Monday, June 10, 2024

The Paris Widow - Thriller Review

Goodreads: The Paris Widow by Kimberly Belle

Rating: Really LIked It (4 Stars)
Source:   Publisher

Description:  When Stella met Adam, she thought she had finally found a nice, normal guy—a welcome change from her previous boyfriend and her precarious jetsetter lifestyle with him. But her secure world comes crashing down when Adam goes missing after an explosion in the city square. Unable to reach him, she panics.

As the French police investigate, it’s revealed that Adam was on their radar as a dealer of rare and stolen antiquities with a long roster of criminal clients. Reeling from this news, Stella is determined not to leave Paris until she has the full story. Was Adam a random victim or the target of the explosion? And why is someone following her through the streets of Paris?

An irresistible, fast-paced read set in some of Europe’s most inviting locales, The Paris Widow explores how sinister secrets of the past stay with us—no matter how far we travel.

Genre: Mystery - Thriller

Why I Picked This Book:  The blurb really caught my attention and I've been wanting to try a book by this author.  

My Impression:  This was a fun fast paced read with a writing style that kept me pulled into the story from the beginning.  Nothing was quite what it seemed and I enjoyed following Stella as she tries to put together the pieces of just who Adam really is - which slowly had me wondering was anyone or anything how it seemed?

The book is a combination of present day in Stella's point of view and flashbacks earlier into their vacation from Adam's perspective.  I really enjoyed Adam's perspective and it helped the feeling of a net closing around Stella and the book goes on.  

I really enjoyed the story, the writing style, and the pacing in this book.  It was a fast paced read with suspense but not so scary it had me wanting to double check the locks or jumping at shadows.  This was my first book by this author but it won't be my last.  

Would I Read More of this Series/Author? Definitely!  I'm really looking forward to reading more from this author.  

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you're looking for a fast paced read with suspense but don't want too much on page violence this is a fantastic choice.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. I've enjoyed this author before and I'd probably like this one too. Great review!

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  2. I've read a couple of this author's earlier books, but haven't picked up another for a while. I look forward to trying this one.

  3. Sounds good, I did read her once before I think and liked it. I like not too much violence on page.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I pre-ordered it from B&N, so hopefully it will arrive soon.

  5. This one is on my wish list and I am so glad you liked it, Katherine!