Title: Widow, The
Authors: Barton, Fiona
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 313
Year: 2016
Language: English
Description: No-one is mourning the death of Glen Taylor, least of all his widow Jean; she considers herself well rid of 'all of his nonsense'. She did her time standing by her man when he was accused of the abduction of a toddler, but now he is out of the picture, she is free to step out from behind his shadow and reveal ... nobody knows just what she will reveal, how much she knows and just what she should have known.

Giving voice to the experience of a spouse in the orbit of an evil-doer, this intriguing psychological thriller with its clever use of multiple narrators is gripping from beginning to end as the real Jean is slowly unveiled. [Larger font]
Categories: Fiction, Community, Contemporary, Psychology, Relationships, Suspense/Thriller, 2019 Titles, Larger font


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By: PALMN 010 2021-08-25 14:24:14
Well-written, heart-wrenching. We particularly enjoyed the relationship between the press and the Police team.

By: PIOPIO 001 2021-04-26 13:48:05
A good book and relatively easy read. Many felt that it didn't live up to its accolades. Extreme characters and the questions generated good discussion. Disturbing subject matter, but for most of the group the reader was an observer rather than being deeply involved in the story.

By: MATAM 004 2019-06-19 12:17:58
Very interesting - good read. Created a lot of discussion.

By: GOVER 003 2019-05-03 12:49:40
Lively discussion. All enjoyed the book.

By: UPHU 007 2019-05-03 12:48:45
Book was read avidly by most. Questions in the notes promoted very lively discussion.

By: KATIK 006 2019-04-15 12:43:21
We thought it was excellent writing - very compelling and un-put-downable! Had a big discussion about all the main participants - they became almost real.

By: AUCK 058 2019-04-15 12:41:03
We were evenly divided on this; half the group disliked the book, the others enjoyed it. All thought it was a quick read, and that alternating the story between viewpoints was a clever tool which worked well.

By: MAST 014 2019-04-15 12:34:37
We all enjoyed this read; it really does bring home that some women just stay in bad relationships - and for what?

By: AUCK 412 2019-03-06 13:33:44
Overall, a good book. A bit too 'jumpy' so sometimes hard to keep up. Most of us enjoyed reading it, but also found it depressing somehow.

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