Book Review: The Wife and The Widow by Christian White @MinotaurBooks @StMartinsPress @CWhiteAuthor #TheWifeandTheWidow #TheWifeandTheWidowBook #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf


PUBLISHER: Minotaur Books

PUBLICATION DATE: January 21st, 2020

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Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this book via NetGalley and also for sending me a physical copy of this book!



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 really know the people we love? 



I loved White’s first novel, The Nowhere Child, so of course I was thrilled to read his second novel!

A thrilling, entertaining story that will have you hooked from the very beginning.

First meet Kate. She is married to a man named John. Imagine being married to your husband and when you arrive with your daughter at the airport to pick him back up from a work trip he doesn’t show? When you call his work, they tell you that he hasn’t worked there for over 3 months. What would you do? What would you think?

Next meet Abby, she is married to a man named Ray. Together they have a teenage son.

This story is told from alternating pov’s… parts are told from Abby’s pov in the past and others are told from Kate’s pov in the present. I love books that have alternating timelines and alternating pov’s so this book was right up my alley! I loved the main characters and reading about their lives and hearing their story. How do their stories relate to one another?

A book that I devoured and highly recommend to everyone! You will be addicted once you begin reading so make yourself comfy when you sit down to begin this book, as you will not want to put it down until you’ve turned the last page!


MY RATING: 4/5 stars

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