The Black Widow: The true crime book of the year

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The Black Widow: The true crime book of the year

The Black Widow: The true crime book of the year

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This book started out strong – quite the page-turner at first so that I wanted to plop down on the couch and do nothing else but read for the rest of the day.

The biggest thing is that this novel is far too long; even though it's great that we get to experience all of the wives perspectives, it did feel like it dragged a bit. The story is character driven which works extremely well and I like the varied pace of their storytelling. Moving between past and present, ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS delves into the darkest corners of the life of one mother as she investigates the disappearance of her son one year prior—and, in the process, confronts long-buried secrets from her own childhood. All'inizio del racconto, Rachel, la prima moglie, una devota mormone, molto modesta, è quella che proprio non sopporto.It's quite disturbing for me, definitely not a quick light hearted thriller, it's more of a mystery novel. It’s no surprise why this book was named Scottish Crime Book of the Year in 2016— there’s an undercurrent of intensity running throughout BLACK WIDOW that demands the reader’s attention from first page to last, and an assurance to Brookmyre’s writing that is an absolute pleasure to read. The mainstream Mormons she describes, however, are a caricature based on images of 19th century early Utah settlers and an amalgamation of early (largely discredited or abandoned) LDS church writings.

Along the way we learn a lot of truths and there are some things brought to light in each of the POV characters. With her signature warmth, hilarity, and tendency to overshare, Leslie Gray Streeter gives us real talk about love, loss, grief, and healing in your own way that "will make you laugh and cry, sometimes on the same page" (James Patterson).Nel deserto dello Utah, in una proprietà isolata, viene rinvenuto il corpo esanime di Blake Nelson, coperto da ferite. Adelaide Nelson, Blake’s mother is a brittle but intriguing character and some of her actions make your jaw drop.

It’s the feeling of knowing that you’re in the hands of a genuinely gifted storyteller who knows exactly where he or she is leading you. Not only did it deal with the much-misunderstood Church of the Latter-Day Saints (LDS), along with a more extreme form of that religion as well (polygamists), but it also delved into a third level – that of a remote cult-like organization.Brookmyre builds layers of intrigue like a chef crafting a multilayer cake, with each layer providing another tantalizing clue or red herring to keep readers guessing. I actually liked way the storyline unfolded through the POVs - each wife delivered first-person accounts with a possible fourth person scenario hinted at, just for kicks. I’m not sure what the author should have done differently – perhaps it was taking too long to dole out the information? Growing up after the war in the East End of London, Linda falls in with local gangsters including the Krays, Freddie Foreman and Ronnie Cook.

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