The Widows

The Widows Review

Hours after his funeral, a stranger appears at her door. Marvena Whitcomb, a coal miner’s widow, is unaware that Daniel has died, and begs to speak with him about her missing daughter.

From miles away but worlds apart, Lily and Marvena’s lives collide as they realize that Daniel was not the man that either of them believed him to be—and that his murder is far more complex than either of them could have imagined.

Inspired by the true story of Ohio’s first female sheriff, this is a powerful debut about two women’s search for justice as they take on the corruption at the heart of their community.

Title:The Widows

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  • Linda

    Revenge keeps the pain of the wound seeping blood into the forever.Lily Ross bends wearily as she sets thing right in the Rossville jail. Strapped with a derringer at her ankle, Lily eyes the prisoner...

  • Fran

    "Life often demands doing contradictory things in exchange for survival". Life in the Appalachian mining town of Kinship, Ohio changed in the blink of an eye following a 1924 cave-in resulting from an...

  • DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quote:Mama’s round face is so puckered with outrage that her mouth looks like the top of a drawstring purse.My Review:I am in awe of this author, this is her first novel and it was simply s...

  • Erin

    3.75 stars rounded up to 4 Thanks to Netgalley and St.Martins Press for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. Described as a historical mystery, The Widows is the beginning of a new series call...

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    The year is 1924, and Lilly Ross learns her husband, Kinship's sheriff was killed while transporting a prisoner. However, just after the funeral, a strange woman shows up not knowing that Daniel Ross ...

  • Fictionophile

    A story of two courageous, hard-working, and thoroughly admirable women, this story is set in an Appalachian mining community where a mine called "The Widowmaker" has proven its name on three separate...

  • Libby

    3.5 stars. Our story begins September of 1924 in the fictitious Bronwyn County of Ohio. Jess Montgomery writes in her author’s note that Bronwyn is meant to represent “western Athens, eastern Vint...

  • Heather Blake

    Oh, how I love this book. Two strong women, a gripping mystery, and so beautifully written that I can practically hear the hawk’s cry, taste the sorghum, and feel coal dust on my skin. The Widows ha...

  • Laurie ? The Baking Bookworm

    This Historical Fiction novel sets itself apart from others in this popular genre by focusing on the lives and points of view of two women in a small, coal mining town in Ohio during the 1920's. Coal ...

  • Debby

    Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books for this read in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions contained herein are my own.This was a first time read for me by Jess M...