Three women from different backgrounds, brought together by their determination to make a fortune from their unsuspecting husbands. Carefully selected, the men are lured into the widow’s trap, completely beguiled, until their ultimate disposal.
The women meet regularly to discuss their progress and compare notes on new methods of termination. It seems they are invincible. But even in death all is not as it seems.
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Five Star AWARD and Review from Readers' Favorite
The Black Widows by Jane Finch is a fictitious thriller about three women who plan and plot the deaths of their ruthless, wealthy husbands. How could these women be so unscrupulous? Was it greed or revenge? As their painful childhood truths unfold, I couldn’t help but empathize with Finch’s characters, Jessica, Caprice, and Suzannah. Like the spider weaving her web, the author spins three well-develope...d stories of love, loss, death, betrayal and triumph. These women are true examples of narcissists, and this book is not your normal run of the mill thriller. I couldn’t put the book down until I found out what happened next. “Never underestimate a woman scorned.”
Through the eyes of Jane Finch, The Black Widows should have you scrambling to get your worldly affairs in order. The author beckons us on with page after page of murderous incidents that left me shaking my head and pondering the meaning of Karma as the plot thickens for these three villainesses - Jessica, Caprice and Suzannah - who seem to get away with murder for decades, or have they? While reading this novel, I felt as though I was looking into the mind of psychological killers via a peephole. Just when I thought the story was over, the author provides historical articles with true crimes of passion and their outcomes. A welcome surprise, and definitely not the ending I expected for these Black Widows. Welcome to the world of adult fiction. If you fancy stories like Fatal Attraction and Natural Born Killers, you’ll enjoy reading this book; there's never a dull moment.
Amazon Five Star Reviews:
Amazon Five Star Review by Angela Deppeler
The Black Widows is a fascinating book about murders. Lots of murders. It's actually several different stories with a coinciding center. It opens at a little coffee shop and follows three women as they murder their ways through their lives to amass their individual fortunes. The stories offer a diorama view into the lives of Suzannah, Jessica and Caprice. Three women who plot and kill husband after husband. The ending is a bit of a surprise and I won't spoil it. But I will say Ms Finch's inclusion of real life murders at the back of the book is fascinating. This is a novella well worth a read and a re-read. Kudos Ms Finch!
Amazon Five Star Review by F J Thomas
With the title, I had a certain expectation of what the story would be about. What I didn't expect however was for the author to do such a great job with the characters she created and the path she took to tell such a great story. Before I even realized it, I found myself sympathizing with the three main characters. She's done a great job and drawing the reader in to the dark side to see what their thought processes and reasoning is like. Loved this book and found myself thinking about it even after I had finished it!
A Well Crafted Murder Mystery
This story had every element a good story should have. There are strong intertwining plots, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s an abundance of well illustrated scenes that really make you feel like you are right there in the story, and that's something I really look for in a good book. From the opening chapter, setting the tone for the entire work, to the end at which you find yourself wanting more and more. It is a great read, and is filled with dramatic and well-described moments that will stay with you for a long time.
This captivating and commendable work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flows from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. The writing style is such that I was drawn into the story from the very beginning and this doesn't happen for me very often.
It’s one of those stories that come along once in a while that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader! A highly recommended read. Five stars from me.
I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Jane Finch in the future. I received a copy for my unbiased review.