The Other Widow

  • by Susan Crawford
  • Narrated by Madeleine Maby
  • 9 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The author of The Pocket Wife explores the dark side of love, marriage, and infidelity in this sizzling novel of psychological suspense.
Everybody's luck runs out. This time it could be theirs....
It isn't safe. That's what Joe tells her when he ends their affair - moments before their car skids off an icy road in a blinding snowstorm and hits a tree. Desperate to keep her life intact - her job, her husband, and her precious daughter, Lily - Dorrie will do everything she can to protect herself, even if it means walking away from the wreckage.
Dorrie has always been a good actress, pretending to be someone else: the dutiful daughter, the satisfied wife, the woman who can handle anything. Now she's going to put on the most challenging performance of her life. But details about the accident leave her feeling uneasy and afraid. Why didn't Joe's airbag work? Why was his car door open before the EMTs arrived? And now suddenly someone is calling her from her dead lover's burner phone....
Joe's death has left his wife in freefall as well. Karen knew Joe was cheating - she found some suspicious emails and followed him that fateful night, witnessing the fatal crash. Trying to cope with grief is devastating enough without the constant fear that has overtaken her - this feeling she can't shake that someone is watching her. And with Joe gone and the kids grown, she's vulnerable...and on her own.
Insurance investigator Maggie Devlin is suspicious of the latest claim that's landed on her desk - a man dying on an icy road shortly after buying a lucrative life insurance policy. Maggie doesn't believe in coincidences. The former cop knows that things - and people - are never what they seem to be.
As the fates of these three women become more tightly entwined, layers of lies and deception begin to peel away, pushing them dangerously to the edge...closer to each other...to a terrifying truth...to a shocking end.

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Should have used 3 narrators

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book had potential BUT there were too many characters involved and I found myself having to write down the names and who they were in order to follow the book. The narrator did a great job and I really liked her voice, however, the three main characters were all female and were all voiced by the same person. I kept having to rewind to figure out which character's chapter she was reading. As far as the book itself, I kept asking myself "Are we going to get to the point anytime soon?" Dragged on too much for me and not enough suspense or mystery really. I could of listened to the first chapter and the last 30 minutes and that would have been all I needed. Feel like the middle was just page filler.Anyways, not the best book I've listened to but also not the worst! Would recommend to other Audible members but it's not a "keep you up all night in suspense can't turn it off" kind of book.


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- Jessica "Say something about yourself!"

Doesn't live up to the hype

What did you like best about The Other Widow? What did you like least?

I didn't care about the characters. There was too much switching between the characters and bringing in back stories that didn't add to the main storyline.


Would you recommend The Other Widow to your friends? Why or why not?

I would not recommend this to anyone.


What didn’t you like about Madeleine Maby’s performance?

The narrator had terrible voices for the male characters. They sounded like robots and spoke very slowly. She would have done better by just reading them in her regular voice.


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- Rhonda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-26-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio