The Wife and the Widow

The Wife and the Widow[Reading] ➻ The Wife and the Widow By Christian White – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk The second standalone thriller from the award winning author of THE NOWHERE CHILDSet against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and The Widow is an unsettling thrille The second standalone thriller from and the eBook ✓ the award winning author of THE NOWHERE CHILDSet against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and the Widow is an unsettling 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 when she s forced to confront the evidence of her The Wife PDF/EPUB or husband s guilt 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. OMG OMG OMG I m not a religious person but any example masterpiece writing is a quite definition of finding the real miracle in the earth for me And this book is impeccable, detailed, surprising, mind blowing, so smartly written.I wish I had a chance to clone this author s special gift and brain cells and have them transplanted into my miserable head This mean genius author literally plays an unfair game with your mind It s impossible to win against him because he is too intelligent I fooled OMG OMG OMG I m not a religious person but any example masterpiece writing is a quite definition of finding the real miracle in the earth for me And this book is impeccable, detailed, surprising, mind blowing, so smartly written.I wish I had a chance to clone this author s special gift and brain cells and have them transplanted into my miserable head This mean genius author literally plays an unfair game with your mind It s impossible to win against him because he is too intelligent I fooled too many times during my reading and the spider senses I am proud of were totally useless The structure and the way of telling story is so unique Nothing as it seems so prepare to be an April s fools woman like me because till the end of the book, twists will keep coming, slap you across the face, tickle you from your stomach and make you lose the rest of your full functioning grey cells At the end, you re asking yourself, who am I, what I am doing here, which year we are in and checking yourself several times to make sure you re okay And of course the characterization is excellent The story is narrated by two different women One of them is THE WIDOW a.k.a Kate, stay at home mother, taking her daughter to the airport to surprise her husband But lately she finds out her husband was never in that plane and he wasn t also in London for business trip He is missing right now And you may guess what happened to him from Kate s nickname, right And other POV comes from Abby, a.k.a THE WIFE ,working in the market as cashier, has one daughter and son, having a happy marriage, till one day she learns from her bestie police officer tells her somebody is brutally killed at the docks that s normally gay people s secret meeting spot so this could be a brutal hate crime but Abby s obsession about true crime stories pushes her to conduct her own investigation because she feels like her husband is lying to her from the beginning.You got the picture but now my mouth is zipped And you shouldn t think you got the whole story from my short summary In the beginning you think those poor women married with the same man Actually I did But Nope, with my hand I close my mouth and I continue my clicking with only five fingers So challenging job but at least I m not blurting out the secret details of the book So you gotta thank me Mark my words friends, there is nothing as it seems Give your full concentration not to get fooled But this book deserves your full attention and it truly worth it Because it is one of the best thrillers I ve read And of course ending is epic, twisty, surprising The author is so detailed oriented and every piece of puzzle he created are so crucial You gotta gather the pieces together carefully and gently.Special thanks to NetGalley and St Martin s Press Minotaur Books to share this amazing ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review And so much special thanks to Christian White to create this fantastic, witty, unique,original work.bloginstagramfacebooktwitter If we don t talk about the monsters in this world, we won t be ready for them when they jump out from under the bed The Wife and the Widow is a dark and twisty psychological thrillerIt s tightly wound and compulsively readable so tightly wound that I read right through the twist It s subtle and intelligently written It s best to go in blind, so that s all I am going to say I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. WOW I did not see that coming After what felt like a very slow start the book just suddenly clicked That feeling when the light comes on, clouds part, while the story line sets its hook, never letting you go So captivating in fact, I polished it off in one day Granted it s not a long book by any means, but I m not a book a day reader Now, as with most great thrillers, the less you know going in the better your experience Sooooo no spoilers here Just know that you re in for one bumpy, c WOW I did not see that coming After what felt like a very slow start the book just suddenly clicked That feeling when the light comes on, clouds part, while the story line sets its hook, never letting you go So captivating in fact, I polished it off in one day Granted it s not a long book by any means, but I m not a book a day reader Now, as with most great thrillers, the less you know