The War Widow (Also entitled Dead Man Switch in Australia and NZ) by Tara Moss is a historical mystery. Billie Walker’s father passes away and she heads back home to Sydney to take over his PI business, the perfect job for a someone as smart and absolutely full of gumption as she is.
This book is full of action. If you have a life beyond books, you’ll have a hard time finding a good time to put it down. I love Billie. She’s feisty — a characteristic much needed in a male dominated work environment. I enjoyed the fact that while this book is post WW2, which is extremely popular at the moment, it’s set in Sydney, Australia, giving it a different feel. To top everything off, the cover is GORGEOUS! Tara Moss is talented and lovely and I’m glad I read this book.
Reasons I like this book:
Tons of action
Engaging plot line
Strong female lead and a great cast of supporting characters
It’s the first in a series so more adventures to come
Book Quote: “Billie was hoping to get these two alive but was feeling rapidly less stuck on the idea.”
Rating: 3.5 stars
Similar books you’ll enjoy: Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister, The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
Thank you PENGUIN GROUP Dutton and NetGalley for an ebook copy of this book. Thoughts are my own.