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Publisher's Summary

In New York Times best-selling author Jeff Abbott’s latest novel of riveting psychological suspense, an uneasy alliance forms as two widows delve into their husbands’ deadly and dangerous secrets - as they try to protect their own.

Henry North is a down-on-his-luck cybersecurity expert from New Orleans. Adam Zhang is the cofounder of one of Austin’s most successful venture capitalist firms. These two men didn’t know each other. They had never met. Yet they died together, violently, in a place neither had any business being.

When Henry doesn’t return from a business trip, his wife, Kirsten, panics - and then gets an anonymous phone call: “Your husband is dead in Austin.”

Flora Zhang knew her husband was keeping secrets. She suspected an affair, but she had decided she could forgive him for his weakness - until her husband ended up dead. And with no explanation for her husband’s murder, the police begin to suspect her.

Together, these two widows will face a powerful foe determined to write a false narrative about the murders. In doing so, neither Flora nor Kirsten will remain the women the world thought they were.

©2021 Jeff Abbott (P)2021 Grand Central Publishing

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Good listen

I've been reading a lot of mysteries lately and it's hard to find one that I enjoy listening to as an audible. This narrator was very good and the story kept me interested. I don't think the characters were fully believable but overall very enjoyable listen.

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Fantastic & layered

Narrator did a phenomenal job without overshadowing the story…each character was done well. Great, interesting plot. I didn’t guess the ending which is rare.

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Oh so twisty !!

I really enjoyed this book... It is a solid 'who done it' that keeps you guessing. I loved the variety of characters and the narration. If anything, it may have been almost too twisty, but well worth the listen!

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Kept interest..

Well performed. Continued listening anxiously even though it was easy topredivt the actual story line in first few chapters.

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suspenseful

the narrator is great. couldn't stop listening I was said to see it end.

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It kept me listening till the end

At first, I thought it would be another Stranger on the Train kind of book, but turned out to be an unique one. I thought the story could have been shorter than 12+ hours, but I could not stop listening. A lot of "Flora said", "Teddy said", "Jene said", he said, she said sounded annoying, this could easily be fixed by editing.

The narrator was pretty good, a little clipped sounding to me. I had to increase the speed to 1.7 but he performance was good. All in all, this was a book I will listen to again.

I highly resent the last reviewer, Episteme, who thought this book was yuck. This book is no way or manner that. Without backing up such childish comment, it is unfair to authors and narrators.

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Unbelievable story

This is a story that could only live inside of a novel, Not even close to believable.

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Surprisingly good

This book was interesting from start to finish. Great story. I was always eager to get back to it.

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Who to Hate

I didn’t know who to cheer for, they all had dark secrets. Well done! I look forward to seeing more.

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Jaw drop = 2 times

Great twists and ending. Will recommend to friends and coworkers. And look for other books from this author.

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