A fan of Girl on the Train? You'll LOVE this…


The Widow by Fiona Barton (Bantam Press) 

We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime.
But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him?
Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. 
Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil.
But now Glen is dead and she’s alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms.
Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows...

Predicted to be one of the biggest books of 2016, The Widow is 'for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.' But in my humble opinion, I think The Widow is better than both of them put together. 

Not that they weren't good reads I hasten to add. I thought Gone Girl was great - but the ending was flat. And as for The Girl on the Train, whilst it was good, I just didn't get what all the fuss and hype was about… 

The Widow however had me hooked from the first page until the last and I wasn't disappointed.  I read it in one sitting last Saturday as I couldn't get enough. I thought I'd worked the plot out about half way through - how wrong I was. Because just when you think you've worked out what's going on, it's all change again and you absolutely don't see the ending coming.  

A gripping psychological thriller, though unsettling, The Widow is a fantastic debut from Fiona Barton. 

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