The Widow Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
My husband was not a monster. No matter what they say....
The day my husband, Michael, stepped in front of a lorry after being questioned by the police, my world fell apart. He was devoted to me and our six-year-old daughter. But they’d connected him to the disappearance of a young mother from our tiny village.
Now I stand at Michael’s funeral, clutching my little girl’s hand, with tears in my eyes as I insist to all our friends that he died an innocent man. Yet the questions have started, and nothing I say will stop them digging for the truth.
But none of them can read the secrets in my heart, or know about the phone I found hidden in his toolbox....
I’m determined that my daughter will not remember her father as a monster. I will erase any hint of wrongdoing in this house whatever the cost.
Because to keep my daughter safe, the last thing I need is for people to start looking at me....
A completely gripping psychological thriller from the author of the number one best seller The Marriage. If you like Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train and The Wife Between Us then you will love The Widow.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 51 minutes|
|Author||K. L. Slater|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||December 16, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #1,398 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#17 in Psychological Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
#64 in Psychological Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#142 in Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
Top reviews from the United States
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Kate and Michael Shaw and their six-year-old daughter Tansy live happily in the village of Lynwick. Michael manages a large rural property with several homes for an elderly widow. Kate works part-time as a teacher’s assistant at the local elementary school. The family is popular in the village and has good friends. But when a young woman living in one of the houses managed by Michael goes missing—the third such person to disappear from the village over the years—their happy life begins to unravel. Will Kate be able to solve the mystery of those disappearances and save her family? Or will she be judged a criminal and lose her reputation and the village’s esteem?
Author K.L. Slater writes well. Her descriptions are evocative, and her dialogue is realistic. She does a good job portraying village life and the relationships between various characters. And for the most part, she keeps her readers guessing. The answers to the mystery are surprising.
However, notwithstanding the twists and turns, I did find parts of the novel predictable and other parts repetitive, especially in the beginning. During the first half of the story, I found myself saying, “Okay, I get it already. Let’s move on.” At other times, I found the characters somewhat unrealistic and their actions and reactions not entirely credible—more in service of plot and coming to a specific result than portraying real human emotion and behavior.
So, there’s good and there’s not-so-good here. All in all, a three-star performance.
My thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for making an ARC available to me. The foregoing is my independent opinion.
I don't usually mind stories that go back and forth in time, but for some reason this seemed a bit too trendy and unnecessary for this book.
The recent past crime also seemed to have been hidden for no good purpose. The two guys could have saved everyone a lot of grief by just reporting the incident to the police.
Overall, the plot works, and the story is well told. I look forward to more by this author.
….but I’m sorry, I couldn’t deal with the ending.
A hot woman who’s new in town ends up in cahoots with a married man, to fakes her own kidnapping and frame her best friend’s husband?? She abandons her poor son who ends up having to go to foster care and he thinking his mom his dead….She gets nothing but a slap on the wrist from police, and then wife of the framed man and cheated-on wife remain friends with her????What?
Also…when they shoot the polish guy, why would they not just tell the police the truth, that it was in self defense?
I’ve loved other books this author has written, but come on with the unbelievable plot holes.
Top reviews from other countries
The story centres around Kate, a contented wife to Michael and mother to Tansy. After another young mother in their village disappears suddenly, Kate's husband Michael becomes the prime suspect, shattering Kate's world and everything she believes in. Secrets and lies are exposed and Kate no longer knows who she can trust.
I love the author's style of writing and found this to be a fast paced story with multiple layers and twists and turns. I found the characterisations believable and I especially warmed to Kate and the way she clearly wanted to believe the best about Michael, despite the overwhelmingly evidence against him.
Although the clues were there, I did not figure out the ending or guess whodunit, which is always another plus for me.
I'd highly recommend this to anyone who has enjoyed the author's previous books, and, to anyone who hasn't previously read one, this is as good a place as any to start! I'm eagerly awaiting K L Slater's next book.
Thanks to publishers Bookouture and Net Galley for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
How wrong was I ….I found this book so lame and unlikely and will not be reading any more of this author’s books.
If you enjoy mills and boons then this book will probably be for you.