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by Fiona Barton
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charlottelynn rated it 5 years ago
The main characters of The Child are all intriguing. There is Kate the reporter following up on a story of a baby’s remains found buried during a construction dig. Angela is the mother of a baby that was kidnapped from the hospital just hours after her birth and has never had closure. Emma i...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it 6 years ago
I always give authors at least two chances to impress me. While I did not totally dislike Fiona Barton's debut novel, The Widow, I did feel it dragged substantially in its latter half and didn't really work as a compelling mystery. Its twists and shocks — such as they were — were easy to predict, ma...
debbiekrenzer rated it 6 years ago
Just who is the "Building Site Baby"? The bones of a newborn found when tearing down old houses that had been there for while has everyone talking. Who's baby is it? How long has it been there? Journalist Kate Waters sees the bit post in a competing newspaper and decides that it would make a good hu...
FeeRtheDragon rated it 6 years ago
The Child by Fiona Barton is a story centered around the finding of an infant's remains. This is a very good story. Full of twists and turns that I did not see coming. This book is very well written, and we hear the story unfold from several points of view. This would have been a five star read, b...
The Avid Reader
The Avid Reader rated it 6 years ago
The story of The Child is told from the prospective of four different women, Kate, Angela, Emma and Jude. The Skeleton of a baby is found on a building site. Who is the building site baby?Angela thinks it is her baby girl Alice who was taken from her hospital room at a maternity hospital several yea...
JDCMustReadBooks rated it 6 years ago
By: Fiona Barton ISBN: 978-1101990483 Publisher: Berkley Publication Date: 6/27/2017 Format: Hardcover My Rating: 5 Stars Join Me June 27 Blog Tour Host Fiona Barton returns following her award-winning debut The Widow, landing on my Top 50 Books of 2016, with a riveting follow-up, THE CHILD — ...
Thewanderingjew rated it 6 years ago
I read an uncorrected proof of this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. The writer has a knack for keeping the reader hungry for more. I didn’t want to rush to the end because I so enjoyed the story’s evolution.It is the year 2012. An infant’s skeleton has been discovered at a construction site. Whose b...
Silver's Reviews
Silver's Reviews rated it 6 years ago
An unsolved mystery resurfaced when a baby's skeleton was found at a building site.Along with the skeleton, three main characters emerge too. Kate is a reporter investigating the story. Emma is a nervous adult who became intrigued as well as possessed when she sees the story of the baby. Angela i...
Girl Well Read
Girl Well Read rated it 6 years ago
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 pursu...
carolesrandomlife rated it 6 years ago
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was a good story and I found it to be very readable. I was really drawn into the idea behind the mystery. I wasn't blown away by the story but I did enjoy my time reading this one. I found that the pages of this book went by pretty ...
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