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The Widow

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Staff Review: "The Widow" by Fiona Barton


What would you do if you found out the innermost secrets your husband has locked away; that he has a whole other life he's been keeping from you? What if you realize your husband could really be a monster? These are the questions Jean is forced to face after a local girl suddenly vanishes and the police end up on her doorstep. The novel shifts between the past year of her life, to what eventually made her a widow. I would suggest reading this book instead of listening to it, as there are shifting viewpoints and time frames. While this book certainly kept my interest, I didn't feel it lived up to the comparisons of "Girl on the Train" or "Gone Girl". Overall however, it was a good psychological thriller that kept me intrigued about the husband's guilt until the very end.

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction, mystery

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