NetGalley review: The Widow

The Widow - Fiona Barton

I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.


Just reading the blurb to this book had me wanting to read it. It sounded like it would be really good and to me it was. I enjoyed how we got between the past and the present up to finding out the truth to what truly happened to have Jean's husband accused of something horrible. 

You can see the person Jean was when her husband was alive and we get insight into the life they both lived to the Jean who know can live freely without anything holding her back. 

Now I see this book has been compared to some other books and for me I can not compare as I haven't read them yet though I plan to in the future. 

I have to say I wasn't prepared for what Jean's husband Glen was being accused of and then when it all came to light I thought in the back of my head would he do that do his own flesh and blood if he had any? You have to read the book to find out what I mean by that. 

The book stays at a pretty good pace and even though it is not a huge twist or anything, the way the ending came about was a good twist for me. 

I do want to put this out there as it is not mentioned in the blurb there is talk of child abduction and talk of internet porn. Not heavily but it is there. 

I liked this author's writing style and I do plan on reading more by her when she gets more out there. Hopefully they are just as good as this book and have a lot more mystery and thriller added to it.