Tuesday, July 14, 2015

REVIEW: The Widow by Colette L. Saucier

I received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review. 

Book Blurb: In this thrilling romantic noir suspense, DEA agent David Alvarez invested four years in deep undercover infiltrating the ruthless Sonora Drug Cartel only to have his primary target gunned down by a rival gang. Now his only hope in salvaging the operation and bringing the largest drug trafficker in the world to justice lies with the man’s beautiful, young widow Catherine, whom he cannot bring himself to trust.

Catherine would do anything to break free from the clutches of the cartel, but despite her desperate efforts, she can never escape the mistakes of her past that continue to haunt her.

Even though he cannot deny their mystical, mutual attraction, David must carry out his orders – from both the DEA and the Cartel – catching Catherine in a spider web of duplicity and deceit. How far will David go to bring down the cartel? If he succeeds in winning the widow’s trust, would he be willing to risk her life – or his heart?

My Review: This book is about a woman who married into the cartel that has just become a widow a week earlier. The DEA has been keeping tabs on her for four years hoping that she knows anything about any activities that the Martinez family deal in. Their mole in the inside David, has been in love with her since college and has been assigned to her case for the past four years. Catherine decides to try to escape the cartel after her husband dies but is dragged back into it's fold by David in an effort to get closer to the Martinez family. The DEA decide to bring her into the fold in an effort to get closer to Cesar Martinez who is second in command to his father Ignacio, the leader of the Sonora cartel. Thus begins an adventure to bring down the cartel and maybe just maybe fall in love in the process.

I will admit this is the first time I have read a noir thriller novel. It wasn't bad. The only real complaint I have is that the author made Catherine a woman who was addicted to drugs in college and then a grown woman addicted to her prescription drugs. Plus she's also a alcoholic. Geez, I understand needing a drink to deal with the Martinez family but with every meal and in between all she was drinking was alcohol. This book is a noir thriller with a bunch of steamy deliciousness for the reader's pleasure. I recommend this book to anybody who enjoys a good noir thriller. The book will be released on August 5th, 2015.

Rating: 4½ stars out of 5

1 comment:

  1. Sound really good!! Just waiting until August!
    Thanks for the review!