Review: The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland

The 3rd Woman is the latest thriller from best-selling author and award-winning journalist Jonathan Freedland. The United States has got itself into so much debt that it has had to yield to a treaty with China, which means that the Chinese army occupy various locations across the States. Madison Webb is a journalist who's sister is found dead at home after a suspected drug overdose. Maddy, a reporter, leaves no stone unturned in finding out what really happened, and quickly discovers that there have been two similar deaths before her sister's. 

In keeping my promise to myself to read more, the latest book on my bedside table is The 3rd Woman by Jonathan Freedland. It's set in a sort of futuristic version of America, one that sees the country riddled with so much debt that it's had to yield to a treaty with China who are their biggest creditors. The Chinese military occupies various locations across the states and politics plays a big part in the story.

Madison Webb is a journalist whose sister Abigail is found dead at her home after a drug overdose. The police don't think there is anything more to it. but Maddy knows something isn't right. After starting her own investigations she discovers that two other women, with similar looks to her sister, have died in similar way, meaning that Abigail is actually the third woman to die at the hands of a serial killer.

The book was a slow starter for me; the first few chapters set the story of America's state of affairs with China and the politics involved are quite complex. If I wasn't reading the book as part of a review, I would probably have put it back on the shelf to come back to later as I like to get sucked into a book within the first or second chapters. 

I stuck with it though, and I'm glad I did as after a few more chapters it does really get going. Maddy takes you on thrilling journey to find out the truth about what happened to her sister - and the two other women - putting herself and others at risk along the way. It's fast-paced and gripping, and will keep you guessing until the end! 

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1 comment

  1. I am not sure whether or not this is for me, but I am glad you stuck with it x


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