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Fiona Barton 2017 Bantam Press

The Blurb –

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 worse 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.

To say I loved this book would be an understatement, read over a couple of days I thought the plot was excellent, with a moving storyline that I, for one, did not work out until the reveal.

Told predominantly in the narratives of the three women, the stories unfold as journalist Kate Waters ( who we met in Barton’s debut novel – The Widow), tenacious and determined pursues the story of the child.  Written similarly to The Widow fans of that book will, I have no doubt enjoy this one also.

Difficult to review any further, without giving away any spoilers, so suffice to say this comes highly recommended from me – 5 star fiction.

‘Engrossing, Suspenseful.’ Stephen King

Tense, Tantalising and ultimately very satisfying.

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