From Eliza Maxwell, the bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl, comes a gripping novel about the mysteries that haunt us and the twists of fate that can unravel themLiving in the shadow of a decades-old crime that stole his children from him, reclusive Lars Jorgensen is an unlikely savior. But when a stranger walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake, her intentions are brutally clear, and the old man isnt about to let her follow through.Jenna Shaw didnt ask for Larss help, nor does she want it. After he pulls her from the brink, however, Jenna finds her desire to give up challenged by their unlikely friendship. In Jenna, Lars recognizes his last chance for redemption. And in her quest to solve the mysteries of Larss past and bring him closure, Jenna may find the way out of her own darkness.But the truth that waits threatens to shatter it all. When secrets are surrendered and lies are laid bare, Jenna and Lars may find that accepting the past isnt their greatest challenge. Can...
|Title||:||The Widow's Watcher|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||283 pages|
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The Widow's Watcher Reviews
After The Grave Tender, this was my second book by Eliza Maxwell, and I've learnt that you need to be in a certain mood for these. Ms Maxwell definitely knows how to pull you into a tragic story, and she crafts it skillfully with beautiful writing but goodness these stories are sad and heartbreaking, and did i mention, sad....? In spite of all this gloom, I was glued to this and I absolutely adored the friendship between Lars, a cantankerous old man who lost a lot, and Jenna, who has lost everyt ...more
This is one of the most life-affirming books I've ever read.
After reading the first paragraph of Eliza Maxwell 's THE WIDOW 's WATCHER, I wasn't sure at all if I actually wanted to continue due to the subject matter. Too terrifying for me to contemplate.
But Eliza's masterful writing style entranced me and I couldn't just leave Jenna on her own, facing a reality you'd not wish upon your worst enemy.
Raw, brilliant, devastating and remarkably so, full of hope.
This one hit me right in the feels.
This is the third book I’ve read by author Eliza Maxwell, and there is a reason I keep coming back. Yes, her book covers are gorgeous and enticing and make you want to crawl inside and find out the story behind the image. But those covers are only one appetizer before a multi-course meal. The cover of The Widow’s Watcher whets the appetite, and then Maxwell, like all good chefs, sets the stage by feeding the reader morsels of information that hint at the delicious feast to come. (Note to self: h ...more
I'm not even sure how to categorize this book. Part family drama, small part mystery/thriller and a lot sad. I'm also having a hard time rating it because there were parts I really liked but a few key factors that seemed pretty improbable to me. I am pretty sure 3 Stars is the right choice for me.
The story opens with broken hearted Jenna walking out onto a mostly frozen Minnesota lake in an attempt to end her unbearably sad life. Grumpy, equally tragic Lars happens to see her thro ...more
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**
"She had no one at all. There was only him. An old man with a broken heart."
When Jenna loses everything, there is nothing to live for. So she makes up her mind and walks onto the ice of a frozen Minnesota lake. As you've read in the synopsis she is saved by Lars, who has his own demons he is struggling with. An unusual friendship develops between these two broken characters. I loved seeing this grow further into the story, an ...more
I LOVED this book!! It was beautifully written and had me hooked from the moment I started.
At first I thought Jenna was taking a trip with her teenager. Then my heart sank when I realized the truth and that the conversations were actually one sided. I'll admit I cried during this book. There were so many heartbreaking moments. Jenna found Lars when she needed someone the most. Both were struggling with losing loved ones. For nearly thirty years, Lars has not been able to find his two younger ch ...more
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