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The Child
The Child | Fiona Barton
The New York Times bestselling author of The Widow returns with another stunning thriller about long buried secrets...
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booksndirt
The Child | Fiona Barton
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I really take that quote about being pieces of everything you read a bit too far. It does help fill you with useless knowledge & quotes though.

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Gaylagal2
The Child | Fiona Barton
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@wen4blu My apologies for this late post as I've been very ill the last couple of weeks or so.
Thank you so very much for this incredibly awesome package....I'm just blown away with your thoughtfulness!😘 I love every single thing: chocolates, books, chocolates....LOL

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#summersantagoespostal2019
@BookishMarginalia

BookishMarginalia We‘re very glad you‘re feeling better 6mo
wen4blu Hooray, I'm so glad you like your package! Take care of yourself and feel better soon. 6mo
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LaurenReads
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

I guessed the mystery/twist early on, but I still enjoyed the book. Thought it was better than The Widow.

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Lesley1
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

This second Kate Waters book was better than the first. Like some other readers have mentioned some twists were easy to figure out but I didn‘t get everything. I enjoyed this one. 4/5 stars.

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jen_hayes7
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Oddly enough, I visited Ye Old Cheshire Cheese on April 3, 2012. It‘s so incredibly neat when you‘re reading a book and realize you‘ve been exactly where they are. It‘s so incredibly creepy when it‘s almost on the exact same day. 😳 And it definitely smelled of stale beer.

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crazyspine
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

I predicted the ending very early on, but I still loved this. I listened to this on CD, and the only place I could play it was my car, so I actually didn't mind traffic. Terrific cast.

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christinehk
The Child | Fiona Barton
Bailedbailed

I was excited to read this book after the great reviews, but I got to about page 115 and decided I couldn‘t read it anymore. The storyline was slow, which surprised me; I thought by having the story told through the perspective of 3 women would quicken the pace of the story, but it didn‘t. 115 pages in and I could already predict the ending. Disappointed that this book didn‘t work out for me.

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MicheleinPhilly
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Battling back the Monday mopes with a mystery and some Thai. #BookandLunch

Tamra Thai - one of my favorites! 10mo
Soubhiville Mmmmmm, good idea! 10mo
Mdargusch Yum! How‘s that book? It‘s been languishing on my TBR shelf for a long time. 10mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch I didn‘t like it. I figured out the “twist” like 10 pages in and the characters were all very dull. I found it to be a slog even though it‘s pretty short. Did you read The Widow? I didn‘t care too much for that one either so maybe it‘s just me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
Mdargusch No. I haven‘t read the Widow either. Well I guess I won‘t rush to read it then. 10mo
MicheleinPhilly I don‘t think @emilyhaldi liked it either. 10mo
emilyhaldi Good memory!! @MicheleinPhilly I hated this 😒 its pretty much everything I hate about contemporary thrillers- obvious plot and superfluous writing. Could have been whittled down to 50 pages max and told the same story 🙄 I skimmed most of it. Sorry @Mdargusch that probably didn't get you very excited 🤣 (edited) 10mo
MicheleinPhilly @emilyhaldi I can‘t remember what I had for lunch but I remember random Litsy factoids. ☺️ 10mo
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Busha1984
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⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
My second Fiona Barton novel. I really enjoyed the returning character of Kate, the reporter. Some of the twists were fairly easy to figure out but, I really enjoyed the big twist at the end.

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Callemarie
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

I loved this book alot more then The Widow. It was a quick and easy listen and kept me hooked the whole time. Plus I love Kate Waters character.

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LiteraryinLititz
The Child | Fiona Barton
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There comes a moment in each reader‘s life when she must ask herself, “What percentage of the books I read should be about dead children?” Stepping aside from this book for a foray into other genres...

FeastOfFiction 😂😂😂 Legitimate concern. 14mo
BennettBookworm LOL yup 14mo
emilyhaldi LOL 14mo
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LibraryCin
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

The book mostly follows the perspective of these three women, though a few other perspectives are thrown in there, as well. This hooked me at the start and it has short chapters, which kept me wanting to read. I caught on to the ending just about as Kate did, I think, but it wasn‘t spelled out until a couple of pages later.

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Lauren_paige
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Pickpick

So I‘ve just finished this book and it‘s been absolutely brilliant!... I loved the way it followed each character (Kate was definitely my fave) and the ending was amazing... although nearer the end I did see it coming. I would definitely recommend giving it a read📖 #TheChild #FionaBarton

Andrew65 I also enjoyed 1y
Lauren_paige @Andrew65 I think I‘m going to buy that also 1y
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EadieB
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

A workman demolishing an old house discovers human remains of a baby. Kate Waters, a reporter, unearths connections to a newborn stolen from a maternity ward decades earlier. Long buried secrets of three woman will finally come to light. This fast-paced thought provoking story kept me guessing to the very surprising ending. Some characters are likable but some not so likable. Recommended to those who like psychological suspense.

