Saturday, August 26, 2023

The Widow`s Boyfriend by E.V. Seymour - Book Tour & Review

Book Blurb

Verity’s widowed mother has a new boyfriend. But is he really all he seems?

Verity finds out her mother is secretly dating a man she met online. After five long years of widowhood, Eleanor is finally happy — and back to her old self.
But Verity’s suspicions are aroused when she meets the charming, seemingly perfect Roger Scott-Jefferies. Something about him doesn’t ring true.
Verity starts asking questions about her mother’s new man. And she doesn’t like the answers. At the same time, strange things start happening.
A cryptic postcard turns up, which her mother refuses to explain. Then a dead bird is left on the doorstep. Surveillance photos of Eleanor, Verity, and her brother are delivered to the house.
As Verity peels back the layers of her mother’s past, she realizes that Eleanor has been keeping dangerous secrets.
And someone is determined to keep those secrets hidden.

Verity is about to find out that some truths are best left buried.

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My Review
The Widow's Boyfriend is definitely an interesting thriller. It wasn't at all what I was expecting, though. But that's what made it an enjoyable read. 
The story follows Verity, a woman who discovers her widowed mother has a new boyfriend. At her sister-in-law's insistence, Verity decides to meet the man her mother is dating. While she's not exactly keen on him, she figures as long as her mom is happy, that's all that matters. 
But when a few strange events trigger Verity's desire to look into the man, she discovers not only his secrets but her mother's as well. 
What could the pair of them be hiding? You'll have to read it and find out.
I'm not really sure what I can say about this book without giving too much away. There's definitely a lot going on, with both Eleanor's secrets and Roger's secrets. But the two aren't exactly what they seem. The story starts out one way, but then it devolves into something a bit different, although not so different that it ruins anything. In fact, I found it a bit of a roller coaster once things started to fall into place. It's quite a story, I can tell you that. 
I can't say too much more, because I don't want to spoil anything for potential readers, but the plot is engaging, the characters are well-written and likeable (or unlikeable in some cases), and it's easy to get lost in the mystery of what's really going on. 
If you're looking for something a bit different when it comes to psychological thrillers, give The Widow's Boyfriend a go.
4 stars! 

 Author Bio  Born in West Bromwich and with her family roots deep in the Black Country, Eve has spent much of her life 'on the run'; she has probably lived in more houses in various parts of the country than most people eat dinners. Currently settled in Herefordshire with her husband, she often has a houseful of offspring, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, partners and a growing tribe of little ones.

When not writing she can be found playing the piano, enjoying a glass of wine and/or reading, and has a particularly soft spot for historical and spy fiction.

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