Black Widows

Black Widows

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 04/02/2021
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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. Blake Nelson moved into 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...

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409196952
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Weight: 720g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 160 x 46 mm

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Black Widows
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 ... READ MORE
Rachel Dixon
Black Widows
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 a... READ MORE
Isabel Bridges
Black Widows
Thought Provoking Read
Black Widows by Kate Quinn Pub Date 4th Feb 2021 Blake Nelson is found dead under the desert sun in Utah's wilds, where he lives hidden away with his three... READ MORE
Black Widows
Different but good!
This book was definitely a different read for me. Net Galley were kind enough to let me download to my kindle for an honest review. Blake is a Mormon who... READ MORE
Black Widows
Unusual characters
Unusual storyline about a man in a plural marriage. When he is killed all three wives come under suspicion. The story is told in short chapters from the po... READ MORE
Brenda Birkett
Black Widows
Fascinating story
A fascinating story illustrating the impact that religious beliefs can have, on those lower down in the hierarchy. Very sad life for most of the participan... READ MORE
Patricia Moren
Black Widows
Original premise for a mystery
An original premise for a mystery - set around Mormonism, but not about Mormons. Blake Nelson has a wife, Rachel, and then has a ceremony with Tina and th... READ MORE
Dana Farren
Black Widows
Really good book
This book is really good. It is well plotted with plenty of suspense and twists and turns along the way that’ll leave you guessing until the end. The sto... READ MORE
Lynne Packer
Black Widows
Sorry - not for me!
I didn’t enjoy this book at all. I’m sorry, I don’t like to give negative reviews but this is one of the worst books I’ve read in a long time. I’m sure a... READ MORE
Carole Kendal
Black Widows
Murder-mystery but also psychological thriller set in the patriarchal Mormon world
There is an old joke that what a husband wants as a wife is ‘a maid in the parlour, a cook in the kitchen and a whore in the bedroom’. Blake Nelson is a p... READ MORE
Black Widows
Thoroughly enjoyed the book, the central 3 women made for very interesting and contrasting stories.
Usually, I dislike multi-thread books but, with Black Widows, I found an exception. A seemingly straightforward tale in a "Mormon" setting which turned out... READ MORE
Jon Jonnson
Black Widows
Character driven thriller
Narrated in first person by all three women we learn of their present life in Utah as wives of Blake Nelson and members of the Latter Day Saints/Mormon com... READ MORE
Melanie Vout
Black Widows
A very fast paced domestic thriller
Such a fast paced and catchy story. I wanted more. I was curious about what actually happened and what each of the three sister wives had to hide. As I go... READ MORE
alina barac
Black Widows
Good story, with a twist in the end.
Blake Nelson has three wives and every one of them seems a good candidate for his murder. The story is told from the wives pov and with each chapter i read... READ MORE
Alex Kay
Black Widows
I enjoyed this read. I did find it a little slow at the start but around the halfway mark I felt it had hit its stride and proceeded along at a good, stead... READ MORE
Marisa  Russell
Black Widows
Interesting and original idea
Blake is a survivalist Mormon who lives in an illegal polygamous marriage with his 3 wives. To keep the arrangement away from prying eyes he has set them ... READ MORE
Sam Whittaker
Black Widows
A murder mystery like no other....
The mystery of “Black Widows” is quite unique and very distinctive. Three wives married to one dead husband and each accused of his murder. One wife killed... READ MORE
A Mother’s Musings
Black Widows
What a book! A great un-put-down-able novel based in Utah/Nevada with The Church of Latter Day Saints. Told from the viewpoint of the three wives, based a... READ MORE
wendy flood
Black Widows
More than just a thriller
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. This was a great crime thriller, bouncing you around between the wives police interviews and their ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Black Widows
Murder mystery with a twist at the end
If you like a good whodunnit this is a definite must read. A murder mystery that begins with the discovery of the body of Blake, a married man with not one... READ MORE
Beverley Riley
Black Widows
Excellent dark read
Mormon Blake Nelson builds a good life for himself in a very isolated homestead in Utah. He is found dead, believed murdered by his wife. Ok, but which one... READ MORE
Celia Short
Black Widows
An Beguiling, Enigmatic Read!
I feel as if this book was written with me in mind - I loved it THAT much! Blake Nelson lived on an isolated farm out in the desert, but now he's dead. Hi... READ MORE
Black Widows
Loved It
This is a brilliant read. Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found the... READ MORE
billie wichkan
Black Widows
What a fantastic book.
What a fantastic book. This story centres around three women who are all part of a polygamous marriage. The story begins with the death of their husband an... READ MORE
Carol Barnes
Black Widows
Unexpected twist at the end.
This was a very cleverly written book. Rachel, Tina and Emily are all wives of the victim Blake . They are all followers of the Mormon religion and prac... READ MORE
Christine  Revely
Black Widows
Gripping thriller
Now I don't know anything about religious fundamentalists, nor do I know much about the Church of Latter Day Saints, but I do know a gripping thriller when... READ MORE
Rosemary Bray
Black Widows
Having three wives can be dangerous!
This was definitely not what I thought it would be but in a good way. Blake has three wives and lives with them in rural Utah. His wives are very different... READ MORE
Sharon Wallace
Black Widows
This is a brilliant read. Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found the... READ MORE
billie wichkan