What would you do if you thought your husband had died, but he didn’t?
Single mother and widow, Jerrica Teal, wanders through her life with a cloud of guilt and grief above her. Her teenage daughter, Cat, is wonderful, and her job at Hal’s Homemade Diner and Desserts is easy enough with regulars like ex-cop Arty Conyers who bring laughter into her life on a daily basis. And her husband’s best friend, Mitchell French, is always there when she needs him. Yet, she still isn’t happy. She misses the life she had with her husband, Harrison. If only he hadn’t died. Or did he?
Join Jerrica Teal as she sifts through the details of her life only to discover a decade of deception that entangles those she loves into a dangerous web of lies. This cozy thriller has a mix of humor and suspense that is sure to get you hooked.
The last sentence shared in the excerpted synopsis above is an accurate description of Stephanie Pitcher Fishman’s first episode of The Widow Teal:
This cozy thriller has a mix of humor and suspense that is sure to get you hooked.
For that reason, I’m anxiously awaiting the next episode of this charmingly drawn conundrum Jerrica Teal finds herself living through. Imagine finding all these previously unknown deceptions by your spouse in this way.
And the characters are well developed: Jerrica, wife and mother to teenage daughter, Cat; Arty, a regular at Hal’s Diner; and Mitch, Jerrica’s husband’s best friend, a rather mysterious fellow.
This is a book you cannot put down; I couldn’t. It’s a great, short read filled with drama and intensity. And characters you feel drawn to follow. The path is not going to be easy for Jerrica, and I can’t wait to see what the author has in store for her and her cast of companions.
The Widow Teal, Episode One by Stephanie Pitcher Fishman
Published: August 31, 2015
Publisher: Rebecca Hills Books
Genre: Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
Edition: Kindle edition, 73 pages
Miscellaneous: Take time to find out more about Stephanie Pitcher Fishman by visiting her web site, looking up her author page on Goodreads, and while you’re on Goodreads check out Stephanie’s first book, Finding Eliza (my review is here).
Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Widow Teal from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Opinions expressed here are mine.