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The widow Fiona Barton, the writer, in her debut novel ‘The Window’ has garnered acclaim in the l... Read More

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The widow
Fiona Barton, the writer, in her debut novel ‘The Window’ has garnered acclaim in the literary world. It has received favourable reviews from Stephen King and other crime fiction writers. This novel is a tale of how the reality behind a crime unravels after the death of the accused. The lead character of this book is Jean Taylor, a hairdresser who was the quiet wife of the prime accused (and now deceased) Glenn Taylor. A young girl has been kidnapped and killed. Jean's husband is accused of the crime. He dies in an accident before the truth could come out. This psychological thriller is the story of his spouse and not the accused. She doesn't need to remain quiet and can come out with the truth. The storyline jumps back and forth in time. Dark secrets of their marriage have been revealed in this story. It is a three perspective account. Jean's perspective is in first person narrative and in the present tense. The other two perspectives are in the past tense. The question remains, who is the manipulator? Who is at fault? The tale uses minute details to reach to the climax. In the backdrop of the story, Barton has cleverly depicted how the relationship between Media, Police and individuals involved in a criminal case changes.

The idea of exploring a spouse’s perspective is fresh and it takes the reader to climax in a sensational way. The content is not graphic; it leaves much to reader’s imagination. It is interesting to read about the coping mechanisms used by various people to handle long, torturous trials. The question that remains with the reader throughout the novel is that whether Jean is being honest, or is she hiding something? Who do we trust as a reader? Barton makes us question all the perspectives. This book is a must read for the thriller loving readers.

Product Details

Title: The Widow
Author: Fiona Barton
Publisher: Bantam Books
ISBN: 9780593076224
SKU: BK0116444
EAN: 9780593076224
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : All Age Groups

About Author

Fiona Barton's debut, The Widow, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been published in thirty-five countries and optioned for television. Her second novel, The Child, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Born in Cambridge, Fiona currently lives in south-west France. Previously, she was a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at the Mail on Sunday, where she won Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards. While working as a journalist, Fiona reported on many high-profile criminal cases and she developed a fascination with watching those involved, their body language and verbal tics. Fiona interviewed people at the heart of these crimes, from the guilty to their families, as well as those on the periphery, and found it was those just outside the spotlight who interested her most

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