Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Widow, made all the difference for me. By presenting the story using multiple narrators, a reader hears multiple points of view and I found my interest maintained momentum even after I expected to learn nothing new. Jean and Glen Taylor are a childless married couple with different obsessions. Thanks to Jean’s narration, we watch her character evolve as truth is concurrently withheld and revealed. Thanks to the narration of a journalist, Kate Waters, we see how the manipulative press becomes a way for Jean to frame her own story. Detective Bob Sparks has become obsessed with solving the case of a missing child, and his narration reveals more insight into behavior and action. Readers who like a creepy crime story with very interesting characters are those most likely to enjoy reading this novel. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Widow from amazon.com.