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  • Judith D Collins

Young Rich Widows


By: Kimberly Belle, Layne Fargo, Cate Holahan, Vanessa Lillie

Narrated by: Dina Pearlman, Karissa Vacker, Helen Laser, Ariel Blake

ASIN: B09QRMRF1C

Publisher: Audible Originals

Publication Date: 04/14/2022

Format: Audio

My Rating: 5 Stars


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When the four partners of a prominent law firm are killed in a mysterious plane crash, their widows must come together to uncover the truth in this explosive, edge-of-your-seat novel.


It’s 1985 in Providence, Rhode Island, and the four partners of a prominent, mafia-affiliated law firm have been killed in a private jet that went down outside New York City. Four very different women have just lost the loves of their lives: Justine, a former fashion model adjusting to suburban life; Camille, a beautiful, young second wife some suspect is a gold digger; Krystle, committed to leaving the firm to her sons after her husband worked his whole life to support them all; and Meredith, a stripper at the local club who was in a secret relationship with the firm’s sole female partner. While the crash is initially ruled a tragic accident, something’s not adding up: The team wasn’t supposed to be in New York that day, and it’s soon revealed that there was a very large sum of cash that burned up with the plane. The women find themselves thrown together in search of the truth, with new danger and threats unfolding at every turn.


Could a dissatisfied client be seeking revenge? Or were the partners involved in something bigger—something dangerous and deadly? What other secrets were the partners keeping, and how far might people go to ensure they stay hidden? The widows must find the answers in order to protect their inheritance, their families, and their lives.


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My Review


Highly Entertaining!


If you are looking for a top-notch scandalous audiobook written by some of the top thriller authors (dream team)) with engaging narrators and four killer brilliant laugh-out-loud recently widowed—look no further!


YOUNG RICH WIDOWS earns a 5-star and I would love to see a sequel in the future! Think: “First Wives Club.”


Set in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 80s, there are four partners of a prominent law firm. They have been killed on a private jet plane crash. Was it intentional or an accident?


After further investigation and sleuthing, it appears they were associated with the mafia. Now the widows must band together which is difficult since they do not like one another.


The team wasn’t supposed to be in NY, and a large sum of cash burned up with the plane. Why were the four partners on the same plane? Were they part of the mafia, or were they in the middle of investigating them?


Now it is up to the four widows to find out what happened and, at the same time, keep themselves out of harm's way.


What really happened, and is there any evidence? Are they next? Is someone out for revenge? What about hidden messages?


Plus, there are secrets between these partners and the wives soon discover.


  • Justine: a former fashion model adjusting to suburban life.

  • Camille: a beautiful, young second wife some suspect is a gold digger.

  • Krystle: committed to leaving the firm to her sons after her husband worked his whole life to support them.

  • Meredith: (funny) a stripper at the local club who was in a secret relationship with the firm’s sole female partner.


Tragedy brought these four unlikely women together. These women do not get along, but before they are done, they must band together to keep safe and bring down the bad guys. These women are intelligent, tough, witty, and tenacious!


The widows must find the answers in order to protect their inheritance, their families, and their lives


Meet Authors: Kimberly Belle, Layne Fargo, Cate Holahan, and Vanessa Lillie. If you have not read their books, here is a chance to sample their work.


Each story fit seamlessly, glued to my iPhone until the satisfying conclusion.


The narrators: Dina Pearlman, Karissa Vacker, Helen Laser, and Ariel Blake delivered an outstanding performance!


Wild, crazy, and full of humor! What is not to like? It sounds as though this was a collaborative effort during the pandemic. So thank you, ladies, for providing some great entertainment! I loved meeting the widows, each with their unique personalities.


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My Rating: 5 Stars

Pub Date: April 14, 2022

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About the Authors


KIMBERLY BELLE


Photo Sara Hanna Photography


Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of eight novels, including The Personal Assistant, The Marriage Lie, a Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist for Best Mystery & Thriller, and the co-authored #1 Audible Original, Young Rich Widows. Her books have been published in dozens of languages and optioned for film and television. Keep up with Kimberly on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KimberlyBelleBooks), Twitter (@KimberlySBelle), Instagram (@KimberlySBelle) or via her website at www.kimberlybellebooks.com







LYNN FARGO


Photo Credit: Katharine Hannah


Layne Fargo writes killer books for feminist killjoys. She's the author of the thriller novels TEMPER and THEY NEVER LEARN (currently in development as a television show), and coauthor of the bestselling Audible Original YOUNG RICH WIDOWS. She also co-created, co-hosts, and produces the podcast UNLIKEABLE FEMALE CHARACTERS on Lit Hub Radio. Layne lives in Chicago with a rescue pit bull and cat who are best friends, and the only man she never wants to murder (well, almost never). When she's not plotting twisted stories, she enjoys long walks in the local cemetery, binging trashy TV shows, and spending all her money at indie bookstores.






CATE HOLAHAN



Catherine "Cate" Holahan is the USA Today bestselling author of The Widower's Wife (August 2016), Lies She Told (Sept. 2017), Dark Turns (November 2015), and One Little Secret (July 9, 2019). An award-winning journalist and former television producer, her articles have appeared in BusinessWeek, The Boston Globe, The Record newspaper, and on many web sites. She is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in New Jersey with her husband, two young daughters, and sometimes-good dog.







VANESSA LILLIE


Vanessa Lillie is the Amazon Bestselling author of Little Voices, which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and Best Debuts 2019 by Bolo Books. She's a Board Member of Sisters in Crime and regular contributor to The Providence Journal. Her second thriller, For the Best, was a POPSUGAR Best-of and domestic thriller bestseller. Her coauthored Audible Original, Young Rich Widows, will be released Spring 2022. She's originally from Miami (Mi-am-MUH), Oklahoma and is a member of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation. She now lives in Providence, Rhode Island with her husband and sloth-obsessed son. Smitten with the smallest state, she enjoys organizing book events and literary happenings in the city's robust creative community. Come hang out with her on Instagram @vanessalillie










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