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The Child


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The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of THE WIDOW, which shows just how shocking the truth behind the headlines can be . . .

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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 . . .


"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 *
"This expertly executed thriller, full of gritty authentic detail, is made even better by a killer twist that will catch you off guard." * Sunday Mirror *
"A gripping book you won't be able to put down." * Sun on Sunday *
"A brilliant page-turner." * Closer *
"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." * Herald *
"Compelling, mawkish and macabre with abundant twists and turns to keep the interest levels high." * Daily Express *
"You won't be able to put this book down!" * Prima *
"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." * Good Housekeeping *
"A twisty and satisfying plot." * Daily Mail *

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