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.
The Child is a story that flicks between the female characters. It was interesting trying to work out why these women are seemingly connected to the discovery of a baby’s body.
Kate is a fabulous character. She is a journalist who is like a dog to a bone. As soon as she hears about the discovery of the baby she makes it her mission to get to the bottom of it. I have to say her investigative skills certainly give the police a run for their money. What I loved though is that even though she is desperate for a big story, she really has compassion as well as wanting to make sure she never risks her informants also. I would certainly love to see more of her.
It’s hard to say too much about the story itself as I think the reader is better off walking in to this book with as little knowledge as possible to really enjoy the twists and turns that are within.
The Child is one of those slow burners that draws you in with an abundance of mystery and suspense. It builds up into a very surprising and satisfying conclusion that left me feeling fairly emotional. With this being the first book I have read by the author, I will certainly be adding her other book, The Widow, to my to be read pile.
My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Child is available to purchase from Amazon.