THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
'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
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.
***** ‘The book really got under my skin and had me turning pages at a rate of knots, unable to tear myself away.’
***** ‘An utterly addictive read that I couldn't put down.’
***** ‘Clever twists and turns . . . kept me on my toes until the end.’
Read Fiona Barton's other tantalising thrillers: THE CHILD and THE SUSPECT.
Feted as this year’s The Girl on the Train
The big thriller of the year
The ultimate psychological thriller. Barton carefully unspools this dark, intimate tale of a terrible crime, a stifling marriage, and the lies spouses tell not just to each other, but to themselves in order to make it through. The ending totally blew me away.
The most buzzed about book of 2016
Stunning from start to finish. I devoured it in one sitting. The best book I've read this year. If you liked GONE GIRL, you'll love this. Fiona Barton is a major new talent.
An unsettling, compulsive tale
Dark, compelling and utterly unputdownable. My book of the year so far
A book you’ll drop everything to whip through
A cleverly conceived, interesting novel
A complex, intriguing heroine and a dark, unsettling story makes this a real page-turner.