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The Perfect Widow

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Summary

Louise Bridges has the perfect life.

A loving husband, Patrick. Two adorable children. A comfortable home.

So when PC Becca Holt arrives to break the news that Patrick has been killed in an accident, she thinks Louise’s perfect world is about to collapse around her.

But Louise doesn’t react in the way Becca would expect her to on hearing of her husband’s death. And there are only three plates set out for dinner, as if Louise already knew Patrick wouldn’t be home that night....

The more Becca digs, the more secrets she uncovers in the Bridges’ marriage - and the more she wonders just how far Louise would go to get what she wants....

Is Louise a loving wife - or a cold-hearted killer?

©2019 A.M. Castle (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Not really a pyschological thriller!

I find this book very disjointed and not a lot happens at all in it, apart from the 'big twist'. The characters are based only on one being a narcissist and the other being fat. If this was marked as a family drama, then fair enough.
The synopsis just sounds so thrilling, however that is nothing more than a brilliant publishing house sales pitch.
Naration is very good though with lots of effort to try and save this flat Turkey.

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  • Carole Pucci Goodwin
  • 08-02-20

Imogen Church delivers an award winning performanc

This is the exact kind of story I love to engrossed myself in. Perfectly delivered suspense. Absolute perfection beginning to end!

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  • Liliana E. Shannon
  • 27-01-20

Overly long story tolerable by excellent narration

The story was initially gripping, but then, it became repetitive, and it droned on and on. The excellent narration kept me interested but barely.

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  • Mom3
  • 25-02-20

A while to get there...

Seemed like the first 80% of the book was one repetitive (SUPER repetitive) prose, and then finally toward the end there was some action. It was decent, but if you’re expecting a thriller, this is not it. Long, redundant story only to arrive at a mediocre closing of the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-02-20

Delivers! Fantastic book.

Great story. Great narrator. Just simply loved this story. Highly recommend. Story moves along nicely with wonderful narration. Characters are likable.

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  • Karen
  • 05-02-20

PerfectWidow

The Perfect widow has some very slow spots but has a surprise ending. Psychological mystery.

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  • Georgette
  • 04-02-20

Good Read

Loved the ending of this book, so satisfying. My only complaint was the pace could be slow. sometimes .The two main characters could be really reparative but overall a good read.

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  • Patrick Moran
  • 30-03-20

a bit drawn out..

A little long and drawn out, very descriptive with an OK ending. Loved the Narrator!

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  • Rinnie
  • 25-03-20

Fantastic Narration

I listen to a lot of audio books, this was one that the narration made the story. Powerful acting, yes acting. The women who played the main character should certainly win an Academy award for best actress. No kidding. I would definitely recommend this book.

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  • berry sprague
  • 24-03-20

No twist that we didn't already know was coming

SO...The story was entertaining and as ALWAYS, I love Imogen's narration. However, there was no twist...the story told you early on what was happening and stayed with that plot. There was no surprise, and not because I figured it out, it was just always going in that direction. I was hoping at the end, it would throw me off and surprise me. Since the story had you in one direction the entire time, a twist would have been VERY unexpected - but alas, nothing happened,

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  • Susan Olson
  • 14-03-20

Great narration

The story was good and kept me hooked. I loved Louises narration. I’m not sure why Becca’s story revolved around her weight and food. I kept waiting for it to be a part of the story.