Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Release Day Review and Giveaway: The Widow by Fiona Barton
I'm lucky enough to be able to participate in the blog tour for The Widow, a new psychological thriller by Fiona Barton. I'm also hosting a giveaway, sponsored by the publisher, for one reader to win their very own copy of this book!
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. This did not effect my opinion of the book or my review.
The Widow is being billed as the next The Girl on the Train , and for good reason. It too features a female narrator who may not know the whole truth, or may be choosing not to tell all that she knows.
The narrator in this case is Jean Taylor, whose husband, Glen, may have committed a terrible crime years ago. The prime suspect, Glen has recently died, leaving Jean weighing the decision that it may finally be time to tell her side of the story.
While Jean is the primary narrator, readers also hear from a detective and a journalist, who remain deeply involved in a case that continues to haunt them. These alternating perspectives amp up the tension, as readers put together bits and pieces of the puzzle right along with the characters.
This is one of those books that is so good, it flies right by. I looked down at my Kindle to suddenly realize I was over three quarters of the way through. This is a book that grabs you and refuses to let go. You have to keep reading, because you have to know what happens. You have to find out what the crime was, who was responsible, and what Jean knew then and knows now.
I am a huge fan of psychological thrillers, and The Widow is a welcome addition to the genre. This is a book I would highly recommend, especially to those who loved Before I Go to Sleep and The Girl on the Train.
If you would like to win a copy of this book, please enter the giveaway below! This is open only to US residents, the winner needs to be over 18 or enter with a parent or legal guardian's permission, and must provide their mailing address if they win.
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