The Widow

Kate Waters (Book 1)

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"A twisted psychological thriller you'll have trouble putting down."-People

"If you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, you might want to pick up The Widow by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful."-Stephen King

Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.

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 her husband is dead, and 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…

An NPR Best Book of the Year

One of The Wall Street Journal's 5 "Killer Books" of the Year

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

Includes a Readers Guide and an excerpt of Fiona Barton's The Child.

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I can hear the sound of her crunching up the path. Heavy-footed in high heels. She’s almost at the door, hesitating and smoothing her hair out of her face. Nice outfit: jacket with big buttons, decent...

About the Author:

Fiona Barton, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child, trains and works with journalists all over the world. 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…

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