THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, AND RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
‘Clever and compelling. You’ll love THE CHILD.’ Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE
When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.
For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.
For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.
And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.
The Child’s story will be told.
‘An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret. An absolutely fabulous read - I loved it!’ Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
‘Tense, tantalising and ultimately very satisfying . . . definitely one of the year's must-reads’ Lee Child
"Clever and compelling. You'll love The Child."
"I loved this gripping story that kept me guessing to the end. Barton treats her broken characters with such compassion that I wanted to reach into the pages and hug them."
"Fiona Barton has outdone herself with The Child. An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret. An absolutely fabulous read - I loved it!"
"Tense, tantalising and ultimately very satisfying . . . definitely one of the year's must-reads."
"This expertly executed thriller, full of gritty authentic detail, is made even better by a killer twist that will catch you off guard."
"A gripping book you won't be able to put down."