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The Child

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 Fiona Barton


“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

The author of the riveting New York Times and Globe and Mail #1 bestseller The Widow returns with a novel of twisting psychological suspense that will have you hooked from the first page to the last.

A tiny skeleton, unearthed from the remains of a demolished house in a gentrifying neighbourhood, sets into motion an investigation that will dig into a decades-old crime that rocked a city. Journalist Kate Waters sees an important story, and 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?

What Kate finds is a cold case involving a newborn baby stolen from the maternity ward of the local hospital, never to be found, to the distress of her parents. In the crumbling neighbourhood with secrets deep and dark, Kate finds herself venturing from house to house and into the pasts of the people who once lived there. 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…

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