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.
Point of view:
While it took a bit to build momentum, once the story gets going it really gripped me. The idea of two widows who have nothing in common except for their husbands dying at the same murder scene was really unique. I liked that this is told from multiple perspectives including the hit man.
Kristen & Flora are opposites on so many levels and they have no reason to trust the other, but a tenuous allyship forms as they try to follow the clues. Lots of twists, turns, and unpredictable antagonists made for a great listen.
I enjoyed Christine Lakin’s performance. She did a good job of differentiating all the character voices and personalities. Plus enhancing the emotional parts.
About the author:
Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling, award-winning author of many mystery and suspense novels. Jeff graduated from Rice University with a degree in History and English. He lives in Austin with his wife and two sons.
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My Favorite Quotes
Your husband has been killed. In Austin. Texas. – An Ambush of Widows by @JeffAbbott #Audiobook narrated by @yolakin #Mystery #Suspense #ThrillerTweet
Who benefits? – An Ambush of Widows by @JeffAbbott #Audiobook narrated by @yolakin #Mystery #Suspense #ThrillerTweet
“I don’t have it in me to kill someone,” Flora said, folding her arms around Morgan. “You never know,” Kirsten said. – An Ambush of Widows by @JeffAbbott #Audiobook narrated by @yolakin #Mystery #Suspense #ThrillerTweet