TSS: The Black Widow Club by Hilary Davidson

August 4, 2013 The Sunday Salon 6

Have you ever discovered an author whose books you devour the moment they are published? Literally want/need to read everything that author has written? Well, that’s how I feel with the extremely talented and fellow ginger-haired Hilary Davidson.

I’ve read and reviewed all three books in Hilary’s Lily Moore series (The Damage Done, The Next One To Fall,  and Evil in all Its Disguises), a series that features a female protagonist who is strong, self-assured and not afraid to take matters into her own hands.  A truly brilliant series, I must add.  So, when I learned that Hilary published an ebook only short story collection, I had to read it.

I just happened to start reading it after I had tried unsuccessfully to pick up and start a number of other titles.  I admit not reading very many short stories. I want a series of characters to become invested in, to follow their paths and their growth.  I thought the best way to remedy this is to read the short stories of an author I truly admire…and boy was I right.

To start, the short stories contained in The Black Widow Club are a bit darker and more devious than the Lily Moore series. Each story focuses on lust, revenge, rage, love, and/or murder, taking readers on a far darker path than anything they’ve read from Davidson before.  I hesitate to summarize any of the short stories for I feel that you must experience them yourself, without any preconceived feelings or opinions. Davidson is an author who I trust and can pretty much assume that anything she writes is absolutely brilliant – and I’m not just saying that because I’m mentioned in her acknowledgements.  Davidson a truly talented member of the crime fiction community, a writers whose work I wholeheartedly recommend.

A long-time fan of Davidson’s writing and chomping at the bit for more? New to Davidson’s writing and not ready to take the leap in starting a new series? Download The Black Widow Club. I guarantee you will not regret it.  My only recommendation is that you read with the lights turned on….

Buy it now:

Thanks to the author, I have three iBookstore downloads of The Black Widow Club available to give away.  Giveaway terms are listed below.   To enter: leave a comment below answering the following question:

What author’s work do you devour the moment it is released?

I’ll email the three winners with the download code on Friday, August 9, so be certain to include your twitter handle or email address in the comment field listed below (don’t worry, these fields are not public.)

Code expires on August 30, 2013 and is redeemable only on the iTunes Store for United States. Requires an iTunes account, subject to prior acceptance of license and usage terms. To open an account you must be above the age of 13 and in United States. The eBook is viewable only on an iOS device with  compatible software. Compatible software and hardware, and  internet access (fees may apply) required. Not for resale. Full terms  apply; see www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/. For more information,  see www.apple.com/support/. This eBook is provided to you by Hilary Davidson

6 Responses to “TSS: The Black Widow Club by Hilary Davidson”

  1. Kristen Knox

    I don’t know that there’s a particular author I read immediately but there are certainly authors I *buy* immediately and then leave on the shelf for a shamefully long amount of time. LOL!

  2. Susan

    Oh a few authors I’d buy immediately to devour like Jhumpa Lahiri, Donna Tartt, Tim Winton, and Kazuo Ishiguro. These are musts. And there’s probably more that I can’t think of at the moment. Cheers. http://www.thecuecard.com/

  3. Anita
    Twitter: anitalovesbooks

    For me the devour ASAP authors are Joshilyn Jackson, Chris,Bohjalian, Elizabeth Berg. Thanks for the chance to win. M

  4. Simon Pert

    Peter Robinson, Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo definitely. But I find I discover new authors I like all the time so the list lengthens… thank you. Si