The Child

The Child

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One of the most highly anticipated thrillers of the year--as seen in People , Entertainment Weekly , Time , USA Today , Bustle, Good Housekeeping.com, HelloGiggles, The Boston Globe , PureWow, The Dallas Morning News , and more!

" The Child is a perfect blend of beach read and book club selection. It's a fascinating and fitting follow-up to [Barton's] best-selling debut novel, The Widow . . . .[A] page-turning whodunit....A novel that is both fast-paced and thought-provoking, it keeps the reader guessing right to the end."-- USA Today

"Fiona Barton brings back reporter Kate Waters from the best-selling The Widow and delivers another winner with The Child ....A truly engaging tale. Those who enjoyed The Widow will discover that Barton has only gotten better."--The Associated Press

"A lightning-paced, twisty story with an ending so surprising you might have to read it twice."--GoodHousekeeping.com

"Multiple narratives mean non-stop action in The Child ...Like her fellow novelists, Fiona Barton knows showing is better than telling because it allows for the reader's perspective...whether the conclusion occasions a shock or an 'aha!' doesn't matter; it's satisfying due to all the work that's gone into its discovery."--NPR.org

The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense.

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?

As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss.

But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn--house by house--into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women--and torn between what she can and cannot tell...
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781101990483
1101990481
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 364 pages ; 24 cm

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As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. As sheinvestigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby w... Read More »


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ronston63
Jul 09, 2017

Excellent read with a good twist.

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palmerwilkinson
Jun 30, 2017

Great book with a surprising ending, had a hard time putting it down.I enjoyed The Widow and this book just as much. Very good writer.

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