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The Widower

Christobel Kent

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Thriller / suspense

The new psychological suspense thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Richard and Judy pick The Loving Husband

The atmospheric, chilling new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Richard and Judy pick The Loving Husband

Rose Bateman comes to an isolated house: a great echoing house alone on the Essex marshes, a house on what is almost an island at certain stages of the tide. A Victorian rectory, the church it once served long no more than a pile of rubble with rooms too big for its few inhabitants, a grand dining room, a drawing room, an overgrown verandah. A house where a woman has died, untended, isolated, in an upper room as the fog rolled in. A woman who died calling for help.

She has come to look after her dead sister's family - a widower and children that she has never met. But as things unfold, she realises not all is as it seems in the dark, spooky house - and doesn't know who to trust.

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Praise for The Widower

  • Christobel Kent is one of our most assured thriller writers. The Loving Husband is a perfectly paced and plotted novel - Good Housekeeping

  • Packed with well-drawn characters, full of atmosphere, twists, turns and menace, this dark psychological chiller has an ending that leaves the heart pounding - Choice on The Loving Husband

  • The escalating fear in this female-in-jeopardy gripper is balanced with real emotional heft - Sunday Times on The Day She Disappeared

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Christobel Kent

Christobel Kent was born in London and educated at Cambridge. She has lived variously in Essex, London and Italy. Her childhood included several years spent on a Thames sailing barge in Maldon, Essex with her father, stepmother, three siblings and four step-siblings. She now lives in both Cambridge and Florence with her husband and five children.

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