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The Widowmaker

By: Hannah Morrissey

ISBN: 978-1250795977

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Publication Date:12/06/2022

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: TBR (ARC)

A wealthy family shrouded in scandal; a detective tasked with solving an impossible cold case; and a woman with a dark past collide in Hannah Morrissey's stunning new Black Harbor mystery, The Widowmaker.

Ever since business mogul Clive Reynolds disappeared twenty years ago, the name "Reynolds" has become synonymous with "murder" and "mystery." And now, lured by a cryptic note, down-on-her-luck photographer Morgan Mori returns home to Black Harbor and into the web of their family secrets and double lives. The same night she photographs the Reynolds holiday get-together, Morgan becomes witness to a homicide of a cop that triggers the discovery of a long-buried clue.

This could finally be the thing to crack open the chilling cold case, and Investigator Ryan Hudson has a chance to prove himself as lead detective. If only he could stop letting his need to solve his partner's recent murder distract him. But as Morgan exposes her own dark demons, could her sordid history be the key to unlocking more than one mystery?

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“The Widowmaker confirms Hannah Morrisey’s status as one of the brightest new voices in crime fiction. An unflinching look at two damaged people trying to do right in a world full of wrong, told in scalpel-sharp prose with a poet’s eye for detail.”

―Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The House Across the Lake

“The Widowmaker is absolutely enthralling. It’s moody and dark, with characters that are heartbreakingly real. Hannah Morrissey has become a must-read author for me.”

– Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

"Welcome back to Black Harbor, where the snow looks like ash and the people are darker than ever. Morrissey’s latest is an electrifying and unnerving exploration of privilege, justice, and the strength it takes to tackle a city’s grit and glitter in one fell swoop.”

―Tessa Wegert, author of Dead Wind

"An instantly compelling main character and unforgettable cast. A propulsive look at family and secrets and desire . . . gorgeously written."

- Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

About the Author

Hannah Morrissey is a three-decade survivor of Wisconsin winters. Her education began at a two-room schoolhouse and concluded at the University of Wisconsin - Madison where she earned her BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing.

Between roles of bookseller and copywriter, she spent three and a half years transcribing police reports and contemplating her debut novel, Hello, Transcriber. She lives with her husband who is a police lieutenant, two pugs who sleep beside her while she writes, and a TBR pile that never seems to get any smaller.

When not writing, Hannah enjoys reading, rollerblading, kickboxing, traveling, and photography. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook. WEBSITE