The Next Widow

The Next Widow

A gripping crime thriller with unputdownable suspense

CJ Lyons


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In the distance Leah heard sirens. She ignored them. Right now, her daughter needed her and Emily was just out of reach, curled up under the bed, her eyes closed, desperately shaking. Leah did the only thing any mother would do. She crawled through the blood to get to her daughter.

Dr Leah Wright returned to her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania with her husband to find peace and quiet, start afresh and raise her six-year-old daughter Emily. But when she gets home one dark winter night, clutching roses in her hand, she finds her daughter huddled under her bed and her husband’s blood all over the floor...

When Detective Luka Jericho is called to investigate, he’s shocked to learn that the killer left a witness behind—the victim’s young daughter. The scene is a painful reminder of his fiancée’s unsolved death, and he is desperate to find out what Emily saw that night. He knows that the killer could still be out there, waiting to strike again.

But growing up, Leah learned the hard way that the only person she could rely on was herself. And it’s not until she and Emily are attacked again that she realizes just how close the killer is. Can she trust Luka to keep her daughter safe?

Fans of Karin Slaughter, Kendra Elliot and Tess Gerritsen will devour this fast-paced and chilling new crime series from New York Times bestselling author CJ Lyons. You won’t be able to put this book down.

What readers say about The Next Widow:

I starting reading at bedtime, I was so enthralled in the story, next thing I knew it was 3am as I was turning the last page on my Kindle. The story was compelling, captivating, suspenseful, heart-wrenching, all the good stuff you want in a crime thriller.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, this book grabbed my attention from the first chapter, it was so well written and kept me guessing till the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good thriller, you won’t be disappointed. Can’t wait for the second book, am definitely going to read it.” Goodreads reviewer

“Definitely a great start to new series… Cannot wait for the next one… Kept me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning until the end.” Goodreads reviewer

Wow! I had no idea that I was going to love this book as much as I have. I have been completely unable to put this one down… There is absolutely no predicting where the author is taking the story which has made this a gripping and exciting read.” Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars

“This book has more twists and turns than a mountain road but eventually the truth comes out in an exciting climax… One of the best mysteries of the season.” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Such a page-turner and gripping and so gritty, I loved how the story progressed with all its twists turns and mysteries. Definitely recommend…