Book Reviews of The Widow (BPD-FBI, Bk 1)

The Widow (BPD-FBI, Bk 1)
The Widow - BPD-FBI, Bk 1
Author: Carla Neggers
ISBN-13: 9780778323037
ISBN-10: 077832303X
Publication Date: 10/1/2006
Pages: 330
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 38 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers does it again with another non-stop action, romantic suspense. Bestselling author of Abandon, and Cut and Run, she hits a homerun with her new edge-of-your-seat whodunnit.

Abigail Browning is a Boston police officer who has not been able to get past the murder of her husband, Chris, seven years ago on their honeymoon in Maine. The crime has remained unsolved, even with all the tips and leads received over the past years. On the seventh anniversary of her husband's death, Abby receives a telephone call that she can't ignore. Another tip, but this time the mysterious caller states that the answer to Chris's murder resides at his home in Maine.

Abby returns to Maine and begins to investigate once again the murder of her husband. While there, she reconnects with an old friend of Chris', Owen Garrison. His driveway connects with Abby's, so they see each other fairly often. Soon, both begin to open up about their feelings to one another. A slow but budding romance blooms as the investigation progresses, trying to catch the killer before he strikes again.

I never did figure out who the killer was until toward the very end. A wonderful story that kept me guessing, with believable characters that I became to know well. I would recommend this to any romance or mystery lover.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great new book from Carla Neggers! Kept me guessing to the end. Not tied to any other series.
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Helpful Score: 2
I have been hooked on CN's books ever since I read the first one. Of her romantic suspense books (I do not read romance!), I have read all of them. She is an extremely talented writer.
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Helpful Score: 1
Four days after Abigail Borwning's wedding, her life changed unimagineably .... her husband was shot, meeting his death along the rocky Mount Desert Island coast. Was is a random act of violence, or could someone have wanted him dead?

That's the question that has haunted Abigail, now a homicide detectie, for the past 7 years. Determined to find her husband's killer, she returns to the island after receiving an anonymous tip.

Great book! Believable characters ... nice setting ... and full of surprises.
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Whodunit, widow turned detective, solves the muder of her groom. Good story.
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Four days after Abigail Browning's wedding, her life changed unimaginably: her husband was fatally shot along the rocky Mount Desert Island coast. Was it a random act of violence, or could someone have wanted Chris dead? That's the question that has haunted Abigail, now a homicide detective, for the past seven years. Determined to find her husband's killer, she returns to the foggy Maine island after receiving an anonymous tip. Is it just another false lead, or can she finally prove that Chris was murdered? Owen Garrison, the search-and-rescue worker who located Chris too late to save him, still carries guilt from that fateful night. As he helps Abigail unravel the mystery, they learn that the layers of deceit and lies are even thicker than they could have imagined. Now it's up to Abigail & Owen to keep pushing for the truth - and stop a killer from striking again.
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Well written mystery about a widow's search for answers to her husband's death.
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This was a great book. Keeps you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who the killer is. Interesting and suspenseful with some romance thrown in. You can't go wrong with Carla Neggers.
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Reading this one, you'll be on the edge of your seat from beginning to end . . .

From back cover:
Four days after Abigail Browning's wedding, her life changed unimaginably: her husband was shot, meeting his death along the rocky Mount Desert Island coast. Was it a random act of violence, or could someone have wanted Christopher dead?
That's the question that has haunted Abigail, now a homicide detective, for the past seven years. Determined to fi nd her husband's killer, she returns to the foggy Maine island after receiving an anonymous tip. Is it just another false lead, or can she fi nally prove that Chris was murdered?
As the search-and-rescue worker who located Chris too late to save him, Owen Garrison still carries guilt from that fateful night. Right from the start, Abigail's presence on Mount Desert Island ruffl es feathers, but Owen sees she's not the same woman she was seven years ago. As he helps her unravel the mystery, they learn that the layers of deceit and lies are even thicker than they could have imagined. Now it's up to Abigail and Owen to keep pushing for the truth--and stop a killer from striking again.
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More of Carla's suspense and romance, keeps you interested until the last page.
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Abigail Browning is a homicide detective in Boston. Seven years ago, on her honeymoon in Maine, she became a widow. She is as determined as ever to find her husband's killer. A phone call about secrets kept sends her back to Maine on the anniversary of her husband's death. On the foggy Maine island, the calls continue. Owen Garrison, a search and rescue worker and a childhood friend of her husband's and neighbor, helps her search for the truth.

A who-dunnit to the end. 4 or 5 star rating.
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I enjoyed this one. The suspense and romance is good. The killer was a surprise for me. Highly recommended.
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good book, great plot
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I found this to be a page turner. Didn't want to put the book down.
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THE WIDOW was just a pretty generic murder mystery with a convoluted plot full of red herrings, but no engaging substance.

My first read from the author and probably my last. The writing style itself was very cliche and I lost interest in Abigail and Owen and their quest to figure out who'd killed Abigail's husband.
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Fairly good book. Gave it 3 stars.
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This was an okay read. It was light and mindless.
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Bookclub edition. This is a very readable book but not a keeper for me.
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Great book!
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GREAT READ,REAL PAGE TURNER SUSPENSE AND ROMANCE.
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This book was good. Kind of dragged through the middle.
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Four days after Abigail Browning's wedding, her life changed unimaginably: her husband was shot, meeting his death along the rocky Mount Desert Island coast. Was it a random act of violence, or could someone have wanted Christopher dead? That's the question that has haunted Abigail, now a homicide detective, for the past seven years. Determined to find her husband's killer, she returns to the foggy Maine island after receiving an anonymous tip. Is it just another false lead, or can she finally prove that Chris was murdered?

As the search-and-rescue worker who located Chris too late to save him, Owen Garrison still carries guilt from that fateful night. Right from the start, Abigail's presence on Mount Desert Island ruffles feathers, but Owen sees she's not the same woman she was seven years ago. As he helps her unravel the mystery, they learn that the layers of deceit and lies are even thicker than they could have imagined. Now it's up to Abigail and Owen to keep pushing for the truth -- and stop a killer from striking again.