The Child

The Child

the clever, addictive, must-read Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller

Summary

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

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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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'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


Read Fiona Barton's other tantalising thrillers: THE WIDOW and THE SUSPECT - out now. New for 2022: tense, compelling standout thriller LOCAL GONE MISSING ***Available to pre-order***

Reviews

  • Clever and compelling. You'll love The Child.
    Clare Mackintosh

About the author

Fiona Barton

Fiona Barton's debut, The Widow, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and has been published in thirty-seven countries and optioned for television. Her second novel, The Child, and her third, The Suspect, were both bestsellers. Born in Cambridge, Fiona currently lives on the south coast in West Sussex.

Previously, she was a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at the Mail on Sunday, where she won Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards.

While working as a journalist, Fiona reported on many high-profile criminal cases and developed a fascination with watching those involved, their body language and verbal tics. She interviewed people at the heart of these crimes, from the guilty to their families, as well as those on the periphery, and found it was those just outside the spotlight who interested her most...
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