Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Child

A novel by Fiona Barton, with a twist I didn't see coming! A tiny skeleton has been found by a workman in a section of London slated for gentrification. The baby was buried years ago and Kate Waters, a journalist covering the story, can only ask the public, "Who is the Building Site Baby?" She becomes entangled in the lives of three women: Angela, whose baby was stolen from a hospital decades before and miles away; Emma, a woman with mental health issues and secrets; and Jude, Emma's mother, with a rocky relationship with her daughter and her own reasons to keep the past buried. Triggers abound here, and it is entertaining in spite of them.

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