It was only published last week, and already The Suspect by international bestselling author Fiona Barton has become a Canadian bestseller, and is currently sitting in the Canadian Globe and Mail charts at No. 3.

Published by Penguin Random House Canada on 22nd January, Fiona’s third thriller has been chosen as one of Kobo’s (Canada’s biggest retailer) Best Books of the Month for January in the Mystery and Suspense category.

The novel has received outstanding reviews following it’s publication, and has had several mentions in the international press:

Required reading” The New York Post. 

“A nail-biting tale of missing teens and the parents who worry for them. Fiona Barton’s first two novels, The Widow and The Child, were international bestsellers. The British novelist’s third offering, The Suspect, deserves equal success. It’s an expertly written look at a painful subject: the way parents often suffer when their children go forth to confront the dangers of this world….Barton’s characterizations are exceptional.” The Washington Post

“Barton continues to charm….Barton’s classic use of short chapters and multiple narratives keep the reader on edge, helping to move the story along at a brisk pace. Her ability to sustain the tension while not overwhelming the reader is to be applauded. And, as in her earlier works, Barton’s skill in weaving both unexpected yet believable twists and turns right up to the final page is commendable.” USA Today

“Fiona Barton unfurls a tense story with brilliant use of flashbacks and face-slapping revelations. Her experience as a national newspaper journalist makes for authenticity and brilliant storytelling” The Daily Express

“Barton handles the complicated resulting interplay of voices deftly, and is just as convincing in getting inside the teenager’s head as she is when portraying the grown-ups searching for her” The Sunday Times

“A cleverly plotted, character-driven tale that is full of gritty detail” The Sunday Mirror and The Sunday People.

“Barton creates a great mystery told from multiple viewpoints with plenty of delicious twists” Picked by Grazia as a thriller worth staying in for.

“Keeps you guessing until the last page” Picked by Hello Magazine for their To-Do List.

“A clever tale” The Sun

The Suspect is the latest of Fiona’s thrillers with tenacious journalist Kate Waters at it’s heart, but this time the truth hits a bit closer to home…

Fiona Barton is the international bestselling author of The Widow and The Child. She is currently in Canada promoting The Suspect: