Blake Nelson had three perfect wives.
Until one of them killed him.
'An exquisite murder mystery' CHRISTINA DALCHER
'Atmospheric and addictive' THE SUN
'I could not put it down... I loved it!' MARIAN KEYES
Blake's dead. His wife killed him.
The question is... which one?
Rachel, Emily and Tina have nothing in common - except that they share a husband and a homestead.
When their beloved Blake is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up. But none of the widows know who would want to kill a good man like their husband.
At least, that's what they'll tell the police...
READERS AND CRITICS LOVE THE WIDOWS:
'Three wives, three motives, three utterly compelling stories' ELLY GRIFFITHS
'Oh, my, can this author write women!' NEW YORK TIMES
'Intense, gripping, superb' WILL DEAN
'A compelling read with a very dark heart' OBSERVER
'A brilliant joyride in the company of three unforgettable women - a hugely enjoyable and original mystery with real heart' JANE CASEY
'A sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it.' ADRIAN MCKINTY
The murder of polygamist Blake Nelson, found mutilated and hanging by his belt near his favorite fishing spot outside Salt Lake City, propels British author Quinn's U.S. debut, an intriguing if overlong mystery. The emotionally damaged Blake was married to three equally damaged women: Rachel, raised in a cult by her infamous father known as the Prophet; Tina, an ex-drug addict and prostitute from Las Vegas; and 19-year-old Emily, a simple-minded girl from a devoutly Catholic family. One sister-wife is suspected of the murder, and another confesses. The police investigation reveals conflict among the sister-wives, but as their backstories unfold, Rachel, Tina, and Emily come to understand and appreciate each other and bond. The reader learns much about fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints culture and religion as the plot labors toward an unexpected answer to whodunit. An uplifting ending may mollify those put off by some graphic sex and disturbing scenes of cult practices involving underage girls. Quinn is a writer to watch.