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February 3, 2016



Diana Jager is clever, strong and successful, a skilled surgeon and fierce campaigner via her blog about sexism. 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’s 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 fairytale romance.

But Peter’s sister Lucy doesn’t believe in fairy-tales, and tasks maverick reporter Jack Parlabane with discovering the dark truth behind the woman the media is calling Black Widow.
Black Widow deals with contemporary gender issues such as sexism on forums, public shaming, revenge porn and trolling. Diana Jager is a successful skilled surgeon. She had kept her own identity a secret doing a Sexism in Surgery blog that was about Sexism in hospitals generally. Diana ended up marrying Peter a shy IT Tech.  But the marriage was not the fairytale that everyone seemed to think. There is no perfect marriage. There is no perfect murder. Six months later after Diana and her husband were married Peter was dead. Peter’s car was found submerged in the river, but divers hadn’t been able to find Peter. Dr Diana Jager was a woman who it was unwise never to turn your back on her. And if you ever did, you should worry.  Did Peter her husband have any secrets himself? And if so what would Diana be capable of doing about it? Jack Parlabane a freelance journalist looks into things a bit more closer to see if everything about this tragedy of Peter’s death is quite what it appears to be on the surface.
This was my first book that I have read by Chris Brookmyre, and enjoyed it tremendously.

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