“Barton carefully unspools this dark, intimate tale of a terrible crime, a stifling marriage, and the lies spouses tell not just to each other, but to themselves in order to make it through.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
After reading several recommendations, when I saw The Widow in the charity shop a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t resist. It’s billed as being like The Girl on the Train, it even says so on the cover and as that was a book I really enjoyed I was looking forward to another fast paced psychological thriller.
It was certainly a page-turner but not like The Girl on the Train particularly, I’m not sure why book sellers do that, but I enjoyed it all the same. It’s fast paced, with changing view points and character perspective for each chapter. You’ll also want to pay attention to the dates as it jumps around the timeline of events quite a bit.
I had a sense of ‘whodunit’ from the start, and while there were a few twists and turns, The Widow didn’t offer any big gasp moment. That isn’t a criticism, it was a lovely read and I was through it in a few nights, turning pages and devouring the story.