The Child

The Child

‘An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret.

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.

Title:The Child
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780552172455
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About Fiona Barton

My career has taken some surprising twists and turns over the years. I have been a journalist - senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at The Mail on Sunday, where I won Reporter of the Year at the National Press Awards, gave up my job to volunteer in Sri Lanka and since 2008, have trained and worked with exiled and threatened journalists all over t


    The Child Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    3.5 STARS I was in the minority last year when Fiona Barton’s The Widow was published; I didn’t dislike it, but I felt it was another case of the media hyping up a book to unrealistic expectations...

  • Miriam Smith

    With a very intriguing start "The Child" by Fiona Barton is one of those books you won't be able to put down until your curiosity has been sated.This is an excellent example of a slow burning, suspens...

  • Pouting Always

    When an old house is being demolished in London, the body of a small child is found buried. The story doesn't garner much attention at first, but journalist Kate Waters sees it and can't stop thinking...

  • Kaceey

    A traveling sister read with my Canadian sisters Norma and Brenda.This is one of my favorite styles of books. Multiple stories running parallel to one another until at some point they converge in an a...

  • Julie

    The Child' by Fiona Barton is a 2017 Berkley publication. Many of us who read “The Widow” have been eagerly anticipating Fiona Barton’s next book.This novel centers on a missing child, in a way,...

  • Liz

    I really enjoyed the Widow by Fiona Barton, so I was looking forward to her next mystery. And I have no complaints. If not quite as good, it was still a very enjoyable mystery that I can heartily reco...

  • Diane S ?

    3.5 I had recently taken a break from thrillers, they had all started to blend together. Never read this authors first book either, but something about this book, the beautiful blue cover and the syno...

  • Book of Secrets

    THE CHILD is an intriguing mystery surrounding the discovery of a decades old baby skeleton at a construction site. Given the premise, I figured it would also be an emotional read, and it was that. Th...

  • Carol (Bookaria)

    The author Fiona Barton delivers again!Kate Waters is a journalist and the main character in this novel. She was also a character on the author's previous novel The Widow but you do not need to read i...

  • Navidad Thelamour

    I absolutely adored Fiona Barton’s debut novel, The Widow, so I was all-too eager to get my little hands on this one when I heard about The Child. Of course, that’s the problem with not reading bl...