The Widow - Fiona Barton
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & More


I’m not going to lie. I had a hard time reading this book.  And, no, not because it was a bad book. But because it is a book that will have parents hugging their children extra hard, and questioning everything.


I really enjoyed the way the story is told, and the characters.  You felt like you were in the heads, and could feel what they felt.  There are also multiple perspectives in different time lines.  It puts you in pivotal moments and some that you would rather escape.


Jean is a very complex character.  You know she’s hiding something, but you don’t know what.  And I hated the way her husband belittled her.  He treated her like a child.
Like I said before, this book isn’t for the faint of heart.  It had me up at night after reading, and hoping I would never go through what some of these characters have gone through. It’s amazing how much a story can take over your thoughts, and make you feel a million different emotions at once.