The bestselling author of 2016's breakout debut, THE WIDOW, returns with her new dark, unputdownable thriller. "Fiona Barton is a major new talent". (M J Arlidge). 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's the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered. And for a 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." Clare Mackintosh "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." Lee Child
Fiona Barton trains and works with journalists all over the world. 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. The Widow is her first novel and she is working on her second, The Child. Born in Cambridge, she currently lives in south-west France.