- format: Kindle (Amazon)
- File Size: 1798 KB
- Print Length: 370 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1250194377
- Publisher: Affirm Press (September 24, 2019)
- Publication Date: September 24, 2019
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07XZ1P2JR
Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and the Widow is a mystery/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 down when she’s forced to confront the evidence that her husband is a murderer. 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?
This novel is based on such a clever plot twist.
John Keddie has been away for two weeks supposedly at a palliative care conference in London. When he doesn't arrive on a flight home to Melbourne, doesn't answer his phone, his wife Kate reports him missing.
Then a security company reports an intruder at their holiday house on Belport Island in Bass Strait, and Kate and her father-in-law travel to the island to see whether John is there.
On the face of it this is a standard missing person/murder mystery but nothing prepares the reader for the huge plot twist that begins to puzzle about half way through the novel.
An excellent, recommended read.
My rating: 4.5
I had previously read THE NOWHERE CHILD