The Child

The must-read Richard and Judy Book Club pick 2018

Fiona Barton

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

‘Clever and compelling. You’ll love THE CHILD’ Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE

‘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


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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.

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THE SUSPECT, the next unputdownable crime thriller from Fiona Barton, is available for pre-order now

  • Transworld Digital
  • Published 29th June 2017
  • 448 Pages