going in the better your experience Sooooo no spoilers here Just know that you re in for one bumpy, crazy ride After the dust settled I actually had to stop and reread a couple chapters to make sure I got that shocking WOW moment correct And let me tell you it s one epic moment Even though it was late in the evening I immediately texted Susanne, curious to know if she had the same reaction Luckily she was at the exact same place in the book We were both blown away Christian White is a gifted author and his spin on thrillers are among my favorites His debut novel, Nowhere Child was amazing, but this latest release is just, welldeviously ingenious I can only imagine what he ll come up with next Oh, and be sure to read the acknowledgment at the end to see how this book came together A buddy read with Susanne Thank you to Minotaur Books and Christian White for an ARC to read and review I was looking forward to reading this book after loving The Nowhere Child, and while I did enjoy it, I don t think it s as good as the author s previous work We have two women brought together on the island off the coast of Victoria, one grieving the death of her husband, the other wondering what has gotten into hers As their lives entwine we are brought closer to the truth of what happened, in a place where nothing is as it seems.The Wife And The Widow is a good quick read, and yes it has one I was looking forward to reading this book after loving The Nowhere Child, and while I did enjoy it, I don t think it s as good as the author s previous work We have two women brought together on the island off the coast of Victoria, one grieving the death of her husband, the other wondering what has gotten into hers As their lives entwine we are brought closer to the truth of what happened, in a place where nothing is as it seems.The Wife And The Widow is a good quick read, and yes it has one hell of a twist, but all in all I wasn t completely riveted to it It does have an interesting premise, and is worth reading One for a rainy day maybe The Wife and the Widow is told from the perspective of two women one whose husband disappears and the other whose husband is hiding a guilty secret Their alternating viewpoints slowly condense into a single narrative as their stories converge and all their secrets are revealed.I have to say, I was super excited going into this book based on its stellar reviews I m always looking for a thriller that can surprise or shock me And this book has a lot going for it For one, the premise is intrigu The Wife and the Widow is told from the perspective of two women one whose husband disappears and the other whose husband is hiding a guilty secret Their alternating viewpoints slowly condense into a single narrative as their stories converge and all their secrets are revealed.I have to say, I was super excited going into this book based on its stellar reviews I m always looking for a thriller that can surprise or shock me And this book has a lot going for it For one, the premise is intriguing I enjoy stories following seemingly separate people whose connections are then slowly revealed and explained And I relished the setting, in a summer town during off peak season, where it s desolate and gloomy.But this may have been a case where my expectations were set too high When I think of a thriller, I always want twists and turns, jaw dropping secrets, and eureka moments that pull everything together with satisfaction and awe And I just didn t get that here The story felt very straightforward and simple It proceeded systematically in the only way it could, and every step along the way, I m nodding to myself like, Yep, that s the way it is Which isn t how I want my thrillers to be.Another issue for me is how late in the book I hit that point of feeling compelled to continue reading When I think of the experience of reading a book, it always starts out as going uphill, where you have to put a lot of effort into paying attention and staying focused because everything is new and unfamiliar until you reach that magical point where you ve become immersed into the plot and you wholehearted buy into the narrative that is playing out From then on, you re zooming downhill, fast and easy, all the way to the finish This key turning point is crucial, but I didn t reach it untilthan halfway through The lead up to that point was mostly pedestrian, with little happening and most of it being domestic drama.Still, I found the ending to be satisfactory in that it pulled everything together and explained it all without being over the top But while I liked enough of this story to be glad I picked it up, it didn t wow me I prefer my thrillers to be a littleexciting and gripping, and this just fell short of that If they didn t talk about the monsters in this world, then they wouldn t be ready for them when they jumped out from under the bedChapters alternate between The Widow, Kate, and The Wife, Abby Within the few first chapters, Kate s husband goes missing without a trace She then finds out he quit his job months earlier without telling her and lied about the trip he was supposed to be on Where is he Why did he lie What is he hidingare some monsters better left hidden Abby s chapteIf they didn t talk about the monsters in this world, then they wouldn t be ready for them when they jumped out from under the bedChapters alternate between The Widow, Kate, and The Wife, Abby Within the few first chapters, Kate s husband goes missing without a trace She then finds out he quit his job