An Ambush of Widows
by Jeff Abbott

An Ambush of Widows by Jeff Abbott was such a pleasant surprise. I had NO idea what to expect with this book—I had no idea who this author was, what his writing was like, or even what the book was about—but I am so glad to say that I LOVED it. It was such an addicting, exciting, and binge-worthy read that I could not put down.

An Ambush of Widows follows two women—Kirsten North and Flora Zhang—who do not know each other at all but are forever intertwined after their husbands are found murdered next to each other in a warehouse. Kirsten’s husband, Henry, is a cybersecurity specialist, while Flora’s husband, Adam, is the founder one of Austin’s most successful venture capitalist firms. There’s no way these two men would have ever known each other or had any connection to one another—so how did they end up dead together? When Kirsten receives an anonymous phone call telling her that her husband was murdered in Austin, she hops on a plane as fast as she can to figure out what the heck happened. When she meets Flora—the other widow—the two of them work together to uncover to truth behind their husbands deaths.

This book had me HOOKED from the very first chapter. It has such an interesting premise, story line and so many intriguing characters that worked together to form such an entertaining read. I could not, for the life of me, figure out where this book was going and the ending was such a surprise. There’s honestly nothing about this book that I didn’t love.

I highly recommend this one if you’re looking for a different type of thriller!

Also, this book reminds me a little bit of Linwood Barclay’s books—so if you’re a fan of his then you’ll definitely enjoy this one.

Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for not only introducing me to this new author, but also for gifting me this incredible book in exchange for an honest review! I thoroughly enjoyed it.


In New York Times bestselling 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.

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