Book Review: The Widow


The Widow by Fiona Barton

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.

The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…



I was expecting more of a big reveal or twist, but nope. It all played out just like it was leading up to. NOTHING at all like Gone Girl or Girl on the Train…NOPE NOT AT ALL SIMILAR TO THOSE BOOKS. 

It was too predictable and huge let down of an ending. The only reason I gave it 2 stars was for the alternating POVs.

Warning, there is a crime, no details of what happened, but still hard to handle.

Think there could of been better surprises or twists.  

Highlight for spoilers 

 (((((The husband did it. He planned it for a while. The widow knew, but was in denial and was crazy. Perhaps she was crazy from the beginning and he saw that in her and knew he could make her his cover.

The day he died, Jean pushed him because he was looking at a toddler in a stroller. She pushed him and he fell accidentally and got hit by a bus. It really is evident that she saw the taxi coming and pushed him.

Jean became obsessive about not having kids and feels Bella belongs to her and the detective. 

She thought the interview with Kate would make her look like a victim, not an evil wife who knew and lied for her husband.)))))

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Someone Is Watching by Joy Fielding

As a special investigator for a hotshot Miami law firm, Bailey Carpenter is smart, savvy, and fearless. When she’s assigned to spy on a deadbeat dad in the middle of the night, Bailey thinks nothing of the potential dangers, only that she needs to gather evidence. Then she is blindsided—attacked and nearly killed.

Now the firm grip Bailey once had on her life is shaken. Her nightmares merge into her waking hours and she’s unable to venture beyond her front door without panicking. A veritable prisoner in her own home, Bailey is uncertain whom she can trust. But old habits die hard, and soon Bailey finds a new use for her idle binoculars: casually observing from her window neighboring buildings and other people’s lives. This seemingly harmless diversion becomes a guilty pleasure when Bailey fixates on the handsome guy across the street—until she realizes that he is also watching her. Suddenly she must confront the terrifying possibility that he may be the man who shattered her life.

Though crippled by fear, Bailey knows she can’t ignore her suspicions and risk leaving a predator at large. With the police making no headway in solving her case, she’s determined to overcome her terror and reclaim the power she lost by unmasking her attacker and taking him down herself. But it’s a harrowing battle that threatens to wreck Bailey’s credibility, compromise an investigation, and maybe even claim her sanity.

Oh boy, this one is going to be a nerve-wracking read! The attack scene was hard to get through, but know it’s only the beginning.

 I have a prediction who set this all up and if I’m right…it’s sickening.


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