The Widow by Fiona Barton

February 17, 2016

 

There’s a well-known saying that “Behind every successful man is a great woman.” A lesser-known, but just as important, saying is “Behind every psychopath is a woman who says she had no idea.” John Wayne Gacy, the BTK Killer, and Robert Lee Yates all committed their crimes while married and leading seemingly normal lives. After the horror and relief that followed these killers finally being caught, their wives became the center of attention. What did she know? When did she know it? How could she not know she was married to a psychopath?

In Fiona Barton’s debut novel, The Widow, the psychopath in question is Glen Taylor, and his unfortunate wife is Jean.

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Jami Deise writes humorous women’s fiction and mysteries. Being a baseball mom for 15 years led to her first novel, KEEPING SCORE (2013), about crazy travel ball parents. Her second novel, THE TIES THAT BLEED, is about a vampire assassin for the FBI, although she personally has little experience slaying vampires. Her forthcoming book, HOUSE DIVIDED, is due out 11/08/2017, the first anniversary of the 2016 Presidential elections. When she’s not writing, Jami sells houses for Century 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She’s represented by Rachel Beck at Holloway Literary.

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