Widow Falls by Kiersten Modglin
Published: September 21, 2021
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Kiersten Modglin is an Amazon Top 30 bestselling author of psychological thrillers, a member of International Thriller Writers and the Alliance of Independent Authors, a KDP Select All-Star, and a ThrillerFix Best Psychological Thriller Award Recipient. Kiersten grew up in rural Western Kentucky with dreams of someday publishing a book or two. With more than twenty-five books published to date, Kiersten now lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, daughter, and their two Boston Terriers: Cedric and Georgie. She is best known for her unpredictable psychological suspense. Kiersten’s work is currently being translated into multiple languages, and readers across the world refer to her as ‘The Queen of Twists.’ A Netflix addict, Shonda Rhimes superfan, psychology fanatic, and indoor enthusiast, Kiersten enjoys rainy days spent with her nose in a book.
“Something is wrong.”
Sloane recently graduated from college and is trying to figure out what to do next. When she saw a job posting for a white water rafting guide that includes cheap room and board, she figured why not. So she applied and was hired. As she moved into the small room with the other guides, she could tell something was off but couldn’t figure out what until a guest mentioned the legend of Widow Falls. Now Sloane is just trying to stay alive long enough to save herself… only it might be too late.
The twist in this one came on so suddenly, and my jaw dropped—another KMod goldmine. I really enjoyed the characters in this novel, and they were all so different and so detailed. I loved how much they all had in common, despite how incredibly diverse they all were.
I loved the vulnerability in Sloane. Her development arc was so powerful. The representation of growth is brilliantly executed, and I think readers will fall in love with her. I enjoyed Kayla and Claudia, as well. I love how Kiersten writes her characters. They are so fleshed out, and you feel like you want to meet them.
The concept for this novel is original and scary. I thoroughly enjoyed the setting and suspense. The fear is so well played, and the intensity is so well controlled. KMod has us right where she wants us for the majority of the book- then wham! Reveal! And suddenly, the mask comes off, and we are left reeling with the words we’ve just read.
The setting for this novel sounds absolutely divine, minus the lack of air conditioning and the job as a River guide was well performed. I also enjoyed the idea of small towns and their legends.
The descent into madness is so carefully controlled, we don’t realize what’s happening until we gone too far to turn back. With a fast-paced storyline and engaging characters, and secrets so terrifying we have to know more, this book was impossible to put down.