The child, Fiona Barton | spoiler free book review



When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.
For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.
For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.
And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.



The book’s storyline revolves between three women:

Angela – the woman who gaved birth to a baby girl named Alice,  one day Angela went to take a shower whilst Alice was sleeping and 10 minutes later when she came back the child was gone and never seen after.

Emma – the woman that hears about the discovering of a child’s body in the neighbourhood she and her mom Jude used to live when she was younger. Emma seems disturbed and is hiding a secret darker than your wildest dreams.

Kate – is the journalist that couldn’t let the fact that someone had killed an infant and wants to restore justice but more so, wants to lift the veil of this gruesome mystery.

This book is loud, strong and a great mystery novel. The secrets surrounding it are dark, malicious and overwhelming, the story is about all the wrong things and it gets worse because children are involved…

I liked the book, it had a fresh subject and it was my first read from Fiona Barton. I will buy the Widow, that’s how much I’ve loved this book. I can’t recommand it enough. I could say more but I am afraid of giving you guys spoilers, I really liked Kate’s personality and her strong wit, the atmosphere was intense and everything felt on the edge with this one.




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