#thechild #barton

LibraryCin This is coming up as a bok club read for me soon. 1y
EadieB @libraryCin it‘s a pretty easy read but the surprise twist makes the end go fast! 1y
LibraryCin Nice! It sounds like something ill like! 1y
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NikkiKey94
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

This book had me wanting more at every turn. I had no idea what was going on until the very end and it blew me away! I love books that have a turn I never see coming and this was one! 5/5 Stars!

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literarilythrilling
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

I liked this one even more than The Widow! Great read.

RadicalReader @bookcoverjudge the Oreo ice cream looks sinfully sensational 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 1y
literarilythrilling @RadicalReader oh it was definitely delicious! 1y
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AshleighJade451
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Pickpick

FINALLY finished this on the bus ride home today. Have to say the end made up for not liking some of the characters much throughout the rest of the novel. I did figure out the twist before it was officially revealed in the story, but not long before. I didn't need to wait for it to be spelled out. But I like it when that kind of thing happens, makes me feel clever. Overall I'd give it a 8/10

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tonyahoswalt
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Day 10: Author from a different country #agameoffavorites
I chose Fiona Barton, who was born in England, and lives in France and England. I really enjoyed her book The Child. In a list of her favorite crime books, she names Agatha Christie's Five Little Pigs. Look for her next book, The Suspect.
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

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AshleighJade451
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Using my lunch break to read. Always love starting on a Kate chapter with this book. By far my fave character

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AshleighJade451
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Halfway through reading this now. Hoping to get it done by the end of the week. I'm liking it mostly, although some of the characters aren't my cup of tea but the story is interesting. Also loving that it's set in the UK, will be helpful for my reflective analysis

Andrew65 I loved this but think I preferred her first one more. 1y
Andrew65 Welcome to Litsy 🤗 1y
Lauren_paige I‘m also reading this! I‘m loving this so far! 1y
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Lauren_paige
The Child | Fiona Barton

I‘m nearly half way through The Child at the moment and I‘ve got to say it‘s brilliant up to now. I love the different perspectives that are portrayed throughout the book and the way it goes back and forth keeps you connected. It‘s so hard to put down you want to just keep reading and reading because you need to know what‘s going to happen next!
#TheChild #FionaBarton

Andrew65 I enjoyed both The Child and The Widow, and both kept me wanting to read on and on and on... 1y
Lauren_paige @Andrew65 I havnt come across the widow I‘ll have to read that next! The child is brilliant I can‘t wait to finish it! 1y
Andrew65 @Lauren_paige Both excellent but if anything I preferred The Widow, but it might be because that was the first book of hers I read. 1y
Lauren_paige @Andrew65 are The Child and The Widow in anyway similar? 1y
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literarilythrilling
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Picking this one up! Format is so similar to The Widow, which I just finished a few weeks back. Writing is already great, though only a few pages in.

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Lauren_paige
The Child | Fiona Barton
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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.
#fionabarton #thechild

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GirlWellRead
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Without spoiling anything, there is a fantastic plot twist that is brilliantly executed. A slow burn, but worth your patience.

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SilversReviews
The Child | Fiona Barton
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#JuneIt‘sElectrifying
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@Vkois88

Today‘s Prompt: Turn Back The Hands Of Time

Too late to turn back the hands of time for the missing child, but not too late to enjoy a good story twist.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-child-by-fiona-barton.html

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊😊🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
Crazeedi I've shied away from her books for some reason. 1y
SilversReviews @Crazeedi They were not that scary. I thought they would be too. 1y
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Crazeedi Maybe I will try one, thanks @SilversReviews ! 1y
SilversReviews @Crazeedi Let me know what you think. They are suspenseful, but not Stephen King style. 1y
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MysticRaven03
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“Dangerous to think you know too much, sometimes, because who really knows someone else? You can scratch the skin, but you never get to the meat of someone else. Into their bones.”

This. Yes.

