I received one new book in my mailbox last week, called The Other Widow by Susan Crawford.
As the faces of three women become tightly entwined, layers of lies and deception begin to peel away, pushing them dangerously to the edge....closer ot each other....to a terrifying truth.
What goodies did you get?
On her twenty-first birthday, Maggie Owen receives an unusual birthday gift: a house. That same day, the house’s owner, her aunt, dies. For three years, Maggie has been fleeing her childhood demons: the deaths of her parents, estrangement from her terminally-ill aunt, and a betrayal by her best friend. But now her career on the road, following natural disasters in temporary insurance claims offices, ends abruptly as Maggie returns home to face her past. But why does the house hold a mysterious spell over her? Why does she have the persistent feeling that her aunt is haunting her? Why did her aunt lie to her about the circumstances of her parents’ deaths? Who is the ghost child that may be hanging around the house? And what’s with the guy next door who seems so hostile toward her? FOLLOWING DISASTERS is tightly woven ghost story that raises questions about legacies and their influence on our choices.
Maggie comes of age thanks to a painful set of circumstances which culminates in the reading of her late aunt's journal which just so happens to contain some surprising entries about her mother's past. Family secrets, illness, betrayal and loss, shift the story in and out of the present time, as Maggie moves into the house that she inherited from her aunt.
All in all it's a complex look at female relationships - sisters, mothers, daughters, friends. It's a book filled with believable characters, who befriend and also betray.
Prices/Formats: $9.99 ebook, $16.00 paperback Genre: Gothic, Horror, Ghosts Pages: 234 Release: October 1, 2016 Publisher: Outpost19 ISBN: 9781944853037 Click to add to your Goodreads list.
About the Author
Following Disasters is Nancy McCabe's first novel. She has also published four books of creative nonfiction, including Meeting Sophie: A Memoir or Adoption; Crossing the Blue Willow Bridge: A Journey to My Daughter's Birthplace in China; and From Little Houses to Little Women: Revisiting a Literary Childhood. She is a regular blogger for Ploughshares and has published work in Newsweek, Writers' Digest, Prairie Schooner, Gulf Coast, Fourth Genre, and other magazines and anthologies. Her work has received a Pushcart and six times made notable lists in Houghton Mifflin Best American anthologies.