In 1994 when South Africans were finally seeing the light of freedom and independence, three well-respected businesswomen – Talullah Ntuli, Edna Whithead and Nkosazana Dlamini – formed the Black Widow Society, a secret organisation aimed at liberating women trapped in emotionally and physically abusive relationships by assisting in ‘eliminating’ their errant husbands.
For fifteen years the Black Widow Society operated undetected, impeccably run by The Triumvirate with the help of their suave and mysterious hired gun, Mzwakhe Khuzwayo, a slick ex-convict meticulous in his responsibilities.
But as the secret organisation recruits more members, the wheels of this well-oiled machine threaten to fall off. Will Talullah’s controlling streak or Nkosazana’s unfettered material aspirations jeopardise the future of the Black Widow Society? Or perhaps one of the new recruits, unsettled by the reality of the elimination of her former husband, will lose her nerve and expose the workings of the group after all this time?
As the tension mounts, Black Widow Society builds to a chilling and bloody climax that will keep you guessing and riveted until the very last page.
About the author
Angela Makholwa lives and works in Johannesburg. Her debut novel, Red Ink (2007), is a gripping psychological thriller. This was followed by the entertaining escapades and sexual misadventures of modern women in The 30th Candle (2009). Black Widow Society marks a return to a thrilling, crime-ridden world.
PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR ANGELA MAKHOLWA
‘Red Ink has everything that makes a crime thriller smoke: strong sexy characters, jazzy settings … It has suspense, violence, murder … Makholwa has written a crime thriller that is going to keep the lights in Sandton’s suburbs burning way into the night. And elsewhere in the country too, for that matter. Red Ink is one of those novels you can’t put down.’ – Mike Nicol, Sunday Independent
Published by Pan Macmillan SA