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Fatal Impulse

(Widow's Web #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  117 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Andi is married to a handsome, charismatic man. He’s a successful pillar of the community. She is a beautiful young wife devoted to him. From the outside, their life appears perfect.

But on the inside, she is constantly on edge, trying to keep him happy so she won’t suffer scathing words that hurt just as much as the occasional sharp blow from him.

Then she snaps.

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Paperback, First, 340 pages
Published May 1st 2015 by Three Creeks Press (first published March 28th 2014)
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Another book where I am torn. I liked the book but the ineptitude of the main character got in the way of my complete enjoyment. It was obvious who the bad guy was from the moment they appeared and yet Andi did not have the slightest idea who it was. It really had nothing to do with us knowing something she didn't know, so, you can't use that as an excuse for her inability to see what was obvious. I will read more by this author because I actually liked her style but I can't give this book more ...more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what a book. Impossible to put down. First time for this writer for me but not the last. Suspense all the way.
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
This story poses the question of “What would you do if you were in an abusive relationship?” Abuse comes in all forms, physically and mentally, and the main character suffers from both kinds. Andi comes off as a meek person and is under the shadow of her husband. It takes a rainy day and a flat tire to change her life. But somehow it is not for the better. She steps out of the shadow of her husband only to watch her own shadow in return. The constant feel of mystery is always there. The threat o ...more
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-be-read-again
Suspenseful puzzle mystery

Wow! I just finished reading Fatal Impulse by Lori Robinett, I absolutely enjoyed it! I thoroughly enjoyed the descriptions and detail of the area around town, the scenic drives, and the like. It made me feel like I was right there, I could imagine each scene as if I were the one experiencing it myself.
Andi's husband Chad physically and mentally abused her, all Andi wanted was to be loved and cherished. Some accused her of killing him. After Chad's death she tried to
Dec 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: cozy-mistery
It 's a very attractive and compelling mystery, full of suspense, secrets, tensions, there is an aura of mystery that surrounds the protagonist throughout the novel.
Andi thought she had married the man of her dreams, instead he was a real nightmare. Chad was a successful man and together they formed a wonderful couple. Andi was pretending with all that her marriage was happy but Chad was domineering and arrogant, terrified her and mistreated her constantly, never missed an opportunity to say her
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it

A little slow to start, but don't give up easily, this book picks up quickly and nicely! Once you're in the book, you're in the book! There's no turning back. The chairacters...well... You love and hate. The story plot can be a little more than some can handle and should have a warning in reviews. Sensitive subject matter at some points. Other than that, a good read!

*Received for an honest review*
Julia Damatto
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing, suspenseful and nerve-wracking, "Fatal Impulse" will have you gripping your seat.

With plenty action and suspense, character development, captivating dialogues, an ensemble of secondary characters, excellent writing and gripping tension, this book is going to keep everyone enthralled.

Highly Recommended for any lover of the genre!!

*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest Review*
Barbara L Simmons
Perfect book for a lazy afternoon or sleepless night.

Great characters and smooth dialogue, but enjoyed the imagery most of all. Such an easy read. Can't wait to read the next one.
May 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017
I really enjoyed this book but the main character drove me crazy. I really wanted to slap her.
Andi was in what appeared to be the perfect marriage to a successful man. It was all a lie. He was successful but she suspected he was cheating on her and he was a controlling, abusive jerk. One night they had a flat tire and he was his usual hateful self but Andi couldn't take it any more. One good swing of the flashlight and a conveniently placed cliff, and her problems were solved. Or so it appeared
Dec 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-it, have-read
This story is about a woman who after years of abuse from her husband finally strikes back. Chad, Andi's husband is found on a pile of rocks below their home. While the sheriff isn't convinced that she is not guilty of something, the community gathers around the new widow. But then Chad had a secret that Andi didn't know, but it could destroy her. Will Chad get the "final blow" in on Andi? This is a wonderfully written story with characters you can get behind and cheer for or wonder what were th ...more
Louise Pledge
Sep 02, 2017 rated it liked it
There were many good things about this book but many more that weren't! Some things didn't make sense or contradicted each other, for example. Then there was the fact that the struggling widow was either extremely vulnerable and naive or just plain stupid! I kept trying to convince myself that it wasn't the latter but without much success. Overall, I was left with somewhat of a feeling of disgust.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story!!

Could hardly put it down! This is definitely an attention keeper. Lori Robinett is an amazing and creative author. Highly recommend her books!
Joan Barstad
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great idea for a book.

Lori Robinette keeps things hopping right to the end.

I'm looking forward to reading more of her work.
Jill Gooch
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Wow.. This was a great book! I just couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Can't wait to read book number two!
Melissa Mitravich
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I received a copy of this book from the author and Romance Authors That Rock, in exchange for an honest review. The genre of this book is not romance. I’d call it a drama/mystery. The plot had me curious and piqued my interests. The main character Andi is a broken woman because of her husband Chad and the author takes you on a ride revolving around secrets, lies, and scandal. I didn’t care much for Andi’s character, at least not by the time I made it half way into the book. I felt bad for her, b ...more
Feb 24, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 out of 5 stars

"Fatal Impulse" by Lori L. Robinett is the first book in the ‘Widow’s Web’ series and follows an abused wife who has to live with her spur-of-the-moment action that both frees her and yet constrains her life even more. The stress of dealing with an investigation into her husband’s death and dealing with multiple threats to her own safety is almost balanced by finding someone who is the opposite of her former husband, but she may not live long enough to truly appreciate her new
Lilac Reviews
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
I was intrigued by the promise of a series that had its foundation around widows as the main characters. There is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it's in hot water.” So I can see how being in that place in their lives will be a great setting for a story.
I will say that I had a smidgen of trouble reading the opening pages of this novel. Andi’s husband speaks to her so horribly. The next male character you meet is Detective Johnson
Patricia Hullett
Jul 23, 2016 rated it liked it
It was a good book but not as good as it could have been.
The main character seemed a bit off which made the story confusing, in my opinion. To be fair I think the author is a very good writer and I would like to read another book by her. This was a hard one for me to rate as I wanted to rate it higher.
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