For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.
When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen…
But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.
There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.
Now there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage.
The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…
“If you liked 'Gone Girl' and 'The Girl on the Train', you might want to pick up The Widow by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful.”
“[Jean is] a fascinating puzzle…Barton knows how to ramp up tension."
The New York Times Book Review
“[Barton] delivers the goods...Richly character-driven in a way that is both satisfying and engrossing.”
The Washington Post
“Both a taut reconstruction of a crime and a ruthless examination of marriage…A smartly crafted, compulsively readable tale about the lies people tell each other, and themselves, when the truth is the last thing they really want to know.”
"I can't tell much about the book for fear of spoilers, I'll merely say that it is the type in which 'pages turn over by themselves'. The book flows at a rapid pace, and I found it hard to put it down. Very highly recommended."