Book Review – The Child


The Child by Fiona Barton (Bantam Press) ISBN: 9780593077726

A small article in an evening newspaper has startling repercussions for three strangers. When a baby’s skeleton is uncovered at a building site after twenty years, it sets the town on edge. While many speculate about the origins of the baby, it opens up old wounds for Emma, Kate, and Angela.

Emma is reminded of one of the most terrible and terrifying moments of her life. She is torn apart by the possibility that this discovery could reveal her deepest, darkest secret.

Angela is reminded of one of the most depressing and saddest days of her life. The toll of not knowing what happened to her new-born daughter haunts her every waking day.

Kate is the inquisitive journalist who decides to dig a bit deeper into this little story, and uncovers a deception that simply takes your breath away.

Fiona Barton’s The Child is a deeply satisfying story that builds suspense without losing sight of the humanity of the characters she’s created.

Merissa Himraj
3.5/5

The Child

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