The Child

The Child

eBook - 2017
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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...
Publisher: [Toronto] : Penguin, 2017.
ISBN: 9780143197744
Branch Call Number: EXPRESS E-BOOK (HOLDS NOT ALLOWED)
Characteristics: 1 online resource (364 pages)
Additional Contributors: 3M Company
Alternative Title: Child : a novel

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dorothy1
Aug 19, 2017

Well crafted complicated plot; main character, reporter Kate Waters, admirable and likeable. Excellent psychological thriller.

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mjk236sb
Aug 12, 2017

Great book - as said before - mystery and page turner. Highly recommend.

sugarmountain Aug 08, 2017

Well written with a suspenseful plot and a real page turner.

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bklynbooks100
Aug 08, 2017

Pretty good book ! Good twist @ the end.
I think this book is a better read than The Widow. Would recommend.

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melissaherman_77
Aug 05, 2017

Best book I've read in a long time! Edge of your seat, eyes glued to every page. Once in awhile there's a book that completely draws you in...you see the characters, see the settings, feel the pain and the heartbreak. This is that book.

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dcafk
Jul 31, 2017

Fiona Barton is a wonderful writer. This novel has an intricate and spellbinding plot and in the hands of a less accomplished author, could have been confusing and difficult to follow. Not so, however, and the reader can simply enjoy this highly original tale with all its unusual and interesting characters and surprising ending .
I loved this book.

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Cranberry1
Jul 31, 2017

I just finished reading this book. Wow, what a page turner! I highly recommend it. Now I have to read "The Widow", as I love how Fiona Barton writes.

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lpreston214
Jul 31, 2017

This mystery is a little different as it is written mainly from the viewpoint of a journalist rather than a police detective. Kate Waters latches on to a story about a newborn baby's skeleton after it is discovered at a building site. Who was the mother? Was this a murder? Kate investigates with the help of a youngster learning the trade. Good suspense and a touch of humor by the author of the Widow (a best book on some lists from last year), Fiona Barton who is herself an experienced journalist. Interesting inside look at the life of a newspaper reporter. I think I liked this book even better than the Widow.

debwalker Jul 29, 2017

Whoa this is good! A compulsive summer read.

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lblundell
Jul 23, 2017

A real page turner. I couldn't put it down.

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