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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The Widow's Watcher Reviews
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
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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
I LOVED this book!! It was beautifully written and had me hooked from the moment I started.
At first I thought Jenna was taking a trip with her teenager. Then my heart sank when I realized the truth and that the conversations were actually one sided. I'll admit I cried during this book. There were so many heartbreaking moments. Jenna found Lars when she needed someone the most. Both were struggling with losing loved ones. For nearly thirty years, Lars has not been able to find his two younger ch ...more
This is the third book I’ve read by author Eliza Maxwell, and there is a reason I keep coming back. Yes, her book covers are gorgeous and enticing and make you want to crawl inside and find out the story behind the image. But those covers are only one appetizer before a multi-course meal. The cover of The Widow’s Watcher whets the appetite, and then Maxwell, like all good chefs, sets the stage by feeding the reader morsels of information that hint at the delicious feast to come. (Note to self: h ...more
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For Jenna Shaw, life has become unbearable. She has lost everything, a husband who adored her and her three children in a terrible plane crash. As Jenna walks out onto the ice of a river, knowing that she will end it all, on old man, Lars Jorgensen sees her from his cabin. He knows what she intends to do, he has seen and experienced tragedy, he knows the face of it. Lars pulls her from the edge of her decision and an unlikely f ...more
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From the story's gripping first chapter to its full circle conclusion, I was completely transfixed by the frozen Minnesota setting and the crushing grief that bonds together two seemingly unlikely yet broken individuals. It is through this unusual friendship that Jenna and Lars begin to heal. I was so captivated by their relationship that it was hard to say goodbye by the end. Each character within this cast ...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
First I have to say thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishers for this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
This book starts out with much sadness and continues all the way. It’s a book so worth reading and shedding tears for. It had me from the start and I could not put it down. I read all day yesterday and today only stopping to cook and take a shower. Well sleep too but that is beside the point.
Two lost souls brought together due to so much loss and sadness. Two that would never hav ...more