The Wife and the Widow

The Wife and the Widow 4

by Christian White

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 24/09/2019

4/5 Rating 4 Reviews
RRP  $32.99 $24.75

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?

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'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

Christian White

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript.

He co-created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders, Partisan).

Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Christian had an eclectic range of ‘day jobs’ before he was able to write full-time, including food-cart driver on a golf course and video editor for an adult film company. He now spends his days writing from his home in Melbourne where he lives with his wife, the filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy.

He has a passion for true crime podcasts, Stephen King and anything to do with Bigfoot. The Nowhere Child is his first book. Christian’s currently working on his second novel, due for publication by Affirm Press in 2019.

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  • Wow

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    I loved this! What a twist - could not put it down! Highly recommend

  • an ending to throw you

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    I have joined a book club in the town I live in{FORSTER} N.S.W.,It is run by Diane of the local book store :The Sitting Wombat" We have A Book of he month that we read and rate out of ten. This was the Book that we read this past month and I have to say that I enjoyed it I would say that it is a real page turner,But the ending was nothing like I was Expecting,Like most books that you read you either like or dislike the carictures and as such you tend to like Abby the wife and Kate the widow,Kate is expecting her husbandto come home from a trip over seas and Abby finds out that her husbane coulb be a killer, The story moves at a good pace but the ending will throw you.

  • Can't put this book down

    by on

    Absolutely loved this book. Couldn't put it down.

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