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The Black Widow

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
During the Boston Marathon on 13th April 2013, two bombs go off, twelve seconds apart near the finishing line. Jack and Catherine find themselves at the center of the carnage. Jack works for the Anti Terrorism Unit (ATU) while Catherine works for an altogether different organization that deals in the supernatural. While the investigation continues, they discover that the B ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published May 14th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Wendy Koedoot
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dit is het tweede boek van Cynthia Fridsma dat ik lees, dit deel speelt zich af in Boston. Tijdens de marathon op 15 april 2013 werd er een bomaanslag gepleegd. Politieman Jack Hunter is daar om de deelnemers aan de marathon aan te moedigen, maar kan meteen jacht maken op de daders. Hij belt de ATU, de Anti Terrorism Unit. Er wordt gefluisterd dat de terroristen samen zouden werken met vampiers..Hij schakelt daarom de hulp in van Nightbird, een organisatie die jacht maakt op vampiers en weerwolv ...more
Ryann Hall
Oct 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

If you can watch shows like CSI NCIS or any other murder investigation shows then this book shouldn't bother you. And if you love vampire books as much as me…
If you do get to a part that’s too gory for you just skip over it because the story is worth the read.
I’m sure you already read what the book was about but the book description does not do this book justice. You probably read the black widow was behind the brothers setting off the bombs at the Boston marathon. The black widows next
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
During the New York Marathon on 13th April 2013, two bombs were detonated a mere 12 seconds apart near the finishing line, followed by related shootings. The explosions killed 3 civilians and injured a further 264 others. This is the setting for Cynthia Fridsma’s second novel The Black Widow.

This was a very atmospheric novel, which was probably helped by being set during a real event. The descriptions were vivid, detailed and being written in the first person definitely helped pack an emotional
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We begin the story at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, where two of our heroes stand at the finishing line.
Little do they know of the horror that will strike just as the runners begin to cross the line.

As the regular human law enforcement agencies get to work, Sybil and her team at Nightbird intervene when one of their own is killed by a new foe; the Black Widow!
How is she linked with the attack? Will the bombers be brought to justice? And what are the Black Widow's true motives? You'll h
S.K. Gregory
May 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bomb goes off at the Boston Marathon and Jack and Catherine find themselves at the centre of the carnage. Jack works for the ATU while Catherine works for an altogether different organisation that deals in the supernatural. They must find out who planted the bombs and if a murder has anything to do with it.
When I started reading, I thought the book was a thriller/spy novel and it is but with a supernatural spin too. The characters are interesting and work well together. I like how the story p
May 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cynthia Fridsma has put a wonderful paranormal spin in this novel. It deals with the world of terrorism & vampires. What a combination. Her writing style is smooth & she has a knack of keeping you interested in getting to the next chapter. It is a crime/ thriller with a hint of paranormal. Not everyone can do this but Cynthia Fridsma can & does. I highly recommend this book. Thank you, Cynthia for the opportunity to read an ARC for review.
Brett Wallach
May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Fridma brilliantly weaves the paranormal and "normal", and fact, fiction, and fantasy in this suspenseful novel of vampires and domestic terrorism...and how many books can say that? The novel takes the Boston marathon bombings as a starting point, and races towards and unforeseen finish line. ...more
Craig Gillan
Struggled a bit with this book as I thought if was crime/thriller type of story but it involved vampires and stuff, probably great book if that's your thing ...more
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As far back as she can remember, Cynthia has been listening to exciting stories told by her mother. She grew up reading books from Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, and Philip K. Dick, among others.

It was Cynthia’s mother who inspired her to start telling—and writing—her own stories.

Ms. Fridsma’s writing career started after a handicap in 2014—she has a tremor in her right hand, numbness in the fi

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