THE WIDOW

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Fast-paced and well plotted, this story has everything that readers have come to expect from Neggers: flawed, multi-dimensional characters; sexy banter
and emotional truth. Heroine Abigail, in particular, is handled exceptionally well, demonstrating courage and strength usually reserved for heroes.

Seven years ago, Abigail Browning lost her FBI agent husband, Chris, four days into their Maine honeymoon. His murder was never solved. Now a homicide detective, Abigail is determined to bring the killer to justice. The locals aren't pleased by her return or supportive of her investigation, and the only person who stands by her is search-and-rescue expert Owen Garrison, the man who found Chris' body.

As they delve deeper into the past, and the dark secrets that led to murder, they're drawn together, and for the first time in years, Abigail's thoughts turn toward a potentially brighter future. (MIRA, Oct., 320 pp., $21.95)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer