“The Widow of Weeping Pines” by Amanda McKinney

Genre: Psychological ThrillerThe Wisows of Weeping Pines
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pub. Date: December 2, 2022

The main prognostic is a widowed psychologist who runs an illegal clinic in her home’s basement. When the book’s blub reads, “Two women—one crazy, one ill—and both have secrets they would kill for and Two men—one innocent, one ruthless,” you pretty much know that the novel will be a domestic thriller, which is why I wanted to read the book. As promised, early on in the story, it is apparent that some or all of the characters are mentally unbalanced. The blurb doesn’t mention that they are also unlikeable. Unlikable characters can contribute to an engaging plot. That did not happen here. When I read “The Widow of Weeping Pines,” I wasn’t aware that it is part of the “Mad Women Series.” I wouldn’t have read the book if I had known. In my experience, thriller series novels are sometimes clumsily written, and they can be cheezy, which pretty much sums up my opinion on this novel that began with promise but didn’t follow through.

I received this novel at no cost from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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