character development is so
important to readers and Jacks was perfectly rendered. There
were times that I would like to have actually shaken her but
she had to make a long and independent journey so that she
could become the person she was always meant to be; even if
it took stepping out of her comfort zone and risking
everything to do it.
Pick up a copy of THE GOOD WIDOW soon. Then spend an
afternoon diving into the story. With a perfect blend of
self-discovery and suspense, you will not be disappointed
that you made the choice of joining Jacks on her sad, yet
dangerous, journey in her search for the truth. Nothing is
true as it seems.
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
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…
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