I read The Lodger by Valerie Keogh earlier this year and loved it, so I was keen to read the latest novel from the same author – The Widow.
It begins introducing John and Eve, who are the parents of Allison, Beth and Cassie. We then follow Allison’s story, how she met her husband Peter at a party and how their relationship develops.
We soon learn that Allison is rather a hard, selfish and manipulative woman, though we see her vulnerability too and sympathise with her. She decides to pursue Peter as a husband, because he is good looking, charming and rich. Allison has a secret in her past, which she is determined to keep hidden from Peter. Is all the deception worth it? When she sees Peter’s house, she decides it is…
Some time later, Allison makes an online friend called Jo. Allison doesn’t have many friends, so is keen to meet Jo when she says she has a meeting in London. But is this all as innocent as it seems?
Wow, this one is an intriguing story, full of twists and turns, power play and revenge – and definitely a page turner, because you want to find out what happens. It is really unpredictable, you can’t tell which way it’s going to go and I love that kind of book. It isn’t over complicated though, I didn’t get confused at all.
It all builds up, going one way then another, as you try to work out who has done what and why. It’s tense and exciting. I just hope people aren’t as bad in real life as they are in this book, or I’m going to be questioning everyone’s motives that I know!!!
But – an excellent read!
Grieving or guilty?
When Allison’s wealthy and charming husband Peter is found dead, she appears distraught, devastated….delighted?
Because despite an apparently picture-perfect marriage, Allison knows it was all built on a bed of lies.
And as the truth regarding Peter’s life and death are revealed, Alison must try to keep her own dark past buried.
Because if Peter was keeping secrets, then his widow is too…
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Valerie Keogh is the internationally bestselling author of several psychological thrillers and crime series, most recently published by Bloodhound. She originally comes from Dublin but now livesin Wiltshire and worked as a nurse for many years. Her first thriller for Boldwood was published in August 2022.
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