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The Widow
The Widow | Fiona Barton
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'The ultimate psychological thriller' Lisa GardnerWe'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 Taylors life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all shed 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 shes alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms.Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows.Du Maurier's REBECCA meets WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and GONE GIRL in this intimate tale of a terrible crime.'My book of the year so far' C. L. Taylor, author of THE LIE
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kricheal
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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I really loved this. The different POVs, the jumps in time, the payoff at the end was a little anticlimactic. The character of the widow is such a tough person to empathize with, but somehow you do because of the emotional abuse she herself was under. #57 #2019

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Jhullie
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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I tossed up between a pick and a so-so for this one. The characters weren‘t particularly likable and the subject matter of a missing child and pornography was hard to read but ultimately it did keep me picking it up at every opportunity and the writing was skillful so a pick won out. It is told through several perspectives and time frames which made it interesting and I will definitely read the next in the series.

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suzie.reads
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Book 1 in the Kate Waters series and although it was a good psychological thriller it wasn't as good as I expected it to be 🤔 Still a pick though!
#TBRRead #WinterGames
+16 points for #TeamElectricSex @LibrarianRyan @Clwojick @StayCurious

#seriesread @TheSpineView

TheSpineView 👍👍👍 1mo
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kricheal
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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OH MY GOSH! Fiona Barton liked my tweet! #swoon

EKonrad Love when authors do this! So cool! 2mo
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kricheal
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlyreading

What do you think of this book?

Andrew65 I loved this, quite a fresh approach. 2mo
suzie.reads I am reading the next supposed to be really good 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good! I think I‘ll try a sample on kindle 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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ScarySandy
Udovica | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

This book what can I say about it without spoilers? Ummm just read it there you go

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Bec_lectic
Widow | Fiona Barton
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Excited this was available at the library today! Hope it‘s as good as all her others ☺️

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bookaholic1
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Wow, the book itself advertises that it's a thriller. Which I didn't think it was at all. The widows husband kidnaps some child, kills her and lies about it, til one day he admits it to his wife.
The book wasn't bad, but a thriller? I didn't think so.

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Alfrazier21
Widow | Fiona Barton
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I‘ve been on vacation and Internet has been spotty to say the least, so I think I‘ve missed a day or so of posting covers! 😖 I‘ll post 2 today just to make sure 😜

#7Days7Covers - Day 5

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Victoria_Clyne
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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I wasn't sure how I was going to go with this book given what the husband was accused of but I quite enjoyed it. I liked that it was told from several characters point of view and that it covered how Jean felt then and now. I listened to this and there was an interesting interview between the author and narrator at the end. Looking forward to reading the next one in the series, the series is about Kate the reporter.

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Joanne1
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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A dark and gloomy tale for a dark and gloomy day. The Widow isn‘t anything earth-shattering but it‘s a very readable, intriguing mystery that had me flip flopping in my head to nearly the end. Told from multiple POV and both forwards and backwards in time making it structurally interesting.

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bookandcat
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Panpan

Finished this for Thursday's book club. This book is NOT like Gone Girl or Girl on a Train - it's more like "the person napping next to the girl on the train". Very boring. You learn all the info you need to know in ch 1-2 and then nothing happens. It wasn't suspenseful/thrilling. Misleading cover. Competent enough writing but a total snoozefest. A Jodi Picoult-esque treatment would work better, but pedophilia doesn't offer nuanced debate. 1 ?

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Miladygrimm
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Because I just can‘t get enough unreliable narrators.

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Lesley1
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

I wouldn‘t call this book a thriller. It was more of a drawn out explanation of how a crime was committed. It wasn‘t necessarily boring but I don‘t think much happened in the book. I thought it was ok. Planning to continue the Kate Waters series, though. The third book was just released this year.

