Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Widow

Obsession. The structure Fiona Barton chose for her debut novel titled, 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

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