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April2
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April2
The Child | Fiona Barton
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1. My computer is winking at me knowingly as I sit down at my desk.
2. 430
3. Investigation
4. Kate
5. Green
6. Thriller 🤔
7. First - Thursday Last - Talk
8. Green
9. FB
10. Nope
11. 2017
12. Shari Lapena
13. Nope
14. Nope

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Ottergirl
The Child | Fiona Barton

I‘m almost done with this book. It‘s really frustrating how the author switches narrator part way through a chapter. There are also a few things that make me feel like the research hasn‘t been very thorough. I‘d be interested to hear what any other readers feel about it

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Vedrana
The Child | Fiona Barton
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#croatianedition#goodbook📚📚📚
#book#bookbestfriend#booklove#bookcover#bookcoverart#bookstagram#bookandcoffee☕️☕️☕️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Library card bookmark available in the shop.

https://etsy.me/2xzuzXy

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks great!! 2y
RadicalReader @That-Bookish-Hiker love the bookmark 2y
catebutler This is so cute!! 2y
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Roxy26
The Child | Fiona Barton
Pickpick

Intriguing crime thriller right from the beginning. I can usually guess the twists with these genre books, however the twists in this book were unexpected and suspenseful with realistic and likeable characters. Overall enjoyable read.

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SilversReviews
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#ReadingResolutions
@Jess7

TODAY‘S PROMPT: CHILD

THE CHILD by Fiona Barton took a few pages to get connected, but it was worth the wait.

An unsolved mystery resurfaced when a baby's skeleton was found at a building site.

Have you read this book? What did you think?

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-child-by-fiona-barton.html

MeganAnnabell I have it at home but I haven‘t read it yet! I‘ve been staying away from thrillers lately 2y
SilversReviews @MeganAnnabell Sometimes you have to do that. 2y
Gissy Like @MeganAnnabell I have it but I haven't read it yet either🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
SilversReviews @Gissy ENJOY when you do read it. 2y
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Bookish_B
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

This book was... fine. I was trying to decide between so-so and a pick but I'm "rounding up" so to speak. Didn't love it. Didn't hate it. I figured it out fairly early on but I still enjoyed it overall.

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That-Bookish-Hiker
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Pickpick

A tiny skeleton is found on a construction site so journalist Kate Waters decides to look into it.

This is my second book by this author and I liked it way more than The Widow. I was enthralled from page one. I had no clue where the story was going until I was about 85% through the book. Then it was revealed and my reaction was “whaaaat?!” And the. The puzzle came together and I had an “of course!” moment. I love when books do that.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jess7 I want to read this! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @jess7 it was a great! And I just realized I had the wrong book tagged lol 🤦🏽‍♀️ (edited) 2y
rohit-sawant Intriguing! 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
The Child | Fiona Barton
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My train decided not to show this morning so I said “screw work” and called in sick.

I really hate the transit system here. It‘s not reliable at all. How can a line I take every morning to work just decide not run this morning with no notification?!

I know my day will turn around though so I‘m not too upset. This means I can read and get some errands done. 😁

mrozzz Silver lining! 📚 2y
knittedgnome Wow! That's seriously frustrating! 2y
Johanna414 Portland, right? My sister and her bf have had similar problems. So frustrating! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Johanna414 yeah portland! It‘s really annoying. The train I take home is always late too. 2y
kelseynicburke I have the same problem with buses! I have an app on my phone and it‘ll say the next bus is in 5 minutes then all of a sudden it says 37 minutes and I‘m like did that bus evaporate?! 2y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

#currentlyreading

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SaraQueenOfPlots7
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Mehso-so

Excellent mystery thriller. The novel centers around 3 woman and seemingly “one” event. The plot plays out rapidly once halfway through with a slow built up. (Basically it took me two weeks to read to the crescendo mark and then I crushed it at 1am) (every reader knows this struggle, am I right?)

The ending was fairly foreseeable with the author dropping details about certain past events that didn‘t seem to pertain to the current situation.

DebinHawaii So hard to put a book down when you get to the final pages. 😆 Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
SaraQueenOfPlots7 Agreed! Thank you 😊 I‘m lovin‘ this new community!! #booksforever! 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome! #litsywelcomewagon @litsywelcomewagon And check my latest post for people to follow on the follow back train. 2y
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RaimeyGallant I just started it yesterday, and 199 people have signed on to follow back new users. 2y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🙌🏻🎊📚🎉 2y
Scurvygirl So cute! 2y
tonyahoswalt Welcome to Litsy! 2y
Karkar Welcome to Litsy! What a cute reading partner! ❤️🐾❤️📚 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! So cute! 2y
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SamanthaMarie Oh my goodness, that puppers 😍 Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
BookaholicNatty Awwww precious!!!! And welcome to Litsy!!! So happy to have you as a new book friend!! 😊❤️📚 2y
Jess7 Aww, precious! Welcome to Litsy! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Jess7 I have been meaning to read this book for awhile, and still haven‘t. 2y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you‘ve space —— May I recommend my debut as a future read? See my bio for all the links you need. Thanks, Kate 1y
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That-Bookish-Hiker
The Child | Fiona Barton
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This was me yesterday when I got a $5 off coupon from target so I bought the tagged book. 🤗

#bookwormproblems

Reviewsbylola Ha! If I only had 20 unread books at home it would feel a bit light. 😂😂😂 2y
TheLibrarian @Reviewsbylola 😂 So true! 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Reviewsbylola lol yeah I have more than 20 too but I like to pretend my tbr is much smaller 😂 it gives me anxiety when I realize it‘s so big. 2y
rather_be_reading haha oh so tru! 2y
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angel1
The Child | Fiona Barton
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My BAM order arrived today🤓📚😍

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SilversReviews
The Child | Fiona Barton
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A giveaway of the paperback release of THE CHILD will run from March 6 to March 13 on my blog.

