Really excited to be on the blog tour today with my review of The Child by Fiona Barton.
To start with, I feel that I need to say what a refreshing change to read a book with the main character being a journalist. I loved the character of Kate and particularly warmed to her because she’s a “good” journo who really does want to help people and make sure that their stories are told in a way that is sympathetic to everyone.
The twist and turns fused the story together perfectly and I couldn’t stop turning the pages. It was totally unputdownable and compelled me so much that I literally read it in one sitting. I was totally consumed by the book and couldn’t concentrate on anything else but reading it.
At the end of Chapter 80, I read the twist that I really didn’t see coming and it made me pull a face where I didn’t think that my eyebrows could actually go that high! The tension in the book just built and build and the story weaved together for a most satisfying and brilliant conclusion.
An utterly gripping and highly recommended read. Reading The Child and enjoying the writing style has made me click buy on Fiona’s debut novel The Widow which I’m now really looking forward to reading very soon.
About the book:
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.
About the author:
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 . . .