the clever, addictive, must-read Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER from the author of THE WIDOW.
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
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.
“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.”
Liz Nugent, author of LYING IN WAIT
“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!”
Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
“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.”
Sun on Sunday
“A brilliant page-turner.”
“Barton kicks the novel's suspense into a new gear, and you won't be able to put it down until all the secrets have been shared.”
“Compelling, mawkish and macabre with abundant twists and turns to keep the interest levels high.”
“You won't be able to put this book down!”
“A killer hook and fascinating characters made The Widow last year's must-read. Fiona Barton's second novel, The Child, is even more tense.”
“A twisty and satisfying plot.”