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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date: Jun 27, 2017 Carton Quantity: 24 $24.95 CAD
The Child
By (author): Fiona Barton
9780143197737 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense Jun 27, 2017
$24.95 CAD
Active 6.12 x 8.97 x 1.02 in 384 pages Penguin Canada
The author of the stunning New York Times and Globe and Mail #1 bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense

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…

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.

FIONA BARTON is the internationally bestselling author of The Widow. She trains and works with journalists all over the world. Previously, she was a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at The Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at The Mail on Sunday, where she won Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards. Born in Cambridge, England, she currently lives in southwest France.

Author Residence: France

Author Hometown: Cambridge, England

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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


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