Monday, April 4, 2016

The Widow

Fiona Barton’s The Widow was an interesting read. The story is told from the perspective of the mother of a missing child, a reporter following the case, the police detective in charge of the case, the suspect, and the suspect’s wife. The change between points of view, and shifts between past and present, kept the chapters short and the pace fast. I was intrigued to know what happened to little Bella and whose perspective was actually reliable.

That said, this is not a book of great literature. Although the writing was adequate, the story was actually rather predictable, without the unexpected twists and turns of other recent bestsellers. I wouldn’t recommend this book as a “must read” but also wouldn’t discourage anyone from taking it on.