The Woman By David Bishop

The Woman

By David Bishop

  • Release Date: 2011-10-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 514 Ratings


Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living. Her only close friend is a widowed elderly woman who manages a small consulting company, which, as is later discovered, never has visitors, sends and receives its business correspondence only by courier, and is not listed in any phone directory. No one in town knows what kind of consulting the company does, but the rumor is that whatever they do is done for the government.
Linda doesn’t date local men. When her celibacy grows intolerable, she visits nearby towns to frequent the watering holes of successful men. Her motto: No relationships. No second dates. No use of her real name during one-night stands.
Then one evening, Linda goes for a walk and nothing for her is ever the same. She is dragged into an alley by two men, but saved by a third, a stranger who disappears as suddenly as he appeared. The next day she finds out the two men in the alley had been killed, the town’s first murders ever. The following day she learns that hours before she had been dragged into the alley, her close friend was tortured and killed. The next night, she awakens several hours after going to bed to find a man sitting in her bedroom, watching her.
In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life.


  • Not what i expected

    By xtzabc
    Did not hold my interest
  • The Woman

    By Senior1935
    This compelling page turner will keep you on the edge of your seat and definitely deserves 5 stars from me !!!!!
  • Clunky garbage

    By Bob Hi.
    I don’t have much to say, other than the Author seems to think writing like every page needs confusing and convoluted details about pointless stuff is pertinent. I made it to page 5 before the gaudy descriptive became too overbearing. I almost didn’t continue after the preface because the preface was terrible, but figured I’d give it a shot. Not good.
  • Definitely written by a man

    By Tower847
    Two dimensional characters, vapid relationships, and lots of long winded unnecessary explanations. Gave up 2/3 the way through. Pretty sure one can guess the ending.
  • The Women

    By RBAnnie1
    Finished in a single sitting!
  • Exciting and nerve wracking.

    By Murf811
    This was a really exciting book with many twists and turns. It is between a mystery and intrigue. It is fast moving. With good character development. I really recommend it.
  • The woman

    By IPMPH
    Interesting reading, I am looking forward to reading the next book. The characters are interesting enough to really get into the book.
  • The Woman

    By getlt
    This book was really captivating! Well written!!!!!
  • The woman

    By Trena10
    Wasn’t exactly what I normal read but once I started I just couldn’t put it down
  • “The Woman” by David Bishop

    By J. O'Farrell
    This physiological thriller takes many twists and turns as the plot develops so masterfully. The characters too, will become people that this reader cannot forget. I’ve never completed a book, feeling as if I’d had the wind knocked out of me!! This is a definite must read!! A wonder to ponder, much to think about. Thank you for creating this never-to-forget mystery. -Jan Repath