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 9mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 9mo
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nrjohnso
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

The plot twists were mediocre and character development was nonexistent. Just ok...
Overall score 3.0/5.0

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Megnogged
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Starting my pick for my Herbology 🌿 O.W.L. #magicalreadathon2019 #audiobook #audible

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LostInThePages
The Widow | Fiona Barton

“The simple lies are the hardest, funnily enough. The big ones seem to just fall off the tongue.”

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 9mo
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LostInThePages @RaimeyGallant thanks a ton ❤️ 9mo
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LostInThePages @ProfReader thank you so much 😇😇 9mo
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LostInThePages @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thanks a ton ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️🥰 9mo
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BibliOphelia
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

If you‘re really into character-driven suspense and don‘t mind implied child sex abuse, this may be for you. The former was fairly well done, although the MC becomes less sympathetic as the story moves on. The latter just became a bit much for me - nothing graphic at all, just distressing and depressing - and I made it through to the end only as it was my only audio option in a long car trip.

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BibliOphelia
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Belated post of me waiting for my college roomie to show up for our girls‘ weekend. It was a lot of fun, but I think I got more book shopping than book reading done. That‘s okay, right?

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Breanne1
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Panpan

My cat is perfectly expressing my feelings as I read this...I almost didn‘t finish but pushed through. ⭐️

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BibliOphelia
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Help! Just started this on audio and wondering if anyone can tell me if this is going to get graphic and disturbing?? I‘m a bit wrecked and not sure if I can do graphic and disturbing right now. If you‘ve read this, how would you rate the squick factor?

Jeannineth I liked it. It wasn‘t graphic. 11mo
BibliOphelia @Jeannineth Thanks!! I think I‘ll keep going! 11mo
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LiteraryAries
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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My first book for February!

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Busha1984
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐
Really enjoyed this one. My first Fiona Barton book and I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of secrets and lies, time hopping, and a decent ending.

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Callemarie
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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This book wasnt bad. I woulsnt day it's my most favorite thing I've read but it was ok. It picked up at the end for me and even with its grim theme, made me laugh out loud in one part. Im.interested to see how The Child and the Suspect are.

KatieDid927 I liked The Child slightly more. Found an ARC of The Suspect so will check that one out soon. 13mo
Jeannineth I liked it too. I like her writing . I recently heard her new book is called The Suspect. 13mo
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Callemarie
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Decided to buy a new notebook for myself for my reading. I am in love.

jessinikkip Where did you find such a gorgeous book? 13mo
Callemarie @jessinikkip I got it from marshalls!!!! 13mo
jessinikkip Cool :) it is such a pretty cover I may have to see if I can get by Marshalls and see what ours has. 13mo
BookishMarginalia Love it! 13mo
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nschneider14
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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My goal for this year is to read 50 books in 365 days. Book #1...The Widow!

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 13mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 12mo
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Callemarie
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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I just realized I have like 15 books i need to read this month. YIKES. if i can pull it off itll be a first for me. Downloaded this bad boy to listen to at work

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Paus0312
The Widow | Fiona Barton
Pickpick

Intense!!!!!

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Book_Fairy_Mary
Widow | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

A quick read with just enough twists and turns to keep me interested.

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Jess7
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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OMG — this is too much Danielle! You have out done yourself! Thank you so much for this lovely Christmas package of goodies sent all the way from Canada! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and I‘m very glad you‘re a part of the @LitsyWelcomeWagon team! 😘❄️🎄

Jess7 I‘m mailing you something - it should arrive in a couple weeks @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😘 14mo
Jess7 Also I just realized it didn‘t let out a gift message - but it‘s from book depository so hopefully you‘ll know it‘s from me @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 14mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Whoo hoo. Glad it arrived! Ho ho ho 🎅 14mo
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ElectricKatyLand
The Widow | Fiona Barton
Pickpick

Mystery told from multiple perspectives over a few years, centered on the wife of an alleged pedophile/murderer and the media circus surrounding the investigation, trial, and aftermath. Quick and suspenseful read.

