The Black Widow
By Wendy Corsi Staub
“It’s time to move on.” That is what all of Gabriela Duran’s friends keep telling her. Gaby’s marriage to Ben ended five years ago soon after their only child died of SIDS, but up until now, Gaby hasn’t been able to put her past behind her. However, after what seems like the millionth lecture from her cousin Jaz, Gaby agrees to try out online dating. Logging into InTune is easy enough, and much to Gaby’s surprise, she soon has a couple of date requests. What is even more surprising to Gaby is discovering that Ben is also using InTunes. Of course, Gaby and Ben aren’t the only ones hoping to meet their soul mates on InTunes. Someone else is logging on and making dates with singles that meet very specific criteria. However, when one person doesn’t turn out to be the perfect match for this mystery dater, well, it’s a problem that can easily be taken care of if you have the right tools and temperament.
Staub is at the top of her writing game with The Black Widow. Even veteran suspense readers will find themselves fully engaged by the wonderfully twisted plot as Staub successfully flirts with some of the established tropes of the suspense genre only to later surprise readers by turning these same classic plot devices on their head. The Black Widow is superior, spine-tingling suspense that fans of Mary Higgins Clark’s early novels will eat up with a spoon.
John Charles, ReaderToReader.com