REVIEW: THE BLACK WIDOW, BY WENDY CORSI STAUB

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What do singles do when they are suffering the pangs of lost love? In the world of online connections, dating sites proliferate, and sometimes the singles find new love…for a while, anyway.

How does Gaby Duran end up joining such a site, and what does she think when she realizes that her ex-husband Ben is also using the same InTune site?

Her mind travels back to times when they were happy and in love, with their beautiful baby Josh…and then the tragedy of his loss. Could any marriage survive?

Meanwhile, an alternate story follows a woman who calls herself Alex Jones, who has conversations in her head with her “husband” Carmen Rodriguez. Her story unfolds in bits and pieces, and we begin to see that she is anything but sane. Where would her craziness take her? Why is she picking up a certain type of male through her InTunes site—Hispanic single men—and spiking their drinks. What does she do with them in her cellar? And what happens to them when she has finished with them?

After several men of this type turn up missing over a period of months, the police, with the help of Gaby and another woman whose friend is missing, begin to uncover the clues leading to a very strange scene in the forest.

Because the alternating narrators added to the intensifying suspense, I could not stop reading. The Black Widow was a page-turner, and while it was not readily apparent how far this woman would go to achieve her goals, I was glued to the pages to see what would happen to the characters I was rooting for. 4.5 stars.

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9 thoughts on “REVIEW: THE BLACK WIDOW, BY WENDY CORSI STAUB

  1. I already own this one and was so keen to read it when I purchased it. And then, well, more books came along. I do still want to read it and good to hear that it is quite absorbing. Thanks for the reminder!

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