The Child

The Child Cover

Fiona Barton

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.


Written by an ex-journalist with hard copy coming out of her ears, Fiona Barton was news editor on the Daily Telegraph and chief reporter for the Mail on Sunday. In The Child, an evening paper recalls a historic tragedy – and a reporter is one of three people who simply cannot ignore it. Gripping.

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