Click on the link below to enter.

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2018/03/giveaway-of-child-by-fiona-barton.html

Good Luck!!

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Hooked_on_books
The Child | Fiona Barton
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Panpan

#Unpopularopinion time! I figured the mystery out so early that it made the entire book just drag. I think the language and writing was good, but I just couldn‘t enjoy it, knowing how it would end. Bummer. #botm

Librariana I'm not a mystery reader, but I so admire people who can figure out the plot/twist early on! Although I'm sure for the reader, that can't be fun... 😕 I'm sorry this was a 👎 for you 😔 2y
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AmyI
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Pickpick

This book was much better since I went into it without the expectation of it being a psychological thriller. As in The Widow, it's really about a reporter who uncovers the truth behind unsolved cases.

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SomedayAlmost
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Pickpick

Finished this good, layered psychological mystery written from multiple points of view while performing my domestic diva duties. Kate, the tenacious reporter, is the strongest voice. Emma's haunting chapters digress a bit in the middle, but it's got a good twist at the end. Actresses performing the audiobook are excellent. #4stars #solidmystery #audiobook #laundrydiva

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Purplerosiepage
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Mehso-so

Interesting enough to finish, one part of the book had me ugly crying, and this was vastly improved over Barton‘s first effort... but, it is just a meh for me overall. It really tried to do too many things, and the storyline I really cared about didn‘t get much attention.

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Andrew65
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Pickpick

Despite being away today I did finish The Child whilst I was driving. This was another very good read from Fiona Barton, following on from The Widow. I do feel these have both felt quite fresh Books with new ideas, towards the end I guessed where this one was heading but still enjoyed the ride. If you enjoy good quality Mystery and Suspense written from different perspectives this will be right up your street. Recommended.

FeastOfFiction I loved the story, but I found it annoying that the characters continued to say each other‘s names over and over. How many times do you really need to say someone‘s name in a conversation? 2y
Andrew65 @FeastOfFiction That certainly isn‘t lifelike and I do agree with you. 2y
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stacybmartin
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I hate when life gets super hectic, time gets away from you, and all of a sudden, it‘s been 2 months since you‘ve been on Litsy. 😕 I‘m so glad to be back though with my newest #labsoundtrack!

tpixie Welcome back! ♥️📚♥️ 2y
Karkar @stacybmartin did you see we are having a meet up in Cincinnati this Sunday if you want to join us. 😃 2y
stacybmartin @Karkar yeah I saw. I‘m sad because I‘ll have to miss since my son is with me this weekend. I‘m definitely watching for the next one, though, so I can plan ahead. Can‘t wait! 2y
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Andrew65
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Time to start with The Child by Fiona Barton, which I am doing by audiobook. Hopefully I enjoy this as much as The Widow, which I thought was done very well and felt a bit different to some other books in the genre. #LitsyAtoZ This will also be my Letter C in the Litsy A to Z Challenge.

Eggs A good choice 2y
Andrew65 @Eggs Sounds good 👍 2y
Oryx I liked this one better than The Widow 2y
FeastOfFiction I just finished it and loved it! 2y
Andrew65 @Oryx @FeastOfFiction Good to hear! 😊 2y
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Anovelobsession
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I started The Child from the library and the first two chapters are intriguing and I‘m looking forward to getting into it. I got up to get something to eat and I lost my seat to this little guy. Now I am sitting on the floor next to the chair. My husband reminded me that I am bigger than Munchie and I can move him. But look at that face!! I don‘t want to disturb him - I‘ll let him sleep! 😴

LeahBergen Aww! ❤️ 2y
readordierachel So sweet 💕 2y
AmyG He‘s pretty cute. 2y
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kspenmoll Sweet! 2y
CareBear Oh my gosh I don‘t think I‘d be able to move that cuteness either. 💙 2y
Tamra 😘 2y
batsy Aww yeah, I'll sit on the floor for Munchie 😍 2y
TheLibrarian I wouldn‘t disturb that cuteness either!! Love smush faced pups! 2y
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FeastOfFiction
The Child | Fiona Barton
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DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!!

Andrew65 Enjoyed The Widow and need to read this one. 2y
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