The Widow is a Suspense Mystery Thriller novel By Amazon Bestselling Author Kaira Rouda. This novel centres on A husband with secrets. A wife with no limits. it is a riveting novel of marriage, privilege, and lies by Kaira Rouda, the USA Today bestselling author of The Next Wife.
The Widow Book Summary
Jody Asher had a plan. Her charismatic husband, Martin, would be a political icon. She, the charming wife, would fuel his success. For fifteen congressional terms, they were the golden couple on the Hill. Life was good. Until he wasn’t.
Martin’s secret affair with a young staffer doesn’t bother Jody personally. But professionally? It’s a legacy killer. Soon a reporter gets word of this scandal in the making, and Martin’s indiscretions threaten to ruin everything Jody has accomplished.
When Martin suddenly dies, it’s a chance to change the narrative—but the reporter won’t let go of his lead. As the balance of power shifts in the Asher house and on the Hill, it’s time for Jody to take control. And there’s nothing the ruthless widow won’t do to secure the future she’s entitled to. Even if she has a secret of her own.
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About Kaira Rouda Author Of The Widow Pdf Book
Kaira Rouda Author Of The Widow Pdf Book is a USA TODAY and Amazon Charts bestselling author of contemporary fiction exploring beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her suspense novels include BEST DAY EVER, THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER, ALL THE DIFFERENCE, THE NEXT WIFE and SOMEBODY’S HOME. Her next novel, THE WIDOW, is out December 1, 2022.
She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @KairaRouda; and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books.
The Widow pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- ASIN : B09MVQFKDN
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (December 1, 2022)
- Publication date : December 1, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 6734 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 310 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1542039215
- Best Sellers Rank: #3 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #1 in Psychological Thrillers (Books)
- Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars 82 ratings
The Widow Book Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A riveting political thriller. Visceral and alluring!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 1, 2022
The “Queen” of psychological suspense thrillers, Kaira Rouda returns following Somebody’s Home with her first book—set in Washington, DC—THE WIDOW, inspired after spending time with her husband in Washington when he was elected to Congress in 2018.
Get ready for this unputdownable political thriller with scandal, glitz, and glamour on Capitol Hill and Kaira’s signature deviously wicked, ruthless characters combined with the dark humor she is known for!
In THE WIDOW, Rouda imagines how this unofficial tradition in American politics where women are either appointed or elected to fill their late husbands’ Congressional seats —can help prove how far a wife will go to hide her husband’s traitorous secrets and protect her family’s legacy.
How this idea can lead to the ultimate perilous power struggle.
THE WIDOW centers around a scheming, ruthless power-driven wife who plots to off her congressman husband after discovering he’s been having an affair with a young staffer.
Meet Jody and Martin Asher. They are the “golden” power couple on the Hill. Martin has served 15 congressional terms, and he and his wife, Jody, enjoy the good life.
Jody loves all the prestige and power of being a Capitol Hill wife, and their daughter is about to be married. This will be a huge event with no expense spared.
Their only daughter, Charlotte, is getting married in what will be a DC society wedding. At the same time, reporters threaten to publish a story that may ruin Martin’s political career.
There is much stress surrounding the wedding costs, and of course, Jody is focused on appearances and how to preserve political power. There is also the family of the groom to worry about.
However, Martin has a secret affair with a young staffer, Sarah. She is an intern, new, gorgeous, and a big flirt. Jody will not have this ruin her perfectly constructed life. She has to keep up appearances.
Jody Asher, whose spot atop the pinnacle of DC power, is compromised when a reporter threatens to expose her congressman husband’s affair. A suspicious heart attack follows as Jody seeks to cling to her husband’s seat.
The book title is an allusion to the “Widow’s Mandate” — a common US political practice in which wives often take up the jobs of their deceased husbands who held public office.
When Martin dies suddenly and unexpectedly, what lengths will Jody go to preserve his legacy?
It is a chance to change the narrative,― but the reporter won’t let go of his lead. As the balance of power shifts in the Asher house and on the Hill, it’s time for Jody to take control. And there’s nothing the ruthless widow won’t do to secure the future she’s entitled to. Even if she has a secret of her own.
What a great book! Rouda is perfect for penning this one with her first-hand experience in Washington. It has all the drama, scandal, politics, greed, deceit, cutthroat, corruption, secrets, lies, and power you expect with her novels.
The author draws you in with her character’s manipulation and power combined with dark wit. Readers will love/hate Jody as she lines up perfectly with Rouda’s characters from previous books with all her backstabbing and trickery.
Kaira creatively opens each chapter with fascinating, helpful tips for new Congressional spouses and staffers, which are so much fun. Smart and timely, this book will pull you in from the first page and keep you turning into the wee hours of the morning.
Visceral and alluring, THE WIDOW is a riveting novel about marriage, privilege, power, and lies in the cutthroat world of international politics. A massive fan of the author and have read all her books. No one can spin a story like Kaira! Highly recommend each of them.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, fast read
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 2, 2022
I was entranced from the beginning and I loved the little tips that started the chapters. I wonder if a book of tips like this really exists, because if not, Kaira Rouda should write one. Jody was an interesting character. She was smart and ambitious but not very likable. I kept thinking she must be exhausted all of the time trying to always work the angles, then would remember she’s a fictional character. Martin was such a disappointment but of course I won’t give spoilers. My feelings about the two of them point out how well-written the characters were because they felt so real to me. The writing really drew me in, it was easy to read and kept me wondering how the story would unfold. If you’re looking for a fun, fast read, with intrigue and great characters, pick up this book! 4.5 stars rounded up to 5.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great intro into D.C. politics…with a lot of back -stabbing and twists and turns!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 2, 2022
The Widow was such a great read, especially knowing that Kaira Rouda was recently a congressional wife and she has some insight. She takes you behind the scenes in great detail and builds the characters in such a way that you think you know them, but you don’t! So many surprises from these D.C. elites new and old. With all happening in U.S. politics right now, felt like they could be anybody we see on the news! She writes so convincingly and somehow has you rooting for the underdog even though they may not be who they seem! Loved!