#BookReview An Ambush of Widows by Jeff Abbott @JeffAbbott @GrandCentralPub #JeffAbbott #AnAmbushofWidows Title: An Ambush of Widows

Author: Jeff Abbott

Published by: Grand Central Publishing on Jul. 6, 2021

Genres: Mystery/Thriller

Pages: 340

Format: Hardcover

Source: Grand Central Publishing

Book Rating: 8/10

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.


Sinister, tight, and engrossing!

An Ambush of Widows transports you into the life of researcher Kristin North as her world suddenly gets turned upside down when she receives an anonymous phone call informing her that her IT security specialist husband has just been one of two men murdered in Texas, even though he is supposed to be on a business trip in New York, and she heads straight to Austin to find out exactly what and who her husband has gotten himself tangled up with.

The writing is sharp and intense. The characters are troubled, multilayered, and mysterious. And the plot intertwines and unravels quickly into a tortuous, suspenseful tale of lies, secrets, deception, power, corruption, suspicious personalities, nefarious motivations, violence, and murder.

Overall, An Ambush of Widows is an intricate, clever, dramatic page-turner by Abbott that kept me guessing from the very first page and, ultimately, left me surprised, satisfied, and highly entertained.


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Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.


About Jeff Abbott

Jeff Abbott is the New York Times bestselling author of nineteen novels. He is the winner of an International Thriller Writers Award (for the Sam Capra thriller The Last Minute) and is a three-time nominee for the Edgar Award. A former President of Mystery Writers of America, he lives in Austin with his family.

Photo by Leslie Abbott Photography.

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