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Deborah42
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

A psychological thriller centered around the disappearance of a toddler whose body has not been found. The prime suspect is dead and his wife may or may not know more than she is telling.

The mystery was not especially surprising, but I was interested enough to finish the book.

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basket-of-books
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Starting The Widow by Fiona Barton for #mamasbookclub over on Instagram. I don't tend to read thrillers or mysteries (I'm not sure what category this book falls into 😅) despite liking a good mystery so I'll see how this one goes 🤞

#thewidow #fionabarton #reading #currentread #mystery

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Eggs
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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KatieDid927
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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New poster for media room/library! From Uncommon Goods: it‘s kind of a weird list, like there are some books I‘ve never heard of and some major classics like Little Women missing, but still a fun concept!

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LaurenReads
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

A good mystery/thriller, but really slow moving. I guess I expected more from it.

gailsarasohn I liked it but was not wowed by it 12mo
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literarilythrilling
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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About halfway through with this one. Very well written.

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michiganvol
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Rainy Sundays on vacation call for some reading on the back porch. #goodreadswithaview

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HotMessJess
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Suns out. Frugs out

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HotMessJess
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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One day I will post about something other than getting sick again.... today is not that day. #dogsoflitsy #sendchickennoodle #chickennoodlesos #pugbutts

MinDea Oh no! Feel better! 2y
Linsy 😔 Hope you get feeling better! 2y
EvieBee Aww! Hope you feel better. Those juicy dog thighs though, lol! Always looks like they‘re wearing fishnets. I always tease my Boston Terriers. 2y
LiteraryinLititz No! Ugh. Hope it passes quickly. 2y
Jas16 Oh n. Hope you feel better soon 2y
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whatsthEStorey
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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What did the widow really know about the child's disappearance? Is she innocent? A victim too? Or something more sinister? I needed to stay up late to find out. This wasn't the most memorable read, but I enjoyed it and will be borrowing The Child from the library soon.

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BooksAtNight
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

This is a pretty typical “did he or did he not” story; the twist being that the suspect is dead at the beginning of the book, and we are peeling back layers of the plot through the POV of other characters (the widow, the detective, the reporter, etc). This makes it a more of a character study than a plot drive thriller, so things feel slow and repetitive sometimes. But the characters have their own voice, which kept me going.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

This was a pretty good read. It wasn‘t really a mystery of who did the crime. I did like all the different POV‘s and seeing how the detectives connected things together.

Jean was really weird and disconnected most of the time. I think she was this way because her husband always took up all the space. They married when she was young and right on the cusp of her journey of finding herself as a person.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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I asked for a small side salad and got this whopper lol.

#lunchtimereads #currentlyreading

knittedgnome Looks yummy!! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @knittedgnome it was pretty tasty and there is no such thing as “too much salad” right? Lol 2y
Ajessgirl If you haven‘t read “The Child,” definitely add that to your list! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Ajessgirl I haven‘t! This book has me hooked already so I‘m def adding “The Child” to my list. 2y
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Wandering_Jess
Widow | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

I didn‘t feel like this one was really surprising in terms of whodunnit, but I really enjoyed unraveling the story through all of the different perspectives.

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Jazzper2
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Bailedbailed

This was a Book Club book. Had to bail there are some subjects that I just can‘t read. The writing wasn‘t bad and at the beginning it held my interest. And then I learned about the main topic.

Moonpa Book club thought it was just “meh”. But we did have a good discussion about it and other books. 2y
Crazeedi Love this succulent! 2y
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Wandering_Jess
Widow | Fiona Barton
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April #TBR - physical books. Going to get started on The Widow today! #readingresolutions @Jess7

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Ottergirl
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

Kept me guessing til the end, really well structured mystery. The characters develop slowly, but I enjoyed the story.

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Tigre70
The Widow | Fiona Barton
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Just getting started. Hopeful weekend suspense?