The Wife and the Widow

Thank you to Minotaur Books for gifting me a copy of THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW to read and review!

“Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and The Widow is an unsettling thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her dead husband’s secret life; and Abby, an island local whose world is turned upside when she’s forced to confront the evidence of her husband’s guilt. But nothing on this island is quite as it seems, and only when these women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives. Brilliant and beguiling, The Wife and The Widow takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we know the people we love?”

This book was a twisty roller coaster ride that had me flipping backward through pages looking for clues that I may have missed. I truly enjoyed reading this book as it wasn’t something that I could just absent-mindedly read; I needed to pay attention to the storyline. There were tiny breadcrumbs of information dropped throughout the novel and it wasn’t until I approached the end of the book that it all started to come together.

There was one point that I was completely lost on what was happening but I wasn’t angry about it. I marveled at the ability of the author, Christian White, to write such a twisty book and keep my attention for the entirety of the novel. I’d been craving a thriller like this and I was not disappointed.

Some could say that the ending wrapped up too quickly but the whole novel was a lead up to this single event. THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW was a brilliant thriller and I highly recommend you read it. Just prepare yourself to be completely surprised.

Thank you, Christian White and Minotaur Books for the opportunity to read this one! THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW was published on January 21, 2020, and is available to read now!

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