Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Book Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

Series: Standalone
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Published by: NAL
Publication date: 2/16/2016
ISBN13: 9781101990261
Pages: 336
Format: Hardback
Source: Library


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…

My Thoughts

This book will rope you in and dangle you by a string till you are freaking out and then it will let you down at the end with a big old drop. I liked this book, well at least for most of the book, but was so disappointed in the ending, I thought there would be this huge revelation instead it was what I had already figured out and even that wasn't exciting. I tend not to listen to book comparisons but there was a lot of love going around about this one and it was compared to Gone Girl (which I loved) and Girl on a Train (which I didn't love) so that's why I picked it up and I did enjoy it while I read it but it definitely won't stay with me like Gone Girl did. I'm not even really sure this should be in the psychological thriller category, it was suspenseful in the beginning but that was it really.

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