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Win copies of Black Widows by Cate Quinn!

We’re offering reading groups the opportunity read and review Black Widows by Cate Quinn. Apply by 16th September for a chance to win a set of 10 books for 3 reading groups!

The only thing the three women had in common was their husband.
And, as of this morning, that they’re each accused of his murder.

Rachel, the chief wife, obedient and doting to a fault.
Tina, the other wife, who is everything Rachel isn’t.
And Emily, the youngest wife, who knows little else.

When their husband is found dead under the desert sun, the questions pile up. But none of the widows know who would want to kill a good man like Blake.

Or, at least, that’s what they’ll tell the police…

‘Completely compelling and vividly told’ JANE CASEY
‘I could NOT put it down!!!’ MARIAN KEYES
‘An exquisite murder mystery’ CHRISTINA DALCHER
‘Utterly compelling’ ELLY GRIFFITHS
‘Claustrophobic, intense and absolutely gripping’ EVA DOLAN
‘Great hook and a tremendous read’ HARRIET TYCE
‘Intense, gripping, superb’ WILL DEAN
‘Absolutely thrilling… highly recommended’ ALEX MICHAELIDES
‘A sly, contemporary crime masterpiece. I loved it’ ADRIAN MCKINTY
‘An amazing achievement’ WOMAN&HOME
‘An atmospheric and addictive thriller’ THE SUN
‘A gripping read’ BELLA
‘A compelling read with a very dark heart’ OBSERVER


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