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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Frazee LINK Site WHI (Text) 33500013191051 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library WHI (Text) 33500013191069 New Checked out 06/01/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library WHI (Text) 35500006269946 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250194374
  • ISBN: 1250194377
  • Physical Description: 334 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"The second standalone thriller from the award-winning author of The Nowhere Child, Christian White. Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and The Widow is an unsettling thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her dead husband's secret life; and Abby, an island local whose world is turned upside when she's forced to confront the evidence of her husband's guilt. But nothing on this island is quite as it seems, and only when these women come together can they discover the whole story about the men in their lives. Brilliant and beguiling, The Wife and The Widow takes you to a cliff edge and asks the question: how well do we really know the people we love?"-- Publisher's description.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 December #1
    White's second Australia-set thriller (following The Nowhere Child, 2019) opens as Kate Keddie and her children are waiting for Kate's husband to arrive home from a business trip—a trip from which, as it turns out, he will never return. Kate's search for the missing an [an?] takes her to remote Belport Island, where she discovers that John wasn't the man she thought he was and that his past has come back to haunt him in the worst way. Mirroring Kate's story is that of Abby Gilpin, a year-round Belport resident who also finds that her husband has a past that could destroy her family. Well into this tale, White delivers a shocking, excellently executed twist that will have readers reexamining their assumptions about Kate and Abby; this and the sordid details of decades-old misery and fierce parental love make The Wife and the Widow a story to remember. Fans of White's debut will be pleased with this follow-up; try it, too, with patrons who enjoyed Jane Harper's similar The Dry (2017). Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Christian White is an internationally bestselling and award-winning Australian author and screenwriter whose debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. His films have been showcased around the world. He lives in Melbourne with his wife and their greyhound.

Subject: Widows > Fiction.
Grief > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
FICTION / Small Town & Rural.
FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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