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Publisher Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow comes a twisting novel of psychological suspense—as seen in People, Entertainment Weekly, Time, USA Today, Bustle, Good Housekeeping.com, HelloGiggles, The Boston Globe, PureWow, The Dallas Morning News, and more!  
The Child is a perfect blend of beach read and book club selection....[A] page-turning whodunit….A novel that is both fast-paced and thought-provoking.”—USA Today
As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it’s a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who has been found at the building site?

As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A child was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss.

But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn—house by house—into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women—and torn between what she can and cannot tell...

An NPR Best Book of the Year
A Bustle Best Thriller Novel of the Year

Mysteries & Thrillers
June 27
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Sdfrdeghfrjed ,

Nice Read

I only gave 4 stars because when it became obvious who Alice was I couldn’t believe that the reporters and cops took so long to figure it out. Otherwise, it’s a 5 star read!

Jburkes3 ,

The Child

I really enjoyed this book, even though it is written in the first person which is not my favorite style. There are quite a few characters to remember when each chapter begins with just a first name. The story is a little slow at the start, but hang in there - it gets better and better until you can't put it down!

danie10 ,

Amazing read

One of the best books I’ve ever read, I could not put it down

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