Fritz Agency
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Grand Central Publishing (July 2021)
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Thriller / suspense fiction


by Abbott, Jeff

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.

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. He is a former President of Mystery Writers of America.

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“Abbott adroitly shifts perspectives to raise the suspense. Lisa Unger fans will be pleased.”

Review: Publishers Weekly

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Foreign licence: Client

“Abbott is one of the preeminent writers of thrillers involving ordinary people caught up in unusual and dangerous situations. He's the equal of Harlen Coben and Linwood Barclay, and lately he's been on a roll AN AMBUSH OF WIDOWS continues that trend, delivering two irresistible lead characters, a shrewd villain, and a story that defies our expectations. Great stuff.” (starred review)

Review: Booklist

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