The Perfect Widow by A.M. Castle is a marvellous contemporary psychological suspense that will draw you in from the start.
A.M. Castle has created a compelling plotline, intricate and clever with its twists and turns. Her characters are well drawn, not always likable but realistic. She manipulated my emotional responses well.
The novel is about obsessions – once something takes a hold, everything else pales into insignificance. We see a coppers nose that is suspicious – but is her nose correct?
People have secrets and pasts they want hidden. To what lengths are they prepared to go?
There is neglect of a minor. “My childhood was about survival.” This neglect is a catalyst for self-improvement, creating a drive and passion. In contrast there are well loved children who are put first at all costs.
The novel is written from two alternating points of view and time frames of ‘then’ and ‘now.’ I found the whole book riveting and could not put it down.
The Perfect Widow was a cleverly constructed book delving into the human psyche. There is an element of fear – just how well do you know your loved ones? Where do you place your trust? An excellent book.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.