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The Widow File by @SGRedling {a review}


The Widow File is one of those books that was perfect for when I read it. I loved the story but it had enough issues for me that took place in the short 203 pages which I feel if fixed would have made it a stellar read instead of a good read I am giving it “I LIKED IT” more like a 3.5 star. I have read other books by the authors so my expectations were slanted on those. If you never have read any of her books you will probably fall in love. I would recommend any of her books.

But why 3.5 stars? First off some of the aspects were convoluted and ridiculous and it would have been fine (I watch COVERT AFFAIRS) but the problem is there was not enough back-story to help me apply my complete dispelling of belief. Some characters were a bit unbelievable. The bad guy is rather awesome however his infliction of not feeling anything including cold was not portrayed right so every time it was mentioned (including emotion right) I twitched. But those were only small parts.

I love geeky stories and am a huge spy girl fan, and anything with computer hacking is always a blast. The main gal Dani in The Widow File is absolutely wonderful. You fall in love with her RIGHT at the beginning! Everything that happens on her side is wonderful. The bad guy is fleshed out too. The whole mysterious reason why (spoiler so I won’t mention what) everything is going belly up is so confusing and even though Dani does her magic trash puzzle building it still did not get fleshed out enough.

Like I said 3.5 stars and I would honestly recommend this read to anyone into a good fast weekend thriller read! It was a book suggested by Amazon for me and they were spot on. I just wish there was a wee bit more believability to it.

Dani, a data analyst with an elite security firm, possesses the unnerving ability to read people by the trash they leave behind. Receipts, parking tickets, the detritus of daily life—if you leave it behind, she will figure you out.

Her latest case involves high-tech industrial espionage at a corporation with ties to the military. But when a team of assassins sweeps through the firm, stealing all files and killing her coworkers, Dani narrowly escapes. Whoever ordered the strike thinks Dani has vital information and they put a hit man named Booker on her trail.

Armed with only her wits and a bag of random investigation materials, Dani must figure out who the enemy really is while playing a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the cunning hit man who has an agenda of his own.

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I received The Widow File before it was released from KINDLES FIRST, a really cool program. Four books a month to choose from, for free.

S.G. Redling, a graduate of Georgetown University, has spent fifteen years waking up the good folks of Huntington WV and its environs on the WKEE-FM morning radio show. She recently wound up her headphones for the last time and is focusing on thrillers, mysteries and urban fantasy. When S.G. isn’t writing (don’t tell Christine Witthohn!) she loves to paint, travel and embarrass herself by speaking wretched Italian.

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One Comment

  1. What a cool concept for a story. And do let us know if you crack the code to the Kindle First list.
    Show me some love!

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