Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Widow

Idgie Says: 

Many twists in the plot and surprising little slips that are given out that show how life really was living with Jean's husband.  The question that keeps you thinking is whether Jean understood how oppressed she was and if she felt threatened by her husband, or if she managed a delusion so strong that even after his death she felt that she had a good marriage.  Reading through you are not sure how much of her own life she truly understood - or if she just refused to understand it.  She rather reminded me of an English Edith Bunker in her actions and words, but perhaps that was an excellent farce on her part.

Really good read, keeps you interested the entire way through. 

The Widow

Berkley Publishing Group
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For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.

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…