From Eliza Maxwell, the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl, comes a gripping novel about the mysteries that haunt us and the twists of fate that can unravel them Living in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isnt about to let her follow through.Jenna Shaw didnt ask for Larss help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last chance for redemption. And in her quest to solve the mysteries of Larss past and bring him closure, Jenna may find the way out of her own darkness.But the truth that waits threatens to shatter it all. When secrets are surrendered and lies are laid bare, Jenna and Lars may find that accepting the past isnt their greatest challenge. Can they afford the heartbreaking price of forgiveness?...
|Title||:||The Widow's Watcher|
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|Number of Pages||:||283 pages|
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The Widow's Watcher Reviews
Thank you to the author for providing me with a free copy of the book.
Wow! I was not expecting this book to be anywhere near as emotionally intense as it was! Obviously, if you read the synopsis, you can tell it’s going to be a touching story, but talk about a gut punch to the feels coming out of left field. When the story started, it felt like it was heading in a certain direction and I was anticipating a certain storyline. And then all of a sudden things had done a complete 180 and it was a w ...more
Thanks to Lake Union and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review!
A thriller set in Minnesota? I'm in! THE WIDOW'S WATCHER by Eliza Maxwell takes place in my home state (and current state) of Minnesota and I think she did a fantastic job transporting the readers there - a mystery set in the dead of winter is one that sets the tone for the novel.
We come across an unlikely friendship pairing, Jenna and Lars. Lars is a reclusive man that keeps himself isolated after a horri ...more
Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review
I read this story in one setting and found it absorbing. I liked the characters, the plot, the writing style. I thought Jenna’s tragedy was handled more deeply and heartbreakingly in the first part of the book; although theoretically her grief felt devastating, my connection with her character was feeble (which is strange, because I wanted to know her family; the author made them all so real).
There’s no romantic relationship i ...more
This one hit me right in the feels.
⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5
When I first started The Widow's Watcher by Eliza Maxwell I was a little apprehensive because I was really in the mood for a good thriller/mystery, and I wasn't getting a mystery vibe from the beginning of the book. However, as the book went on I got more of the mystery that I had been hoping for and really ended up loving it!
The Widow's Watcher is about a woman named Jenna who has suffered an unbelievable tragedy, and an older man by the name of Lars who hasn't had the best go of thing ...more
I'm sure I have said it before, but I rarely cry when I read books. Once in a while a book comes along that hits me right in the heart. The Widow's Watcher is one of those books. Jenna Shaw has been dealt an incredibly crippling blow. With one phone call, her entire world has ended. But fate puts her in the path of the one person who may be able to help her find her way to the other side of grief.
This book was gut wrenching, sad and emotionally draining. I think I spent the first 40% of the boo ...more
This is one of the most life-affirming books I've ever read.
After reading the first paragraph of Eliza Maxwell 's THE WIDOW 's WATCHER, I wasn't sure at all if I actually wanted to continue due to the subject matter. Too terrifying for me to contemplate.
But Eliza's masterful writing style entranced me and I couldn't just leave Jenna on her own, facing a reality you'd not wish upon your worst enemy.
Raw, brilliant, devastating and remarkably so, full of hope.
I'm not even sure how to categorize this book. Part family drama, small part mystery/thriller and a lot sad. I'm also having a hard time rating it because there were parts I really liked but a few key factors that seemed pretty improbable to me. I am pretty sure 3 Stars is the right choice for me.
The story opens with broken hearted Jenna walking out onto a mostly frozen Minnesota lake in an attempt to end her unbearably sad life. Grumpy, equally tragic Lars happens to see her thro ...more