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The Widow Kindle Edition
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A husband with secrets. A wife with no limits. A riveting novel of marriage, privilege, and lies by Kaira Rouda, the USA Today bestselling author of The Next Wife.
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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When Martin unexpectedly dies, Jody is handed her husband’s political responsibilities, and she’ll stop at nothing to protect everything they’ve built. If Jody has learned one thing about a DC scandal, it’s to control the story—and at all costs avoid becoming the story.
With a take-no-prisoners leading lady, The Widow kept me riveted. Kaira Rouda is the master of thrillers that expose the secrets, lies, and betrayals of the seemingly perfect upper crust, and The Widow is her strongest one yet.
—Megha Parekh, Editor
About the Author
Kaira Rouda is a multiple award–winning, Amazon Charts and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction that explores what goes on beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her novels of domestic suspense include Somebody’s Home, The Next Wife, The Favorite Daughter, Best Day Ever, and All the Difference. To date, Kaira’s work has been translated into more than ten languages. She lives in Southern California with her family. For more information, visit www.kairarouda.com.
- ASIN : B09MVQFKDN
- Publisher : Thomas & Mercer (Dec 1 2022)
- Language : English
- File size : 6734 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 310 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #14,137 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Jody is the widow of Martin Asher and a longtime Congressman held in high regard .
When he dies suddenly Jody must protect herself at all costs and ensure her feature no matter who she walks over.
Jody is not the nicest of people, some would say she has no empathy or feelings for anyone including her daughter . She does however know how to the play game.
Jody is up against some people that are as nasty if not nastier than herself .
Can anyone win if you can call it that.
The pages turn quickly as the lights stay on.
Kaira Rouda knows how to reel you in and keep you reading and The Widow is no exception.
This book is filled with tales of deceit and greed. None of the main characters are likable. As a reader I wondered how much of the sort of behaviour described in this novel actually takes place in Washington. Given what's been going on within the US congress over the past few years, I am horrified to think that what the author has described in this novel may largely be true.
An engaging but disturbing read.
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Jody Asher most certainly was manipulative and selfish, and a character I loved to hate, but once her husband died … which happened well into the story after some great build up … the whole thing unravelled. As people abandoned her and the obstacles mounted, I kept waiting for her to do something big, or at least go out with a bang, but for me, this didn’t happen, and the final quarter of the book became hard going. By the end, I wondered what the point of it all was, other than the obvious and well-known political shenanigans, that is.
All in all, an entertaining read but not one that left me wowed. I give The Widow 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4 for rating purposes. If you like political dramas, and a detestable main character who’s sassy, witty, and fun in a bad way, then you’ll enjoy this read.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.
The main character, Jody is scheming and devious, which makes for a great story. However, the story seemed to pick-up speed and spent far less time focusing on when Jody could have been spectacular.
As such I got to the end and felt an opportunity had been missed.
Having said that, it's an entertaining read and I recommend it!