Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Child by Fiona Barton

A special thank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House Canada for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Dubbed a psychological thriller, Barton's newest work takes us to a London construction site where the skeletal remains of a baby are found.  Kate Waters, a local reporter, decides to pursue the story of The 'Building Site Baby'.  As she investigates, she discovers connections to a decade-old kidnapping of a newborn baby from the maternity ward of a local hospital—the baby girl was never found.  Waters is drawn into the past of the people who once lived in the neighbourhood.  Told from multiple points of view, truths are revealed, and Kate must decide which secrets to keep and which to tell.

Without spoiling anything, there is a fantastic plot twist that is brilliantly executed.  A slow burn, but worth your patience.  

1 comment:

  1. Nice review.

    I finished it last week. Great twists.

    Thanks for sharing. Found your blog on Instagram.