Black Widow (audiobook)

A Jack Parlabane Thriller

The Jack Parlabane Thrillers, book 7

14.3 hrs • 12 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 09/12/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 09/12/17 9781538469590
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 09/12/17 9781538469613
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Playaway Playaway: Playaway editions are a pre loaded audio device that is half the size of deck of cards. Simply plugin headphones and listen. 
- 09/12/17 9781538481233
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From Scottish crime master Christopher Brookmyre, Black Widow tells the potent story of a woman who thought she was too late for love, the man who falls for her ambition, and the secret selves that are poised, at any moment, to end everything.

Diana Jager is clever, strong, and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism in medicine. Yet it takes only hours for her life to crumble when her personal details are released on the internet as revenge for her writing. Then she meets Peter. He is kind, generous, and knows nothing about her past—the second chance she’s been waiting for. Within six months, they are married. Within six more, Peter is dead in a road accident, a nightmare end to their fairy-tale romance. But Peter’s sister Lucy doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and tasks rogue reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling the Black Widow.

Still on the mend from a turbulent divorce, Jack’s investigation into matters of the heart takes him to hidden places no one should ever have to go.

Review Quotes

“A consistently gripping read…Full of engaging twists, Brookmyre’s latest thriller featuring unconventional journalist Jack Parlabane is as compelling as it is clever.”

Kirkus Reviews

“A compelling and memorable tale for readers of Tana French and those who enjoy the British TV show Happy Valley.”


“Brookmyre deliberately takes us down a dark and winding road with multiple turnoffs to keep our attention rapt with every increasingly-quick flip of the page…A tense and provocative read.”

Entertainment Weekly

“Exceptionally good—a knotty mystery that’s…one of the most perceptive excavations of a dysfunctional marriage I can remember reading.”

Guardian (UK)

“Hair-raising…[A] devilishly complicated mystery. Don’t even try to guess the outcome.”

New York Times Book Review

“Brookmyre excels at melding the true chills of a psychological thriller with rollicking―if dark―humor. A witty and wild page-turner, Black Widow shines in showcasing this winning combination.”

Boston Globe

The Last Hack is vintage Brookmyre—equal parts adrenaline and empathy, a plot that opens out like a Japanese flower dropped in hot water, and characters so real you want to reach through the page and save them.”

Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author