“The Widow”


Product Details by Fiona Barton.

“The Widow” takes place in England beginning when Glen Taylor is killed by a bus. His widow, Jean, is now being hounded by the press for an exclusive tell-all story about her (now dead) husband.  Glen was the prime suspect in the disappearance of 2 year-old Bella. We are not certain if Jean feels sympathy or disgust for her husband. We don’t know if he is guilty of the crime. Along with Jean, a detective on the case and a journalist interviewing Jean tell the story from their points of view.  Touted as a “Gone Girl” and “The Girl on the Train” read-a-like, “The Widow” was not as compelling as those titles nor as grisly.  “The Widow” has the reader guessing until the end as to who is truly guilty of the crime against the missing Bella.  I found it somewhat difficult to feel sympathy for Jean and finish the book at all. An okay read.

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