What would you do if your husband is the principal suspect of kidnapping, abusing and murdering a two year old girl?
Jean Taylor is facing this situation. Her husband Glen is accused of kidnapping Bella Elliott. As the investigation proceeds she begins to believe that Glen is guilty, but she decides to support him, but one day Glen dies in an accident. Will she be prepared to confess?
I liked the way in which this story is written. Four characters tell it, the widow, a journalist named Kate Waters, the inspector named Bob Sparkes and Bella’s mom Dawn Elliot.
I think that, at the end, Dawn took a little advantage of the situation for her benefit; and that Bob left many important aspects beside because he made the case personal and because of that the investigation was difficult and lasted a lot.
I wonder if the lawyers that defend guilty people feel something knowing that if they win, a criminal will be free.
At last, Jean’s situation must have been very stressful and complicated. Learning that your husband has nasty habits that you weren’t aware of, destroys all the confidence.
Well, “The Widow” is an intense story and I think it’s worth reading.