BESTSELLING TRACK: Barton’s first novel, The Widow, hit the Sunday Times bestseller list, the New York Times bestseller list, and #1 on the Globe and Mail bestseller list. It was also an immediate bestseller in Spain, Portugal, and Italy.
BLOCKBUSTER CATEGORY: Domestic suspense has never been hotter, with hits like Barton’s own novel The Widow, along with The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl,and The Silent Wife. With all the tension and momentum of The Widow, The Child will be sure to keep you up at night.
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: The Widow received stunning reviews. From People to USA Today to The Chicago Tribune, and #1 New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Gardner and Stephen King! Barton’s sophmore novel is positioned to garner as much media attention and praise.
TELEVISION RIGHTS SOLD: The Widow has been sold to Playground Television/Entertainment (Wolf Hall miniseries, PBS/BBC and The Missing miniseries, BBC/Starz).
FAN FAVOURITE REAPPEARS: Investigative reporter Kate Waters from The Widow is a key character in this novel.
BESTSELLING TEAM: We will be publishing alongside NAL/Berkley in the US and Transworld in the UK.
GLOBAL PUBLICATION: Rights have been sold in 30 countries.
Praise for The Widow
“If you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, you might want to pick up The Widow by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful.”—Stephen King