Post Script: The Widow – Fiona Barton

The Widow

The Widow

Fiona Barton

Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593076217




‘The ultimate psychological thriller’ Lisa Gardner


We’ve all seen him: the man – the monster – staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime.


But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs – the wife who stands by him?


Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming.


Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil.


But now Glen is dead and she’s alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms.


Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows.



My View:

Hmmmm….this book had me intrigued and asking on every page “did he take baby Bella?” I had to wait a long time for the answer, perhaps a little too long. However the psychological unravelling of the relationship between the accused and his wife, between the journalist and her prey – his wife, and the accused’s justifications for his abhorrent behaviours was addictive.


A great debut, an author to watch out for.


5 thoughts on “Post Script: The Widow – Fiona Barton

  1. I keep hearing good things about this one, Carol. You’re now the third person whom I trust who’s recommended it. I may have to move this one from my radar to the wishlist.

  2. Pingback: The Widow // by Fiona Barton | The Aroma of Books

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