Friday, May 25, 2018

BOOK REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: The Widow's Watcher by Eliza Maxwell (Mystery)


Greetings Friends!

Today, I have a REVIEW of THE WIDOW'S WATCHER by Eliza Maxwell as well as your chance to win a signed copy of this fantastic book!



by
ELIZA MAXWELL
Genre:  Literary Fiction / Gothic
Publisher: Lake Union Press
Date of Publication: March 29, 2018
Number of Pages: 286


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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 isn’t about to let her follow through. Jenna Shaw didn’t ask for Lars’s 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 Lars’s 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 isn’t their greatest challenge. Can they afford the heartbreaking price of forgiveness?


PRAISE FOR THE WIDOW'S WATCHER:

"There was a moment I had to tell myself that this is just a book..." - Goodreads reviewer

"A well-paced story of healing, forgiveness and tragedy, with enough unexpected twists to keep readers guessing.” - Amber Cowie, author of Rapid Falls


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Eliza Maxwell lives in Texas with her ever-patient husband and two kids. She's an artist and writer, an introvert and a British cop drama addict. She loves nothing more than to hear from readers.






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 is so fully developed, complicated, and highly relatable that they jump off the page and into your heart.

These are the kinds of stories I live for! Ones that you can't help but place yourself within only to question your own preconceived responses to quite a lot of gut-wrenching scenarios. But far from being thrown in for shock value, this discomfort enables the author to skillfully and tenderly walk with the reader to coax out very real and intentional feelings. While incredibly heartbreaking at times, the story offers a sense of hope and redemption throughout that leads to a touching and satisfying feeling of closure.

Discovering the truth for Lars about his children provides purpose for Jenna in the wake of her tragic circumstances, while also crafting an immensely thrilling mystery. Many chapters would end on cliffhanging revelations causing the pages to fly by as I desperately hurried to find out the facts. Additionally, without spoiling anything, I was also blown away by the author's ability to create a truly fascinating inner voice for Jenna, which simultaneously showed how very much alive she was and could be despite how numb she had become while also providing some much needed comic relief to what would otherwise be a somber story.

Overall, this is a gem that has a little something for any reader to enjoy and highly recommended! I can't wait to dive into Maxwell's backlist as I anxiously wait for her next book!



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MAY 22-31, 2018
(U.S. Only)

Three Winners!

1ST PRIZE: Signed Copy + $25 Amazon Gift Card
2ND PRIZE: Signed Copy + $10 Amazon Gift Card
3RD PRIZE: Signed Copy



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Many thanks to Lone Star Book Blog Tours, Lake Union Publishing, and especially Eliza Maxwell! It was an absolute pleasure hosting and providing a review.


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Review
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Author Interview
5/26/18
Review
5/26/18
Notable Quotable
5/27/18
Deleted Scene
5/28/18
Review
5/28/18
Excerpt
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Top Five List
5/30/18
Review
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