Review: The Widow by Fiona Barton

widow by fiona


The Blurb

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 review

Its February and I can already see how massive this book is  so my review is not really needed but I am going to add it to the mix anyway.  I can tell you the Hype surrounding this book is very well deserved

So I was a bit dubious going in to this book  as this book has been marketed on goodreads ”for fans of gone girl and the girl on the train” both books in my opinion very good books.

But I didn’t need to worry as this book was gripping, exciting, fast paced  and so dam good. I loved the fact the narrative followed the wife  (Jean Taylor) of the accused man (Glen Taylor) so her thoughts and feelings and the way everyone seems to underestimate her is makes for a very thrilling read.

Now here is the strange thing as much as as I loved the journey Jean taylor took me on I just did not like her. This is strange as I don’t often give a 5 star review if I did not like one of the characters of a book.

This Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

5 of 5 stars

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