An Ambush of Widows; Jeff Abbott
Grand Central Publishing - 2021
Henry North lives in New Orleans and works as a cyber security expert. Adam Zhang lives in Austin and is a very wealthy venture capitalist. The men who have little in common and don't appear to know one another have been murdered in a warehouse in Texas. Henry's wife Kirsten thinks her husband was in New York on business so when she receives a muffled call from her husband's cell phone saying that he is dead which the authorities later confirm, she heads to Austin to deal with the aftermath of her husband's death. In Austin she meets Flora, the other widow, this one rich unlike Kirsten, who stands to become an even wealthier woman now that her husband is dead. With both woman a bit under suspicion they find a way to work together in an attempt to find out what was going on, what the men in their lives were hiding and who was involved in their murders.
This was an extremely well-paced story, I liked all the intricate details that quickly drew me into the story. The characters were well explored and, I even found the sections about the hitman to be ones I enjoyed. I liked Flora and Kirsten both strong women, each who had some interesting things they had been hiding as well. There were a few chapters set in the past which were important into Henry, Kirsten and her foster brother's background, it felt slightly odd yet, the information was important to the overall story line. So happy I read this one and will definitely consider some of the other twenty-plus books that have been written by this author.
This book arrived in 2021 from the publisher. Ambush of Widows was an extremely well written mystery/ thriller. The story had well rounded characters and kept me guessing to the very end and it was one of the books that I found difficult to put down as well.
Rating - 4.5/5 stars