The Widow Characters

Fiona Barton
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Jean Taylor

Jean "Jeanie" Taylor is the main character and a first-person narrator in several chapters of The Widow. She is woman in her late 30's who was married to accused kidnapper Glen Taylor. As the novel begins, Jean’s husband has been killed a week prior due to being hit by a bus on a city street. Due to his absence, Jean gives in to pressure from the press and begins undergoing interviews with Daily Post reporter Kate Waters.

As the novel progresses, the reader begins to see signs of Jean's mental instability and her reliability as a narrator is called into question. Her personality changes quite a bit, and she has a lot of secrets that are slowly revealed throughout the novel.

Jean expresses relief over her husband’s death and in the course of her interviews with Kate, the reader comes to piece together a vision...

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