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#BookReview | The Child by Fiona Barton

This was a slow starter, but once you get into it, it’s hard to put down! One thing to keep in mind is that this is very much a character driven book. I think if I had known this when I started it, I might have not had as hard a time starting it as I did.

This had many twists and turns, some of which I guessed, but some took me completely by surprise. The story was told from several POV, which worked very well for this story. Sometimes having many POV can be a hinderance to a story, but not for this one. Aside from Kate, everyone is suspect. Who buried the baby at the building site? The journey to find out will keep you turning the pages.

One thing I do appreciate about this book is the good old-fashioned reporting and digging for the facts. I love the exasperation Kate has for the new online reporters and the reporting on what a celebrity every minute movement. The stark contrast between Kate digging through archives of old newspapers to find old articles in The Library, and her new colleague, Joe (of the new generation of reporters), looking blankly at her when she tells him to go through old articles looking for this information or this person—he is completely clueless on how to do research it seems. Kate was by far my favorite person in this story.

This was my first book of Fiona Barton’s, and I am now anxious to read her first book, The Widow.

My Rating: 4/5 stars


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