The Wife and the Widow
Christian White

The Wife and the Widow

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28 April 2020

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? Praise for THE NOWHERE CHILD: 'White is a master of the art of misdirection ... he writes like a dream. THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW is one of the most original crime novels of the year and White is clearly a rising international star. Prepare to be dazzled.' The Age '[Christian White] is the king of the twist, he's becoming famous for it. I loved it even more than THE NOWHERE CHILD' Angela Bishop, Studio 10 'An exciting page-turning thriller with mechanisms that are all but invisible, and pace that is perfectly calibrated.' Louise Swinn, The Australian 'Jaw-dropping ... one of the best twists I've ever read.' Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast


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