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The Widow File

A Thriller
Narrated by: Tanya Eby
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
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From S. G. Redling, the author of the bestselling Flowertown, Dani a data analyst with an elite security firm, possesses the unnerving ability to read people by the trash they leave behind. Receipts, parking tickets, the detritus of daily life — if you leave it behind, she will figure you out.

Her latest case involves high-tech industrial espionage at a corporation with ties to the military. But when a team of assassins sweeps through the firm, stealing all files and killing her coworkers, Dani narrowly escapes. Whoever ordered the strike thinks Dani has vital information and they put a hit man named Booker on her trail.

Armed with only her wits and a bag of random investigation materials, Dani must figure out who the enemy really is while playing a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the cunning hit man who has an agenda of his own.

©2013 S.G. Redling (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Good story well read.

Excellent reading of one of my favourite books. Downloaded the Redemption Key ready to enjoy next. Thanks.

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  • A. Schar
  • 16-01-14

An unexpected pleasure

I was not sure what to expect from this novel. I often grow impatient with "getting to the story." The beginning held a lot of good exposition that was helpful later.

This is not high art. However, it was fun. I really liked that, [SPOILER ALERT?] "man wrongly accused" is threatened early on in the book that the author does not take us down that well-worn path of laziness.

I found that the book had a good pace, decent character development, and the ending did not leave me unhappy in the least. It was a conclusion, a reasonable one with regard to the "inherent truth" of the story.

I recommend it.

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  • Trish R.
  • 14-04-18

Very entertaining. Both the book and the narration



The first 40% of this book was spent on Dani escaping the killing of her co-workers and hiding, hiding, hiding while she constantly had hundreds of inner thoughts or talked out loud to herself. Then there was the escape onto the rooftop and finding one of her co-workers that made it out then escaping the rest of the way with Choo-Choo (a stupid name for a grown man.)

This reminded me of the old movie with Robert Redford “Sneakers.” He goes out and when he gets back everyone is dead and he goes on the run. She goes home to pick up something and when she returns everyone is dead or being killed AND has to hide then goes on the run.

Overall, it turned out to be a good story, I can tell because I never skimmed a single page. The killer after them took a liking to Dani and ended up helping her BUT she still had to die. He seemed like a nice guy one minute and talked to her like an evil killer the next. Booker was a little crazy. And there were some things a little unbelievable but it’s a book so I don’t have as much trouble with that like a lot of readers do. And there were a couple of unanswered questions but it didn’t subtract from the story all that much.

There was absolutely no romance and the F-bomb was used 14 times.

As to the narration: I’m a big Tanya Eby fan so I can say she did a great job on the voices BUT there should have been a whole lot of whispering going on, especially in all the public places they went to, and there wasn’t. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

This was a free read and free listen and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • PlantCrone
  • 10-01-15

The 1st of (so far) 2 Dani novels

I love the protagonist! She has emotional and physical issues. She's still a real person even though she's the POTUS. Lot of character changes of 'what the He**? is going on make for a very riveting "The President Dies" type novels..and it really sucked mien!

Similar to "6 days of the Condor" in many ways, Dani just wants to know what is going on while she went out of the office for a few minutes to get lunch..but she can't seem to discover what the H**L is happening????? then saddling rehiring characters a few months later..never know what is going to happen here!
narrated by narrated by Tanya Eby-who is an excellent choice for this series.

Use your credit and ENJOY this Post app novel that might well be the "TRUTH" I had a difficult time deleting the S"P:OILERS in this novel so please, give me a break!!!

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  • squishy
  • 13-05-19

A keeper

I've started so many mystery/thrillers from new/obscure authors(to me) lately that have wound up in the return bin after a few chapters, i was kinda discouraged. Whether a crappy narrator or silly story, the pickin's where slim. What a refreshing fun, book! Everything came together, a great narrator, good writing, fun story with humor and friendship thrown in. Starting "Redemption Key" now

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  • gotcha42
  • 25-09-19

Thrilling!

After a quick introduction, the pace of SG Redling’s _The Widow File_ takes off at a dead run and doesn’t slow down for any of the many twists and turns. It’s an exciting and unpredictable story, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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  • Happy Kindle Customer
  • 06-02-19

The Widow File

Wow what a ride from beginning to end. I would highly recommend this book.

I also enjoyed the, reader.

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  • Debora Aldridge
  • 23-02-18

Interesting

This novel started out kinda slow and then kept my attention. The lead character is smart, witty, and very appealing. I would definitely recommend this book. Wish there were follow up books with her.

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  • DonDiva
  • 14-02-18

EXCELLENT!!!

This is the second book by this writer I've read and I haven't been disappointed yet. Amazing!!!!

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  • Mary K. Dyer
  • 30-08-17

Such a refreshing story!

I am so tired of reading crappie mysteries that assume that the reader is an idiot. That is why I felt this book was like a breath of fresh air! the performance was lively and the characters were enjoyable. I didn't have any idea how it would end- A+

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  • Wayne
  • 12-07-16

OK, barely.

This is book 1 of the Dani Britton series. It should be listened to prior to Redemption Key - i listened to them in the wrong order. This author gives the reader/listener an absolute minimum of information about the story and the characters. It seems that the CIA believes that Dani has some information she should not have so they hire assassin Tom Booker to kill her and her coworkers.

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