The Suspect (Hardcover)
Two British teens go missing while on a trip to Thailand. To distract herself from her own worries about her son who she hasn't seen in two years, journalist Kate Waters immediately contacts the girls' parents so she can be the first with any breaking news. The case soon explodes with secrets and betrayals as they begin to piece together the girls' activities on their trip. Fiona Barton delivers another tense, twisted thriller that was very hard to put down. I was so engaged with her characters that, although I've never been a parent, I felt great empathy for the nightmarish situations they find themselves in while searching for answers. Hours after finishing the book, I'm still wondering what I would have done had I been in their shoes. Great book!— Lisa
The New York Times bestselling author of The Widow returns with a brand new novel of twisting psychological suspense about every parent’s worst nightmare...
When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared?
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, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling.
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...
About the Author
Fiona Barton is the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child. She has trained and worked with journalists all over the world. Previously, she was a senior writer at the Daily Mail, news editor at the Daily Telegraph, and chief reporter at the Mail on Sunday, where she won Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards. Born in Cambridge, England, she currently lives in southwest France and England.
Praise for The Suspect
“Barton is a stunning storyteller. Her career as a journalist has helped make this story terrifyingly real. Every turn of the plot feels authentic and very scary...”—Library Journal (starred review)
“The exceedingly twisty tale…will test Kate, and her painfully conflicting loyalties, to the limit. Barton’s many fans will be rewarded.”—Publishers Weekly
“[A] tense, character-driven exploration of expectations and independence.”—Booklist
Praise for The Widow
An NPR Best Book of the Year
One of The Wall Street Journal’s 5 “Killer Books” of the Year
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year
“If you liked Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, you might want to pick up The Widow. Engrossing. Suspenseful.”—Stephen King
“A twisted psychological thriller you’ll have trouble putting down.”—People
“Barton knows how to ramp up tension.”—The New York Times Book Review
“[A] twisty tale...that will blow your mind.”—Oprah.com
“A smartly crafted, compulsively readable tale.”—Entertainment Weekly
“The ultimate psychological thriller!...The ending totally blew me away.”—Lisa Gardner
“[Barton] delivers the goods…Richly character-driven in a way that is both satisfying and engrossing.”—The Washington Post
Praise for The Child
An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Bustle Best Thriller Novel of the Year
“Tense, tantalizing, and ultimately very satisfying...one of the year’s must-reads.”—Lee Child
“An engrossing, irresistible story…and an absolutely fabulous read.”—Shari Lapena
“Startling twists—and a stunning, emotionally satisfying conclusion.”—Publishers Weekly (starred)
“A lightning-paced, twisty story with an ending so surprising you might have to read it twice.”—Good Housekeeping
“[An] intriguing, twisty tale….nothing and no one is who they seem in this evocative puzzler.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A tense and rightly written tale that keeps the reader engaged and entertained ....a page-turning whodunit.”—USA Today
“This being a Barton thriller, there’s more to pretty much everything than meets the eye.”--The Boston Globe