Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Child

Crimes. Fiona Barton reprises journalist Kate Waters from her debut novel, The Widow, for a new novel titled, The Child. The long-buried remains of a newborn child are found on a jobsite and Kate and her paper are trying to identify the child. Detective Bob Sparks from the earlier novel makes some brief appearances in this book. Barton again uses multiple narrators. Overall, I found myself less entertained by this novel than the earlier one. I thought the pacing of this novel was pretty slow, and the multiple crimes took a long time to present. By the end of the novel, I thought it was ok, but by then I was ready to move on to something else. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase The Child from

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