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  • Published: 22 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787630239
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $37.00

The Suspect

The most addictive and clever new crime thriller of 2019




The new must-read standalone crime thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, THE WIDOW, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, THE CHILD - featuring unforgettable journalist, Kate Waters.

The new must-read thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, THE WIDOW, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, THE CHILD.

'Fiona Barton is perceptive, empathetic and a talented writer' Daily Express

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‘The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.’

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry.

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. This time it’s personal.

And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think . . .

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Praise for Fiona Barton:

'Clever and compelling' Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE

'An engrossing, irresistible story' Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

'A gripping book you won't be able to put down' Sun

'Engrossing. Suspenseful' Stephen King

'A skilful, tautly written thriller' Red

  • Pub date: 22 January 2019
  • ISBN: 9781787630239
  • Imprint: Bantam Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $37.00

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-five countries and optioned for television. Her second novel, The Child, was a Sunday Times bestseller. Born in Cambridge, Fiona currently lives in south-west France.

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 she developed a fascination with watching those involved, their body language and verbal tics. Fiona 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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Praise for The Suspect

“Utterly engrossing…I lived inside this book for two days—and I’m still thinking about it. Superb!”

Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR

“A terrific read - I loved The Suspect. Rich story-telling, beautifully paced and with characters that linger long after the final page. Readers are in for a treat.”

Renée Knight, bestselling author of DISCLAIMER

“Intelligent, insightful and compelling. A clever, twisting whodunnit that delivers an emotional punch. I loved it.”

C. L. Taylor, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MISSING

“Fiona Barton has taken a nightmarish scenario and woven it into a dark and twisty tale that sees tenacious journalist Kate Waters at her puzzle-solving best. This is a novel with real heart and a thoroughly surprising and thought-provoking ending.”

Lesley Kara, bestselling author of THE RUMOUR


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