Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Widow by Fiona Barton

This is a story of a woman who marries young.  Her husband is a controlling man.  They have a good life together.  For a while...

Berkley Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 16th.

When Jean's husband dies, her life changes.  She's glad to be free of him but also misses his companionship.  He was accused of a crime and now the police are trying to convince her to tell them what she knows about the incident.  She remains silent.  She keeps telling them he wouldn't have hurt a child.  They both love children, they just couldn't have any.  

More than anything, this is psychological study of a woman who's personality has been developed by her husband.  She's lived to please him, lets things go that bother her, and now it's almost like she's been misplaced.

The young girl that is missing is a continual worry.  The mother is constantly in the news trying to get her child back.  Jean thinks another family kidnapped her and took her home to another country with them.  But the cops won't go away.

I wasn't sure where this story was going and I found it a bit sad overall.  Life can be like that.  But some secrets come out whether you want them to or not.

Jean was a victim in her own way but she finally bit back. 

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