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Black Widows

(2021)
A novel by

 
 


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 onto 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...

*****

'Brilliantly twisty' ELLY GRIFFITHS

'Intense, gripping, superb' WILL DEAN

'Absolutely thrilling' ALEX MICHAELIDES

'A tremendous read' HARRIET TYCE

'Absolutely gripping' EVA DOLAN

'Strikingly original - and highly recommended' CHRIS HAMMER

'A brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women - a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart' JANE CASEY

'Part page-turning whodunit, part desert domestic noir, Black Widows is a sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it.' ADRIAN McKINTY

'Utterly compelling' MARIAN KEYES

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Black Widows is a brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women, sister-wives with nothing in common except their dead husband. Completely compelling and vividly told, the story plays with your loyalties and makes you question what counts as moral behaviour. This is a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart, and I loved it." - Jane Casey

"Quinn gives her readers an exquisite murder mystery, taking us through uncharted territory of off-the-grid, modern-day intentional communities. Black Widows is a steady, slow boil you'll be happy to immerse yourself in." - Christina Dalcher

"The marriage thriller given a wicked new twist. Claustrophobic, intense and absolutely gripping Black Widows announces the arrival of a major new talent into the halls of domestic noir." - Eva Dolan

"I loved this book. It's both a fascinating glimpse into a hidden world and brilliantly twisty crime novel. Three wives, three motives, three utterly compelling stories." - Elly Griffiths

"It's unusual to read a story that reveals a completely different life, but that's exactly what Black Widows does. A thrilling tale which twists and turns along an immersive desert landscape, with a surprising Thelma & Louise style ending that makes you feel proud of the sisterhood." - Araminta Hall

"Everything about this book - the plot, the characters, the telling - is strikingly original. And highly recommended. Brilliantly imagined, compellingly told, a tale of survival against the odds, told with insight and compassion. The voices of the three wives will stay with the reader long after the book is finished." - Chris Hammer

"Oh my God, THIS BOOK! Mormon man - three wives, living survivalist lives - is murdered. Each wife is a suspect. I could NOT put it down!!! Utterly compelling, nuanced characterisation, such atmosphere. I LOVED it!" - Marian Keyes

"It's a great hook and a tremendous read - I thoroughly enjoyed this. The tension ramps up all the way to the end and I loved the relationship between the wives." - Harriet Tyce


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Used availability for Cate Quinn's Black Widows

Hardback Editions

February 2021 : Hardback
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Title: Black Widows: A Domestic Thriller
Author(s): Quinn, Cate
ISBN: 1-72822-046-7 / 978-1-72822-046-8
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: Black Widows: An Observer Crime Pick of the Month
Author(s): Cate Quinn
ISBN: 1-4091-9695-X / 978-1-4091-9695-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

November 2021 : Paperback
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Title: Black Widows
Author(s): Cate Quinn
ISBN: 1-72823-423-9 / 978-1-72823-423-6
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Black Widows: An Observer Crime Pick of the Month
Author(s): Cate Quinn
ISBN: 1-4091-9696-8 / 978-1-4091-9696-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

February 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Black Widows: A Domestic Thriller
Author(s): Cate Quinn
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


February 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Black Widows: An Observer Crime Pick of the Month
Author(s): Cate Quinn
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Black Widows: 'Utterly compelling' Marian Keyes
Author(s): Cate Quinn
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon AU