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?
'Jaw-dropping … one of the best twists I’ve ever read.’ Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast
‘ Given how compulsively readable The Nowhere Child was, claims that The Wife and the Widow is even better will likely be met with scepticism, but for me this is an even more accomplished follow-up. A gut-punch twist no one will see coming, a plot that hooks from the very first page, and a conclusion that will leave readers breathless. The Wife and the Widow cannot be missed.’ J.P. Pomare, author of Call Me Evie
‘I read it in one sitting and didn’t get much sleep. So be warned. This book will keep you up until the very last page. And it was worth it. Thrilling, brilliant storytelling, unputdownable … Christian White has another hit on his hands’ Better Reading
‘Dark, atmospheric, and full of twists and turns. 4 stars.’ Who magazine
‘It is rare for an author’s second novel to live up to expectations, but White has done even better the second time around. The Wife and the Widow had me hooked right from the start.’ Sharon Peterson, Manager at Readings Booksellers
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