ARC AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: The Widowmaker by Hannah Morrissey

Publication Date: December 6, 2022
Format: Audio
Genre:  Mystery
Narrators: Adam Verner, Xe Sands

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
10 hours 39 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


Ever since business mogul Clive Reynolds disappeared twenty years ago, the name "Reynolds" has become synonymous with "murder" and "mystery." And now, lured by a cryptic note, down-on-her-luck photographer Morgan Mori returns home to Black Harbor and into the web of their family secrets and double lives. The same night she photographs the Reynolds holiday get-together, Morgan becomes witness to a homicide of a cop that triggers the discovery of a long-buried clue.

This could finally be the thing to crack open the chilling cold case, and Investigator Ryan Hudson has a chance to prove himself as lead detective. If only he could stop letting his need to solve his partner's recent murder distract him. But as Morgan exposes her own dark demons, could her sordid history be the key to unlocking more than one mystery?


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This is a complex mystery. Morgan returns to her home town as a photographer. Lured by a mysterious note and a skeleton key with no knowledge of what it opens.  Ryan Hudson is a cop with a secret. When his ex-partner is murdered and Morgan the only witness they find themselves finding clues that tie Morgan and Hudsons partner not only to each other but to the wealthy Reynolds clan. 

With chapters that are told by Hudson and some by Morgan this troubled mystery unfolds. The horrors that Morgan endured, the secrets she keeps and the secrets that Hudson's partner kept start to come to light shining light on an old mystery of what happened to Clive Reynolds the patriarch of the clan whose wife has always been the prime suspect. 

This is a dark and disturbing tale with triggers of child sexual abuse. The writing is well developed, the characters believable and the narrations held my attention. 

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