Black Widow

by Christopher Brookmyre

Part of the Jack Parlabane Series

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

Black Widow Synopsis

*Winner of the 2016 Crime Novel of the Year at Bloody Scotland*. Did she do it? Did he deserve it? Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He's kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past: the second chance she's been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairytale romance. But Peter's sister Lucy doesn't believe in fairytales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow...

Black Widow Press Reviews

'Black Widow is a stand-out thriller, reminiscent of the best of Nordic Noir but with its own vivid landscape' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer

'Brookmyre opens with a dramatic court scene, followed by a series of clever twists that challenge the reader to work out who is the victim of an extremely sophisticated crime' Sunday Times

'Exceptionally good - a knotty mystery that's not just richly, provocatively political but one of the most perceptive excavations of a dysfunctional marriage I can remember reading... Brookmyre plays a cunning, careful game' Guardian

'I didn't know what was going to happen next in this epic thriller. I urge you to read it, too' Sun

'The story's characters are compelling and the mystery is evoked with scalpel-like precision' Daily Mail

'This is mystery plotting at its highest level, all the disparate strands forming into a web and then into a knot that tightens around victim, detective and reader' Spectator

'It's only as you're racing through the final tense pages, full of betrayal, revenge and shocking revelations, that you realise the brilliance behind the construction of this utterly compulsive, whipsmart thriller' Sunday Mirror

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ISBN: 9780349141329
Publication date: 09/03/2017
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Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781408707159
Publication date: 28/01/2016
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349141329
Publication date: 9th March 2017
Author: Christopher Brookmyre
Publisher:
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 512 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Christopher Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full time novelist with the publication of QUITE UGLY ONE MORNING. Since the publication of A BIG BOY DID IT AND RAN AWAY he and his family decided to move away from Aberdeen and now live near Glasgow. Oh, yes. Author Photo © Tricia Malley Ross Gillespie

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