Fiona Barton is a British journalist who, while working for the Sunday Mail and the Daily Telegraph, spent a great deal of time in court covering trials. This exposure provided the creative spark for Fiona’s debut novel.
The Widow focuses on three people: Jean Taylor, the wife of the prime suspect in a criminal case; Kate Waters, a journalist who is part of the media circus camping out at Jean’s front door; and Bob Sparkes, a detective working the case. A child has gone missing, and Glen Taylor, Jean’s husband, becomes the primary suspect in what appears to be an abduction.
The search for the truth—both in the past and in the present—takes shape through the interlocking narratives of these three characters. Each one tells a story, but some may be more truthful than others.