The Widow by Fiona Barton | Book Review

When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen…
But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.
There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.
Now there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage.


This book annoyed the Hell out of me in many ways but here are some, Jean was the victim but not really, Glen was clearly a psychopath and got what he deserved but he didn’t really died knowing what happened with Jean which sucked and Kate the reporter was truly mean in this one…

Don’t get me completely wrong, the book was good, I’ve finished it in two days but it wasn’t majestic, it was in the end a good thriller but not a brilliant one and I’m still looking for those.

The book starts with Kate going to the widow’s house to pay her for an exclusive interview about her husband after his brutal death, he was hit by a bus.

Jeanie the widow immediatly speaks her mind about it, she wants to take the interview but she’s very cautions about it, she still wants to keep her husband’s secrets.

Glen, her husband was a pedophile that went live on chat rooms under different names to talk with little girls about dirty things. Glen was also a controlling husband who kept Jean in check for years, he was acting like he was better than anyone else and was a toxic person to the core. The couple also had sexual problems, well because he was a effing pedophile… and he couldn’t have kids which was a big problem for his wife because all she want was children.

Bella, a two year old disappeares in front of her house and the madness starts from there. Glen comes home after taking a shift for a coworker in the same day that Bella disappeared and says that everything was okay at the job but if the police asks something, he was home by four. Jean immediatly becomes suspicious because I truly believe that along her unhappy marriage she knew that something was wrong with Glen. In the end you will see that Jeanie isn’t really a victim. A lot of children pornography is discussed throughout the pages of this book, nothing graphic but the book revolves around Glen.

This book is about deranged people who truly are evil and about how some families can hide after a smile. In this book nothing is safe because everyone has something to hide. All in all, not impressed but works as a summer read.




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