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The Widower's Wife by Cate Holahan

The Widower's Wife

by Cate Holahan

Quick take

The book reads like a dance, circling closer and closer to one specific, life-changing moment in time

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Why did Ana Bacon disappear? Be prepared to obsess as this question keeps you awake at night. A thrilling investigation into why and how a seemingly happy young wife and mother vanished off of a cruise ship one dark night, the story is told from both the victim’s perspective leading up to her disappearance, and from the investigator’s perspective as he attempts to discover just what happened to her. The book reads like an intricate dance, circling closer and closer to one specific, life-changing moment in time. It doesn’t take long to figure out what happened to Ana, but the how and the why of it will gnaw at you long after you’ve finished reading.

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393 ratings
  • 46% Love
  • 44% Like
  • 6% Dislike
  • Sparrows Point, MD

    Couldn't put this book down to save my life. Kept me involved the entire story & guessing the "who" done it. However, the ending is NOT what I was expecting at all left me wanting just a little more.

  • New York, NY

    This book was an edge- of -your -seat classic that I enjoyed from start to finish. I ready many thrillers and this was definitely an enjoyable one. You never know where the story is going to lead.

  • Spotswood, NJ

    i thought this book was very good...lots of twists and turns and keeps you guessing until the very end. once i started it i went right through this book... I would read more book from this author.

  • Maplewopd, NJ

    I loved this book; what a fast read could not put it down; knew that the husband was involved and knew that the wife was still alive in disguise as the cleaner next door before it was revealed.

  • Bastrop , TX

    The Widower’s Wife brought me back to the 90’s due to the fact that it resembled the Julia Robert’s movie, “Sleeping with the Enemy.” I love girl power tales that leave you guessing!

  • Myrtle Beach, SC

    Anytime you have an unstable husband and a mother of a small child in a mystery setting it is usually a good combo. This book is no exception! I loved it! The ending left me wanting more.......

  • Fort Wayne, IN

    I read this book in one sitting, IT WAS AMAZING! I could not recommend this book enough. I literally told everyone I knew who reads about how amazing it was! 10/10! 5 stars! Two thumbs up!

  • Norman, OK

    At first I wasn't interested in the chapters with the investigator and was not sure how I'd keep everything separate but it was easy to read. Could not put it down! Happy about the ending!!

  • Murray, KY

    This book was incredible! I could not put it down and when I wasn't reading the book, I was trying to figure out what was going on! I've recommended this book to so many people!

  • Indianapolis, IN

    Holy smokes. This was a great book. Couldn't put it down. All these twists and could have went one way, when it went another. Always guessing.

  • Bloomingdale, MI

    Loved it. I could see a few ways this story could have unfolded and I was satisfied and thrilled throughout the story. So glad I added this book on.

  • Miami gardens , FL

    I liked how the book went back and forth in time to tell the story. I figured out the twist at the end beforehand but it was still a very good read.

  • South Pittsburg , TN

    Loved this book! I loved how it alternated between the past and the present, which made the mystery even more thrilling! Great ending!

  • North Kingstown, RI

    I love this book! At first I thought I had figured out the ending, but was thrown off guard about 3/4 of the way though.

  • Orangevale , CA

    If you are looking for a book you won't ever put down, look no further. This book had me engaged, intrigued and excited!!

  • Farmington, MN

    A story about love, betrayal, and ultimately..revenge. A thriller that will keep you guessing until the end.

  • Torrington, CT

    Loved the book, had some ideas that turned out to be what happened, but it wasn't obvious the entire book.

  • southport, CT

    Fast read that kept me engaged the whole time without being about to predict what was going to happen next

  • Fountain Valley, CA

    Enjoyed seeing how this story unfolded. There were a few twists that kept me from putting the book down.

  • Great Falls, MT

    I LOVED this book! Amazing what the main character went through to make sure her daughter would be safe!

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