Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Spotlight/Book Giveaway: The Child by Fiona Barton

Genre: Suspense

Publisher: Berkley

Release Date: Reprint, March 6, 2018

About the Book

Synopsis from the publisher...

THE CHILD (Berkley Paperback Reprint; March 6, 2018) reaffirms Barton’s growing reputation as a writer of rich, character-driven suspense novels. Like Tana French, Louise Penny, and Megan Abbott, Barton’s stories do more than thrill: they explore the complexities of a changing world.

In a working class neighborhood of London, construction workers make a grisly discovery: the long-buried remains of a baby. When a newspaper mention reveals the find, most readers barely give it a glance. But for two women, its threat to unearth hidden stories is impossible to ignore. For veteran reporter, Kate Waters (introduced in The Widow), it sparks the question “Who would bury a baby?” and starts a hunt for the truth about the nameless child. The story unfolds via the women’s alternating perspectives to eventually reveal: Who is Building Site Baby?

Though THE CHILD delivers an evocative look at the changing face of journalism, and a delicious plot twist, it is the characters’ haunting and rich emotional lives that set Barton apart and confirm her stature as a crime novelist of the first order.

About the Author

Fiona Barton, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child, trains and works with journalists all over the world. Previously, she was a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at the Mail on Sunday, where she won Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards. Visit her online at and on Twitter @figbarton. Join the conversation using #TheChild.

*A TIME “Top 10” Summer Thriller*

“It's one part can’t look, two parts can't look away.”—TheSkimm

“This being a Barton thriller, there’s more to pretty much everything than meets the eye.”—Boston Globe

“A slow-burn portrait of loss and survival.”—Entertainment Weekly

“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

“Satisfying…. Long after their secrets are revealed, the author’s compassion for her wounded
characters lingers.”—People

“Ultimately, Barton tells the child’s story as only she can—brilliantly.”—Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

“Multiple narratives mean non-stop action in THE CHILD. . . . the spliced action-narration is an excellent way of reminding you that no crime affects just one person.”—


Here's a chance to win a paperback of The Child by Fiona Barton? Thanks to Berkley, I have one paperback to giveaway to one lucky winner.

Just a few simple rules...

1) You must fill out the rafflecopter form below.

2) Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old

3) US Residents Only

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No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited.

The giveaway begins on March 7th (midnight est) and ends on March 14th (midnight est).

The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter. The winner will be notified by email and has 48 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. I will announce the winner here on my blog.

Good luck!

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  1. This book has had so many good reviews. Can't wait to read it.

  2. I would love to read this book—thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  3. I look forward to reading this one.

  4. Sounds great!
    Thank you for this wonderful chance!

  5. Thanks for the chance.
    Would love to read.
    Carol Smith

  6. Thanks for this intriguing feature and giveaway which interests me greatly.

  7. Yvonne, I've added this giveaway to my blog's sidebar. :)

  8. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  9. The Child sounds like an exciting read. Thank you

  10. Sounds very intriguing. The journalism aspect is fascinating.

  11. I love suspense novels. Sounds like a good one.

  12. good author and great suspense...right up my alley!

  13. This book sounds fantastic. I read The Widow, and loved it.

  14. Cant wait to read this awesome sounding book.

  15. Suspense is my new favorite genre!


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