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Excerpt from Black Widow Society by Angela Makholwa

Black Widow SocietyAngela Makholwa‘s crime thriller Black Widow Society describes the plight of a secret organisation that has been “eliminating” emotionally and physically abusive husbands to liberate their wives. The organisation has been running successfully under the radar for fifteen years, but now it is under threat of being exposed.

In this excerpt shared by GroundUp, one of the abusive men, China, is taking a back route home when he spots a car idling on the side of the road. When it swerves into the road to block him he assumes he’s being robbed until one of the men addresses him by his name:

He was fantasizing about the beauty of the heir that could spring from Charza’s loins as he leisurely took a left turn into the back route that lead to his home, when he noticed a gold VW Passat idling by the side of the quiet road. Instinctively his guard went up.

He had never really favoured the route because of its seclusion, but had lulled himself into a sense of complacency as this road was a short cut to his house.

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