The Widow Summary
Fiona Barton

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The Widow Overview

The Widow is a psychological thriller by British author Fiona Barton. The nonlinear narrative alternates between several characters with a primary focus on protagonist Jean Taylor. Jean’s husband Glen has just been killed in an accident and Jean is pursued by investigators and journalists seeking the truth about a crime her husband was once a suspect in. Themes explored in Barton’s debut novel include obsession, guilt, mental illness, manipulation, and the juxtaposition of darkness and light.