The Widow by Fiona Barton – Audio Book Review

A young girl went missing, lifted from her front yard. No-one was charged, and the one man who seemed to be the likely kidnapper was protected by an alibi from his wife Now, he is dead, hit by a bus, and the police think that his death may free her to reveal the truth, only she’s standing by her story. Add into the mix a journalist who wants her story.

Barton tells this story expertly, jumping from perspective and through time to reveal the complexities behind a case like this, from those directly impacted to the wider view of the police, the media and the rest of the world.