The Widow by Fiona Barton


This darkly thrilling title falls into the genre-of-the-moment: domestic noir. Jean has stood by her husband when he was the chief suspect in the kidnap and murder of a child. But when he dies, the motivation behind her silence and her loyalty are removed. An excellent debut novel; Barton is adept at playing with the reader’s emotions and I enjoyed the way my opinion of certain character’s changed and developed with the plot. The perspective shifts between the various main characters so we are always in a position of restricted insight, and this is clever device to build suspense. I was hooked at wanting to discover the truth behind Jean’s dark secrets.

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We’ve all seen him: the man – the monster – staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime.But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him?Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil.But now Glen is dead and she’s alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms.Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows.


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