The Widow

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New American Library, 2016 - Family secrets - 324 pages
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A twisted psychological thriller you'll have trouble putting down."--People

"If you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, you might want to pick up The Widow by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful."--Stephen King

Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.

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 her husband is dead, and 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...

An NPR Best Book of the Year
One of The Wall Street Journal's 5 "Killer Books" of the Year
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Includes a Readers Guide and an excerpt of Fiona Barton's The Child.

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User Review  - LyndaInOregon - LibraryThing

Barton’s intricately plotted debut novel leads the reader down a labyrinthine path through the disappearance of a two-year-old girl, the setback-cursed investigation, and the death of the prime ... Read full review

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User Review  - techeditor - LibraryThing

THE WIDOW is good, not great. We know right away that a woman is being hounded by the press because her husband, who has done something bad that everyone is interested in, has died suddenly. So the ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Fiona Barton, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child, trains and works with journalists all over the world. Previously, she was a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at the Mail on Sunday, where she won Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards.

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