The Widow by: Fiona Barton

The Widow

This is another suspense book that is written by a UK author.  I received this book through Netgalley for an honest review.  It will be published on February 16, 2016.  It is publicized as the next Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

I am not a fan of either of the books that this was being compared to but I wanted to five this book a chance.  I didn’t know to much about it and if I did, I may not have picked it up.  The premise of the story is that a 2 year old little girl goes missing and in her community there is an abnormal amount (to me anyway) of men that are addicted to porn and pedophilia.  This is not a subject matter that I normally gravitate towards.  I am very disturbed by pornography as a whole.

Subject matter aside, this was an interesting book.  This is the author’s first novel and I think that it was well written.  It kept me trying to figure out “who-dunnit”.  Each chapter was set up so that there was a different narrator and year that that particular portion talk about.  It took me a while to figure that out and I think that I didn’t realize it wasn’t just a chapter heading.  Once I understood the setup, I was able to get through the chapters quickly.  I continued this book because I wanted to know the conclusion as it was a mystery.

Overall, I gave this 3 crowns.  It was good, but I am going to stay away from stories of this particular subject.



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