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Book Review – Sidney Sheldon’s ‘The Silent Widow’ by Tilly Bagshawe

Just now put down the book Sidney Sheldon’s ‘The Silent Widow’ by Tilly Bagshawe. This is a gripping thriller like any other Sidney Sheldon’s novel. The book is very engaging and I couldn’t put it aside until I turned the last page. The book revolves around a psychologist named Nikki Roberts. People around her start dropping dead including her husband, her patients and others who are close to her. Nikki turns to police but feels let down by the slow pace of their investigation. She then hires a Private Investigator to crack the mystery. When that PI comes close to the truth, the root of all the series of murders and a cold case of a young American girl’s disappearance in Mexico City a decade ago, he ends up dead, too. All in all, it turns out, a drug lord named Luis is behind all these murders.

The novel shows a huge ring of drug cartels, drug lords donating money for addicts for cover-ups, police turning a blind eye to all this racket in return for quick money and addicts who want to come out of their addiction but fall back into the mess deeper failing to come clean. The story shows how one cannot trust people around them nowadays. There is betrayal, there is hurt, there is rage, there is letting go, there is hope and a lot more. I very much liked the pace. As expected, perfect detailing and well-executed characters. The final twist was unexpected but I so liked it. I always loved the way how Mr. Sheldon creates female lead characters. Very strong, very intelligent and very independent. I so much adore him for that.

All in all, this is a must read if you are a lover of thriller, psychological, fiction genre.

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