crime · Detective · mystery · suspense

The Suspect – Fiona Barton ★★★★★

Blurb; The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry.

Journalist Kate Waters always does everything she can to be first to the story, first with the exclusive, first to discover the truth – and this time is no exception. But she can’t help but think of her own son, who she hasn’t seen in two years since he left home to go traveling. This time it’s personal.

And as the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even this far away, danger can lie closer to home than you might think . . .

My Review; I have loved the previous two books Fiona has written so this was a must read for me. Yet again she hasn’t let me down. What a corker of a book. Bloody brilliant. Blew me away. Loved every second of this book, I lost myself into this story.

The Suspect is told through the girls holiday, the reporter and the detective. The book is packed with jaw dropping drama, drugs, lies, love, death and secrets. A real page turner you will not want to put down.

A case that just goes deeper and deeper. Characters with two sides to them. I absolutely loved it. I did feel sorry for the girls mothers and how the girls holiday, lives and freedom turned horribly wrong. A fast paced investigation into two missing girls. The ending will have you shocked too. It’s amazing what parents will do for their children.

A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. A must buy. A must read. This story will not disappoint you at all, but will probably make you put your life on hold till you’ve finished it. Very impressed. Already looking forward to the next book!

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crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Child – Fiona Barton ★★★★★

When a paragraph in an evening newspaper reveals a decades-old tragedy, most readers barely give it a glance. But for three strangers it’s impossible to ignore.
For one woman, it’s a reminder of the worst thing that ever happened to her.
For another, it reveals the dangerous possibility that her darkest secret is about to be discovered.
And for the third, a journalist, it’s the first clue in a hunt to uncover the truth.
The Child’s story will be told.

My Review:
What a bloody brilliant book, a must buy for me.
After devouring Fiona’s previous book The Widow this was a must and I was not disappointed. I loved it. Brilliant story, brilliantly written. I also love the cover! The Child contains short chapters which are all dated I love how the story was out and told through the different characters. I was actually hooked, devoured this story in two days and now waiting for her next book already. This has a superb twist towards the end which I did not expect at all, my mouth dropped open. I would highly recommend this one to you all if you haven’t got round to it yet. A well deserved five stars. Fiona Barton is an author to keep your eye on. I won’t forget this story in a rush! Brilliant. Impressed.

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crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

The Widow – Fiona Barton ✶✶✶✶✶


When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen…

But that woman’s husband died last week. And Jean doesn’t have to be her anymore.
There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment.

Now there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…

My Review:
Thanks to Netgalley for allowing me a copy of this story, I have voluntarily read and reviewed this story.. WOW! Devoured this shocking story in a day! What a tense story! I was hooked! With books like these they always spook me as I have a daughter myself who will be two soon and I NEVER let her out of my sight, stories like this make me a very protective mother! They also connect with me as I can connect to the mother missing her daughter… I don’t have a clue what I would do without my daughter and I’m not one to trust strangers either..

Anyway, The Widow is well written, easy to read and fast paced! You will love it! Will you solve the mystery before the police do? I didn’t and was shocked with the outcome! I also think it would make a very good film! Cannot believe this is Fiona’s debut novel, you honestly cannot tell! Perfect. Highly recommend to you all if you haven’t read it already. Enjoy, I did.

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