THE WIDOW CATCHER
A suspenseful murder mystery set in a coastal town of Australia
RETIRING TO THIS COASTAL TOWN COULD BE FATAL.
Delia Frost loves her job at the bank. She loves her customers, most of whom are elderly. She doesn’t love the idea of quitting her job to travel around Australia in a motor home with her husband who is recovering from a heart attack. And she can’t bring herself to tell him that she doesn’t want to go.
Days before quitting her job, she is invited to a book club meeting, run by a local celebrity. This seems like a beacon of hope, one last chance to do something for herself before she leaves it all behind.
But this isn’t a random invitation.
Delia has been carefully selected by a serial killer to play her part in the murders of elderly widows.
Finding herself caught in a web of blackmail and murder, and not wanting to believe the killer is someone she knows, Delia is now keen to leave her home town as fast as she can. Except the killer doesn’t want to let her go.
REVIEWS AND ACCLAIM:
"The Widow Catcher is a fast-paced, suspenseful murder mystery. Blake excels at crafting well-timed reveals that keep readers engaged and intrigued. This murder mystery feels authentic and original. It's set apart from its contemporaries by the unusual crimes and unlikely but determined heroine." The Booklife Prize
"I really enjoyed this book! I thought I knew where it was going, but was totally wrong. I think it was very fast-paced in some parts, but also a little slow in others. Other than that it was an amazing book." Netgalley
"I will definitely be buying this for our staff fiction section." Librarian
"Thought I knew who the killer was but got it completely wrong. Just couldn't wait to find out who it was." Goodreads
"Delia is a down to earth character... A good read." Netgalley and Goodreads
"This was an enjoyable read with some very interesting characters." Netgalley and Goodreads
"Finally, a mystery about a woman in her fifties without a sordid past, a drinking problem, or psychological baggage." Netgalley
"This book was a joy to read." Netgalley
"A very good mystery with a well-paced storyline and a great cast of interesting characters." LibraryThing
"The plot was well-paced, and the characters were skillfully done. The ending was worth the wait."Netgalley
"It's an easy to read, enjoyable suspenseful mystery with some great characters." Netgalley
"The author has done a great job in keeping the readers interest and also keeping us guessing. I did not expect how this book would end." Netgalley
"A wonderfully written mystery, with an intriguing storyline." Netgalley
"For someone like me who is about her age her character is quite relatable." Netgalley
"A fun enjoyable read with a very likable lead character and a very chatty Gray Bird." Netgalley
"I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy, fast read with likeable characters and a hint of suspense and mystery." Netgalley
"A real turning page book!! There is no better description! The characters are amazing and full of history." Netgalley
"I wanted twists and this book met my expectations." Netgalley
Release date: August 2020
Genre: Murder mystery, Suspense thriller
Format: Print and Ebook
Number of pages: 260 (print) 260 (ebook)
Print ISBN: 978-1-64871-236-4
Ebook ASIN: B08GX642FG