The Child


Suspense & Thriller

UK Publication

Penguin Random House / Transworld, June 2017

US Publication

Penguin Random House / NAL, June 2017

Film & TV

Rights Available

Press and Reviews

Clever and compelling. You’ll love THE CHILD.”

Tense, tantalising, and ultimately very satisfying…definitely one of the year’s must-reads.

This gripping story kept me guessing to the end. I loved it! Barton treats her broken characters with such compassion that I wanted to reach into…

Fiona Barton has outdone herself with The Child. An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret and an absolutely fabulous read—I…

I loved The Widow, but Fiona Barton has truly outdone herself in her gripping and wonderfully written second novel. Like any great thriller, it takes you…

Arriving just in time for summer, Fiona Barton’s The Child is a perfect blend of beach read and book club selection… In addition to being a…

A lightning-paced, twisty story with an ending so surprising you might have to read it twice.”

Barton’s second well-plotted outing, with its sustained tension and believable characters, is an excellent addition to the popular psychological thriller genre. Readers who liked Barton’s first…

Barton flirts with melodrama at times but pulls back and allows her characters to develop into fully realized, deeply scarred women whose wounds aren’t always visible.…”

A pacy and satisfyingly serpentine thriller”