Book Review: The Widow by K.L. Slater

What do you do when you are the only person who believes your husband is innocent?


The day my husband, Michael, stepped in front of a lorry after being questioned by the police, my world fell apart. He was devoted to me and our six-year-old daughter. But they’d connected him to the disappearance of a young mother from our tiny village.

Now I stand at Michael’s funeral, clutching my little girl’s hand, with tears in my eyes as I insist to all our friends that he died an innocent man. Yet the questions have started, and nothing I say will stop them digging for the truth.

But none of them can read the secrets in my heart, or know about the phone I found hidden in his toolbox…

I’m determined that my daughter will not remember her father as a monster. I will erase any hint of wrongdoing in this house whatever the cost.

Because to keep my daughter safe, the last thing I need is for people to start looking at me…


I’ve read a few K.L. Slater books before and The Widow sits in the middle range of what she is capable of. I guess the fact that I’m not a mother living in a small countryside town didn’t endear the characters to me. At times they felt fake and borderline cheesy. However, I do feel the author did a great job portraying local gossip and rivalry and how it can negatively impact lives.

The twists and turns in the story were also really good. The author caught me out and I couldn’t get the ending. Although, I will admit that removing one or two would have made the story sharper for me. Also, I felt that some of the twists were slightly too unbelievable.

Overall, K.L. Slater has served up another enjoyable read. You can get a copy of The Widow here.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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