The Self-Made Widow
By Fabian Nicieza
Pub Date – 6/21/22 – Happy Pub Day!
This one comes out tomorrow and as I am reading the first few chapters this one grabs you right at the beginning. Also I mean the title makes you curious right lol.
This is set after the Suburban Dicks with the same cast of characters except now there is another murder which appears to be natural causes cause they had a heart condition but they are only 40, cue terror for me in my early 40’s, but it doesn’t seem quite right.
I just love, as a mom, how Andrea, the former FBI profiler now very close to PI, takes her kids with her to investigate matters. Life doesn’t stop when you become a mom and they are very helpful in buttering people up or making them uncomfortable, lol.
I love a good mystery and how some people are so good at covering their tracks. But all it takes is one weak link or a loose thread and everything unravels right when they thought they were about to get away with it.
Btw I love all the people that were blaming Andrea for ruining their lives cause she uncovered the truth. Um sorry you have to actually accept the consequences of your actions. She did not make you do any of those things. Listening to how belligerent people are irl I can totally see people doing this.
Tip of the day from Andrea Stern: Remember to cut out those toxic people out of your life albeit by handcuffs or a heart to heart.
Thank you putnambooks and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
❓ Where would you go if you had to cut and run? (If you were a character in a book)
I’d fly in a charter plane to Paris or Switzerland
🖼️ Agent Ruby Mood Swing Diagram by Lynn Hershman Leeson at SFMOMA
From the cocreator of Deadpool and author of Suburban Dicks comes a diabolically funny murder mystery that features two incredibly likable–and unlikely–sleuths investigating a murder that reveals the dark underbelly of suburban marriage.
After suburban mother of five and former FBI profiler Andie Stern solved a mysterious murder–and unraveled a decades old conspiracy–in her New Jersey town, both her husband and the West Windsor police hope that she will set aside crime-fighting and go back to carpools, changing diapers, and lunches with her group of mom-friends, who she secretly calls The Cellulitists. But Andie can’t help but get involved after the husband of Queen Bee Cellulitist Molly Goode is found dead–and signs point to Molly’s involvement. As Andie begins to dig into the case, she risks more than just the clique’s wrath–and what she discovers might hit shockingly close to home.
Meanwhile, journalist Kenny Lee is enjoying his rehabilitated image after his work with Andie. But he too is drawn back into the thicket of suburban scandals in West Windsor, which in this involve secrets, affairs, and a huge sum of money. Andie and Kenny once again are thrust into a mystery that is in turns terrifying and titillating–and altogether original.