The Widow - Fiona Barton

The Widow

By Fiona Barton

  • Release Date: 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Size: 1.21 MB
Score: 4
From 267 Ratings

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A loving husband or a heartless killer...she'd know, wouldn't she?

There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with accusing glares and anonymous harassment. Now her husband is dead, and there's no reason to stay quiet. People want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them 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. For the reporter who has secured the exclusive interview, this is the scoop of a lifetime. For the detective who has lived a half-life since he failed to get justice for the victim, it is a chance to get at the truth that has eluded him for so long. For Jean, it's a chance to defend herself, what she knew--and when.
     This is the tale of a missing child, narrated by the wife of the main suspect, the detective leading the hunt, and the journalist covering the case. It's a brilliantly ominous, psychologically acute portrait of a marriage in crisis--perfect for fans of The Silent Wife and The Girl on the Train.


  • Absorbing read!

    By The iPod Touch17
    I loved this book. I couldn't put it down. Ms. Barton is an exceptional writer and her words are engrossing. I have read other reviews and some readers were disappointed because they felt there weren't enough plot twists and the ending was predictable. I don't think they were reading the same book I was. Knowing that there is going to be some final twist at the end of a book is predictable. Having a story played out before me with the who's and why's is the mystery. The narrative switching to and from different perspectives kept the book moving quickly forward at the perfect speed. There was never a moment where I was bored, or felt the need to skip through a paragraph or page. The story was told In a fantastic, almost reserved fashion that kept me wanting more. The Widow touched on a delicate subject in an almost poetic fashion. It wasn't thrown in my face or described in such detail I felt ill. I was given just enough information to envision the entire story on my own. To be brought to the edge of a horrendous world but not thrown into it. I will read everything this amazing lady writes. Thank you
  • Well enjoyed, page turner!

    By Briop12345
    Enjoyed this book. Originally a recommendation and I would pass the recommendation onward.
  • Predictable

    By jmcmean
    I agree with Jebbbyj, the story was predictable from the start and the end was no surprise. The "red herrings" were of no substance and plot twists were dead ends. Had read good reviews on other sites but I was very disappointed.
  • Disappointing

    By Jebbbyj
    A bit boring and predictable. Was waiting for a plot twist or something unexpected and it never came .