This is a 3 1/2 star read. Told from different points of view - what happened to little Bella, who was guilty and who knew more than they were saying? The widow is Jean who is an old fashioned type of wife who does what her husband wants rather than what she would have liked to do - the type to stand by her man, no matter what. No one comes out of this story very well and not one character is likeable, not even the "supposed" good guys. It was an interesting concept - using the partner of the alleged villain as the main character. I liked the style of writing which kept me gripped till the end. A very good debut and I would be happy to read more books by this author.