Books

The Child

At a construction site in London, a workman unearths an infant’s skeleton that has been buried for years, uncovering dark secrets with it.

Kate Waters, a journalist, comes across a newspaper article about the recently discovered baby’s skeleton. She sees it as a possible human interest story. As she investigates, she soon finds that it’s more than just another human interest story. The Child has a slow start but gains momentum when the mystery of the “Building Site Baby” deepens and the characters have become fully developed.

Aside from the mystery of the baby’s remains, The Child poses a question about whether a person can have a decent life after being deceived for so long. The beauty of Fiona Barton’s second novel lies with writing and creating such complex and damaged characters. If you’re looking to read a well-written psychological thriller, let it be Fiona Barton’s The Child.

Rating: 3/4

**Post not sponsored. All opinions and photographs are my own.

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