14,765 book reviews and counting...

Books in the Media Update

This website is no longer being updated; theBookseller.com is the home of all books related-content and will continue to be updated with regular articles about books featured in the media. Thank you for using this website, and we hope you join us on theBookseller.com.

The Widower Reviews

The Widower by Christobel Kent

The Widower

Christobel Kent

Score pending

1 review

Imprint: Sphere
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 20 May 2021
ISBN: 9780751576573

A deathly tale of sisterly devotion. The new gothic suspense novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Richard and Judy favourite The Loving Husband

5 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
18 May 2021

"Haunting and heart-wrenching, this book is reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier."

The Widower seethes with atmosphere – I read the first half of it slowly, almost unable to bear the thrumming tension, and the second half at a pelt, desperate for Rose to escape the “thick red swarming gloating dark” of the house in which she finds herself, “the house folding them into itself among the mist and the reeds, its corners and corridors, its secret places she hadn’t even seen yet”. Haunting and heart-wrenching, this book is reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier.