Jean stood by and supported her husband, Glen, when he was questioned, charged and freed for abducting a young toddler, Bella. However, Glen’s death has finally freed her to make her own choices. Was Jean oblivious to what had happened or was she a willing participant? Was she ignoring the truth? Will it be possible to ever know what happened to Bella?
A definite must-read for 2016, The Widow looks at a heinous crime from the point of view of the spouse of the accused. How they come to believe in their loved ones and what they tell themselves, when public opinion turns against them.
The crime in this book is very emotive and the way in which the story is told, from Jean’s point of view in the present June 2010 with flashbacks to what occurred four ago alternates with the point of view of the detective inspector on the case and journalist, Kate. The narrative of two different characters skilfully overlaps to give you a suspenseful story.
A gripping but disturbing read and one that will undoubtedly haunt for days to come.