months earlier without telling her and lied about the trip he was supposed to be on Where is he Why did he lie What is he hidingare some monsters better left hidden Abby s chapters start off slower in the beginning But then a something happens on the island she lives on and she notices that her husband starts to act different Does he have something to do with Kate s husband s disappearance What is he hiding As a reader, I kept trying to piece the connection together between the two of them Kate and Abby I had so many guesses But when it hits you, it hits you HARD O m gWhat now she thought What the fuck nowThe suspense was incredible and I could not put it down This is not your average mystery thriller there is a powerful message buried in the end that surpasses just a thriller.and I recommend it Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy Opinions are my own A round of applause to Christian White I have whiplash from all the twists and reveals To say I was stunned at the end of this is an understatement I had to go back to re read some parts to make sure I had gotten it all right Color me impressed 4 stars The only reason this didn t get 5 stars was because I did skim any scene involving descriptions of taxidermy Other than that this book is damn near perfect If your a psych thriller fan that hasn t read this yet then I strongly urge you A round of applause to Christian White I have whiplash from all the twists and reveals To say I was stunned at the end of this is an understatement I had to go back to re read some parts to make sure I had gotten it all right Color me impressed 4 stars The only reason this didn t get 5 stars was because I did skim any scene involving descriptions of taxidermy Other than that this book is damn near perfect If your a psych thriller fan that hasn t read this yet then I strongly urge you to grab a copy It is most definitely worth your time Enjoy Absorbing, tense, sent shivers down my spine, and best of all an eye popping twist Well, Christian Whitethan led me down the garden path on this one Bravo I m still recovering Feels like I ve been hit by a sledgehammer I even dreamed of this book last night And, there were things that raised my hackles while reading, sneakily planted clues that should have led me to the correct conclusion, but of course it s easy to say that now that I have all the facts Not to mention, I failed to Absorbing, tense, sent shivers down my spine, and best of all an eye popping twist Well, Christian Whitethan led me down the garden path on this one Bravo I m still recovering Feels like I ve been hit by a sledgehammer I even dreamed of this book last night And, there were things that raised my hackles while reading, sneakily planted clues that should have led me to the correct conclusion, but of course it s easy to say that now that I have all the facts Not to mention, I failed to notice what was missing.I m going to steer clear of including a synopsis, as I think it s best to just dive in, knowing as little as possible I can tell you it s domestic drama, psychological suspense, and crime mystery, but that s about it As the title states, there are two narratorsThe WifeAbby andThe WidowKate with chapters alternating between the two POV s At 320 pages it s a quick read I wouldn t call it fast paced, but the two perspectives are engaging and relatable I loved the island setting of Belport the claustrophobia, the isolation, the breathtaking scenery, the gossipy busybodies, locals living in a protective bubble, and the close knit community guarding many a secret Those moths freaked me out though do they really get into cereal boxes like that Ew Side note The passages on taxidermy gave me the heebie jeebies I m not bagging anyone for their hobby as long as they never discuss it with me , but let s just say if I had a friend who gave me astuffedanimal as a gift, then we re going to have words This author s debut, The Nowhere Child made me a fan The Wife and the Widow, evenso Just read it DNF no ratingThings I do not want to read about 1 Politics2 Religion 3 TaxidermyThis had two out of three I encourage you to read the many stellar reviews for this book for aobjective opinion. Most likely one of the few, so called thrillers, I will read this year It has been getting some terrific review, and I was curious, so decided to read I was enjoying this, it was different, set on an island, and I liked the format, two narrators Totally flummoxed for the first two thirds Everytime I thought I had it figured out, a new revelation would derail my thoughts So, was thinking this was definitely a four star read Until, that is, the ending, which descended into typical thriller, Most likely one of the few, so called thrillers, I will read this year It has been getting some terrific review, and I was curious, so decided to read I was enjoying this, it was different, set on an island, and I liked the format, two narrators Totally flummoxed for the first two thirds Everytime I thought I had it figured out, a new revelation would derail my thoughts So, was thinking this was definitely a four star read Until, that is, the ending, which descended into typical thriller, an over the top ending Plus, I don t buy the who in the ending who done it Not if one takes into account what came before Keep in mind, I am very hard on thrillers, and many have loved this, including many if the critics

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Wife and the Widow
  • Christian White
  • English
  • 16 March 2019
  • 1250194377