Dimensions:8.97in x 6.12 x 1.02 in | 1.02 lb
Page Count:384 pages
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.
“Tense, tantalising, and ultimately very satisfying … definitely one of the year’s must-reads.” —Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Fiona Barton has outdone herself with The Child. An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret and an absolutely fabulous read—I loved it!” —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
“Clever and compelling. You’ll love The Child.” —Clare Mackintosh, international bestselling author of I See You
“Arriving just in time for summer, Fiona Barton's The Child is a perfect blend of beach read and book club selection…. A novel that is both fast-paced and thought-provoking, it keeps the reader guessing right to the end. The Child truly is the best of both worlds.” —USA Today (3.5 out of 4 stars)
“Fiona Barton brings back reporter Kate Waters from the bestselling The Widow and delivers another winner with The Child. Barton has the characters tell the story, and various secrets that have remained hidden for decades will come to the surface. She focuses on how the discovery affects everyone and unveils information in such a way that readers will figure out key plot points just before the characters in the story, creating a truly engaging tale. Those who enjoyed The Widow will discover that Barton has only gotten better.” —National Post, 03 July 2017
“Barton once again reveals her undeniable gift for getting inside the minds of sexual predators and the passive-aggressive women who enable their crimes…Barton knows what we’re afraid of – our inability to protect society’s most vulnerable members from harm – and she’s not afraid to plunge us headfirst into the abyss, for all the right reasons.” —Toronto Star
“This being a Barton thriller, there’s more to pretty much everything than meets the eye.” —The Boston Globe
“Fiona Barton has masterfully delivered again with The Child, her follow-up to her bestselling debut novel, The Widow….So many questions, so much perfect suspense….Barton tells the child’s story as only she can—brilliantly.” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A slow-burn portrait of loss and survival.” —Entertainment Weekly
"I loved The Widow, but Fiona Barton has truly outdone herself in her gripping and wonderfully written second novel. Like any great thriller, it takes you on a fast-paced ride with plot twists to the very end. But what will surprise you most about The Child is how deeply you’ll feel for the characters as you turn the pages furiously to reveal their secrets.”—Amy Stuart, bestselling author of Still Mine
“This gripping story kept me guessing to the end. I loved it! Barton treats her broken characters with such compassion that I wanted to reach into the pages and hug them.” —Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Lying in Wait
“It's an enthralling story loaded with twists and turns” —Bustle
“Fiona Barton knows showing is better than telling because it allows for the reader's perspective. When the stories from Angela and Emma converge, whether the conclusion occasions a shock or an "aha!" doesn't matter; it's satisfying due to all the work that's gone into its discovery.” —NPR
“[An] intriguing, twisty tale….With plenty of red herrings, nothing and no one is who they seem in this evocative puzzler.” —The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Readers…will be rewarded with startling twists—and a stunning, emotionally satisfying conclusion." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Barton’s second well-plotted outing, with its sustained tension and believable characters, is an excellent addition to the popular psychological thriller genre. Readers who liked Barton’s first novel, Paula Hawkins’s The Girl On a Train, and Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl will love this.” —Library Journal (starred review)
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