Review: The Good Widow

32604384Title: The Good Widow
Authors: Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
290 pages, published June 2017

Note: I received this book from NeGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

Elementary school teacher Jacqueline “Jacks” Morales’s marriage was far from perfect, but even in its ups and downs it was predictable, familiar. Or at least she thought it was…until two police officers showed up at her door with devastating news. Her husband of eight years, the one who should have been on a business trip to Kansas, had suffered a fatal car accident in Hawaii. And he wasn’t alone.For Jacks, laying her husband to rest was hard. But it was even harder to think that his final moments belonged to another woman—one who had left behind her own grieving and bewildered fiancĂ©. Nick, just as blindsided by the affair, wants answers. So he suggests that he and Jacks search for the truth together, retracing the doomed lovers’ last days in paradise.

Now, following the twisting path of that fateful road, Jacks is learning that nothing is ever as it seems. Not her marriage. Not her husband. And most certainly not his death...

WOW. That was my first thought after finishing this fantastic book! I've loved Liz and Lisa's other books, but this one was above and beyond! I read this book over a business trip and it was so hard to put down because I was itching to know what happened next.  When you're about three quarters of the way through the book, you think you have it all figured out--how it's going to end, what's going on. And then, the plot twist smacks you in the face! It's such an unexpected twist and so well written and I loved the element of surprise! It's not too often a plot twist like that is so surprising--I certainly didn't see it coming!
Of course, I loved the Hawaiian setting in the book and it was clear Liz and Lisa knew the area too, to make the book more real. I love Jacks as a character and my heart hurt for her as she moved through the grieving process. I LOVE this new genre for Liz and Lisa and hope they keep writing this style of book! This is my favorite of theirs so far but I recommend all their novels.
Happy Reading!