The Widow’s Watcher by Eliza Maxwell


This was not the book I was expecting going in, the cover, the blurb and the name made me think of it as being a thriller. I did not read any other reviews or even look at the genre list accompanying it on Goodreads. I am not saying it was a bad book or that I was disappointed by it, just that I kept waiting for something spooky or threatening to happen well into the book(It was almost comical). Then I rechecked all of the things I mentioned above and reset my expectations.

This is a story about emotions, secrets and whole lot of strength. We have two main characters, one’s hurt is new and the other has been harbouring it for decades. When one tries to help the other, more things unravel and they help each other cope. This is not your average story, there is no happily ever after, not exactly at least. I almost thought it was a perfect read/listen. Then the ending happened. I not only guessed the course of action, I was annoyed by some of the reactions and ways the story moved. This is an utterly personal reaction I am sure. The emotions of the people was well told, both the words (the author) and the narration (the narrator) are to be commended in the making of this heartfelt story. If you are like me, keep something to wipe your eyes near you because at some point in the story you will be needing it.

I know I am moving faster with my kindle unlimited list than the other readings,my last review being: Charity Girl by Georgette Heyer but I am making headway with a few books and my next few reviews might be only ARCS or library books. Then again I have my sewing projects to get back to, so I cannot be a 100% sure about how my next week will unfold, but I have high hopes for it!

My current KU list looks like this:

A Forever Thing (Three Magic Words Trilogy, #1) 40175492 39890691 40175491 36439328 13356706 40849216 17284593 Her Last Day (Jessie Cole, #1)

The Art of Inheriting Secrets

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