Monday, February 22, 2016

Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

The Widow
by Fiona Barton

Publisher: NAL
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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…

Kritters Thoughts:  A young girl goes missing, a man is accused and his wife stays by his side - the general gist of the story but really so much more!

Told through multiple points of view, the widow, a reporter, and the lead detective go back in time and tell the story of the kidnapping, the investigation, trial and the aftermath.  

Every time I thought I knew where this book was going, it turned on me!  There were quite the twists and turns, but I liked them.  I couldn't believe each time it took a turn, but each time it worked for me.  

If you have a hard time reading books with kidnapping and a little kid drama, then this one may not be for you, but if you are an avid mystery reader add this one to your pile as it will be different then the rest.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley NAL.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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