Read The Child Online Free - As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby?
As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss.
But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women—and torn between what she can and cannot tell…
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June 29, 2017
I was in the minority last year when Fiona Barton’s The Widow was published; I didn’t dislike it, but I felt it was another case of the media hyping up a book to unrealistic expectations and touting a killer twist that wasn’t there. None of this is the author’s fault; it was simply a mi...
July 06, 2017
When an old house is being demolished in London, the body of a small child is found buried. The story doesn't garner much attention at first, but journalist Kate Waters sees it and can't stop thinking about following up on it. As she begins to look into it a crime that happened decades ago is bro...
May 30, 2017
I really enjoyed the Widow by Fiona Barton, so I was looking forward to her next mystery. And I have no complaints. If not quite as good, it was still a very enjoyable mystery that I can heartily recommend.
This is a fast paced mystery told from the perspective of four different women. Short punc...
July 21, 2017
A traveling sister read with my Canadian sisters Norma and Brenda.
This is one of my favorite styles of books. Multiple stories running parallel to one another until at some point they converge in an amazing, unpredictable way. This one absolutely lives up to that! It’s told from the POV of three...
June 27, 2017
THE CHILD is an intriguing mystery surrounding the discovery of a decades old baby skeleton at a construction site. Given the premise, I figured it would also be an emotional read, and it was that. The story is told in alternating perspectives of four women, the investigative reporter (who we fir...
June 27, 2017
The Child' by Fiona Barton is a 2017 Berkley publication.
Many of us who read “The Widow” have been eagerly anticipating Fiona Barton’s next book.
This novel centers on a missing child, in a way, but is more character driven, in my opinion.
The atmosphere here is suspenseful, loaded with heavy emot...
July 30, 2017
3.5 I had recently taken a break from thrillers, they had all started to blend together. Never read this authors first book either, but something about this book, the beautiful blue cover and the synopsis, enticed me enough to read. When an old building is being demolished the bones of a newborn...
July 25, 2017
Traveling Sisters Review by Norma with Brenda and Kaceey
Norma’s thoughts: After reading The Widow by Fiona Barton I knew that I had to read this one right away. Although, I did enjoy The Widow I thought that this novel was a much better read!
THE CHILD by FIONA BARTON is an engaging, suspenseful,...
June 27, 2017
Intriguing, disturbing, and gritty!
This is a character-driven psychological thriller that reminds us that secrets from the past often find their way to the surface no matter how well they are hidden or buried.
It is, ultimately, a story about abuse, neglect, manipulation, sexual deviance, deceptio...
May 22, 2017
I absolutely adored Fiona Barton’s debut novel, The Widow, so I was all-too eager to get my little hands on this one when I heard about The Child. Of course, that’s the problem with not reading blindly, isn't it--with already being familiar with an author’s previous works: you go in with expectat...