The Next Widow by C.J. Lyons / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @cjlyonswriter



Jericho and Wright

In the distance Leah heard sirens. She ignored them. Right now, her daughter needed her and Emily was just out of reach, curled up under the bed, her eyes closed, desperately shaking. Leah did the only thing any mother would do. She crawled through the blood to get to her daughter.

Dr Leah Wright returned to her childhood home in rural Pennsylvania with her husband to find peace and quiet, start afresh and raise her six-year-old daughter Emily. But when she gets home one dark winter night, clutching roses in her hand, she finds her daughter huddled under her bed and her husband’s blood all over the floor…

When Detective Luka Jericho is called to investigate, he’s shocked to learn that the killer left a witness behind – the victim’s young daughter. The scene is a painful reminder of his fiancé’s unsolved death, and he is desperate to find out what Emily saw that night. He knows that the killer could still be out there, waiting to strike again.

But growing up, Leah learned the hard way that the only person she could rely on was herself. And it’s not until she and Emily are attacked again that she realizes just how close the killer is. Can she trust Luka to keep her daughter safe?




My first book by this author and I was hooked.

It’s very clear she knows her way in the medical world, because of how she describes certain scenes and I like that a lot.

It’s true that the main character Leah does not always make the best decisions, but let’s face it: if she would have, we would have ended up with a very thin book. 🙂 We also may not forget that she was traumatized, afraid and I guess you don’t have all your brain cells in the right place during those times.

I am so happy, because I had figured out who was the culprit. The reason why they did what they did only became clear at the end. There were little pieces that started fitting together but the big revelation was rather shocking and very good indeed.

A great start to a new series. Can’t wait to read part 2. 5 stars

Thank you, C.J. Lyons and Bookouture



About the author 

As a pediatric ER doctor, New York Times and USA Today Bestseller CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.

CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).


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