The Child

August 19, 2019 - Comment

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

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.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Awful! I obviously missed something with this book. I bought it on the basis of the 86% 4/5 star reviews but I just don’t understand the hype. I really struggled to get to 20%, then gave up. There is nothing endearing about any of the characters, nor anything to draw you into the story. I found it badly written and the switching between characters every chapter in intensely irritating. Best avoided!

Anonymous says:

Brilliant! I have had this book on my TBR for some time now! As a huge fan of The Widow by Fiona Barton, I really don’t know why it took me so long to get round to it!What a haunting, chilling and emotional read. The Child is told from the POV of four women, Kate Waters, the journalist who featured in The Widow, Emma, Angela and Jude. When the remains of a child are found buried on a building site, journalist Kate immediately senses a story. Her investigation leads her to the other three women who…

Anonymous says:

A Different Perspective I have read many detective novels and am fascinated by how the police go about solving crimes, using sources of information that are available only to them.This novel is different, in that we are witnessing an investigation by a newspaper journalist,and her methodology is equally fascinating.The story itself is strong with an unexpected twist in the tail..All in all a very good read.

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