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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 The Wife and the Widow
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'Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW is a mystery/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 down when she's forced to confront the evidence that her husband is a murderer. 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.' (Publication summary)

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  • Dedication: For Sum

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2019 .
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      Extent: 320p.
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      • Published September 2019
         
      ISBN: 9781925712858
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Minotaur Books ,
      2020 .
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      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 21 January 2020
      ISBN: 9781250194374

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Works about this Work

Style and Suspense : Auspicious Times for Australian Crime Fiction David Whish-Wilson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Darkness for Light Emma Viskic , 2019 single work novel ; The Wife and the Widow Christian White , 2019 single work novel ; Peace Garry Disher , 2019 single work novel
'These are exciting times when the new normal for Australian crime fiction is strong domestic interest and sales, but also international attention in the form of Australian-only panels at overseas writers’ festivals, plus regular nominations and awards in Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Whether this is a literary fad or sustainable in the long term – with Australian crime fiction becoming a recognisable ‘brand’ in the manner of Scandi-noir or Tartan-noir – will depend largely upon the sustained quality of the novels produced here.' (Introduction)
Seaside Sex and Secrets Louise Swinn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 November 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of The Wife and the Widow Christian White , 2019 single work novel

'In Tim Winton’s novel The Riders, Scully arrives at the airport to pick up his wife and daughter but only young Billie is there. This palpable sense of disquiet is also in Christian White’s new novel, The Wife and the Widow, when Kate and daughter Mia wait at the airport for ­husband and father John, who is a no-show. Yet this time it is more unsettling, the gash deeper.' (Introduction)

Seaside Sex and Secrets Louise Swinn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 November 2019; (p. 24)

— Review of The Wife and the Widow Christian White , 2019 single work novel

'In Tim Winton’s novel The Riders, Scully arrives at the airport to pick up his wife and daughter but only young Billie is there. This palpable sense of disquiet is also in Christian White’s new novel, The Wife and the Widow, when Kate and daughter Mia wait at the airport for ­husband and father John, who is a no-show. Yet this time it is more unsettling, the gash deeper.' (Introduction)

Style and Suspense : Auspicious Times for Australian Crime Fiction David Whish-Wilson , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January / February no. 418 2020; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Darkness for Light Emma Viskic , 2019 single work novel ; The Wife and the Widow Christian White , 2019 single work novel ; Peace Garry Disher , 2019 single work novel
'These are exciting times when the new normal for Australian crime fiction is strong domestic interest and sales, but also international attention in the form of Australian-only panels at overseas writers’ festivals, plus regular nominations and awards in Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Whether this is a literary fad or sustainable in the long term – with Australian crime fiction becoming a recognisable ‘brand’ in the manner of Scandi-noir or Tartan-noir – will depend largely upon the sustained quality of the novels produced here.' (Introduction)
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