Today heralds the US publication of Fiona Barton’s hotly anticipated second book, The Child.


When an evening newspaper reveals the remains of a baby unearthed at a construction site, The Child’s story will be told…


In 2016 Fiona Barton’s explosive thriller, The Widow, became the bestselling debut hardback of the year, a Sunday Times bestseller, a New York Times bestseller and was sold in over 34 countries. A hard act to follow? You would have thought…


“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 loved it!”  Shari Lapena, author of the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller The Couple Next Door


Described as clever and compelling” by Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You, it’s also received praise from Stephen King who called it “tense, tantalising, and ultimately very satisfying…definitely one of the year’s must-reads,”  while USA Today found it “…both fast-paced and thought-provoking, it keeps the reader guessing right to the end. The Child truly is the best of both worlds.”


If you’d like to celebrate the publication of Fiona’s incredible second novel here in the UK, where The Child will be published this Thursday by Transworld, head down to Crime in the Court on 29th June. Fiona is also pairing with Susie Steiner, author of Persons Unknown, for an event in Guildford on Friday 30th June at 7pm. Or you can catch her on the panel at First Monday Crime on Monday 3rd July.


And if you’re stateside, have no fear, Fiona will be touring the US too – covering 10 states in two weeks: