The Almost Widow

A Novel

by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

On Sale: 05/09/2023

The Almost Widow

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The Almost Widow

A Novel

by Gail Anderson-Dargatz

On Sale: 05/09/2023


About the Book

National Bestseller

If the man you love went missing, how far would you go to find him? 

Someone is watching Piper, and she thinks she knows who it is: the bushman. But there’s more than one danger lurking in this temperate rainforest. Poachers are taking down old growth trees and jeopardizing plans for a park, a project Piper is passionate about. When she pressures her husband, Ben, a natural resources officer, to identify the culprits, he takes his drone into the wilderness to track them down. And then, just as a snowstorm hits, he goes missing. 

Refusing to believe her husband is gone, Piper begins a desperate search for him, one that continues long after the rescue team has given up. But as she begins to uncover what really happened to Ben, Piper is pursued by a stalker who may have taken her husband’s life and now threatens to take hers.

Critical Praise

The Almost Widow is a fast-paced adventure thriller that takes readers deep into the wilderness with all its dangers: environmental, animal, and human. With unique characters, shocking twists, and an emotional core, Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s latest is impossible to put down.”  
Robyn Harding, international bestselling author of The Party 

“Gail Anderson-Dargatz has created an exceptional story of love and resilience; trauma and pain, set against the captivating backdrop of a small wilderness community at odds over its development. Both haunting and hopeful, this gorgeously written, brilliantly paced thriller will stun you with its exquisite prose and terrify you with its chilling undercurrent of fear and desperation. I was mesmerized and petrified until I turned the last glorious page.”  — Samantha M. Bailey, USA Today and #1 national bestselling author of Watch Out for Her

“A taut, fast-paced and breathtaking story that had me furiously flipping the pages until the very end. The snowy small-town setting provides an incredible backdrop, and you’ll find yourself on tenterhooks to find out what happened there – and why. The Almost Widow is a masterclass in suspense and the perfect binge-read.” 
Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Never Coming Home 

“Remarkably authentic and absolutely chilling. This propulsive and relentless wilderness thriller will have you tuning the pages as fast as you can and will make you grateful to be safe at home. The Almost Widow is an adventure that will haunt you long after the last page.”  
Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Her Perfect Life 

“Anderson-Dargatz perfectly captures the wilderness—from its timeless beauty to its contemporary concerns. The Almost Widow is as twisty as a forest path while crackling with the warmth of a neighborhood bonfire." 
Kelley Armstrong, bestselling author of A Rip Through Time  

"[The Almost Widow] is, most assuredly, a novel of suspense, but it also defies convenient classification as a mere wilderness thriller. It can also qualify as a work of serious literary fiction.” — –Edmonton Journal


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443464482
  • ISBN 10: 1443464481
  • Imprint: HarperAvenue
  • On Sale: 05/09/2023
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:25.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / General

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