Review: The Good Widow

Authors: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke.
Genre: Suspense.
Rating: 🍫🍫🍫🍫🍫


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 in paradise.
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…

Cover Review:

The cover displays a stormy sky and waving oceans. It's scary and kinda off tone. I wouldn't have chosen to read it just because of the cover, but I would probably read the blurb and then realize that it actually sounds awesome!

Book Review:

The Good Widow was intriguing right from the very beginning. The first chapter itself raised so many questions...who? What? Where? 

My favorite character was in fact Beth. I couldn't have imagined a better sister for Jacks. I loved Beth for always being there for Jacks, and then when she landed at Hana Airport? I fell in love with her all over again! Jacks would have been my favorite if she didn't have such an amazing sister (and if I didn't envy her for that!)

I don't know whom I hate most. It's a tie between James and Nick. They were both such 'bastards' as Beth would put it. I was so happy when Jacks and Nick kissed for the first time. I remember wanting to know what Nick was feeling at that moment, when he said sorry. Later I realized why that couldn't be. I hate both of them for damaging Jacks' life so badly. I don't know how she'll be able to get over it all. 

The ending totally wrecked me. I mean, it was nice to know that James had been reading those letters. But again, it gave birth to so many new questions. Was James rethinking? Had he planned on breaking it off with Dylan? Would things have ended up differently if Nick hadn't intervened? 

There were so, so many questions.

I guess it's clear from the level of my involvement into the story that I absolutely loved it! It was one of the most amazing books that I'd ever read. 

Kudos for creating characters like Jacks & Beth, and a plot that left me yearning for more. 

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