Book Review for THE SUSPECT by Fiona Barton

THE SUSPECT by Fiona Barton
Kate Waters Series, Book 3
Berkley
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A smart, and at times, unnerving mystery with complex characters and a situation which will make you rethink your travel plans.

THE SUSPECT is a dark and multilayered story that is equal parts entertaining and thought-provoking. It is also the third book where journalist Kate Waters makes her appearance on an investigation. However, this time around she is faced with the fact her son may be the reason two girls are dead.

Book Review for THE SUSPECT by Fiona Barton

With the usual effortless flow to her writing, Barton gave me a smart, timely, and twisted mystery surrounding a suspicious fire and two murders. What I like about the book were the multiple perspectives. This allowed the reader to not only have different vantage points to the crime, but it brought into play the humanity of all the characters. While I was reading, these glimpses into the minds of the various players broke up the investigation. In addition, it let me check in with characters from previous stories I had remembered.

All in all, THE SUSPECT was an addictive investigation with some surprising revelations as well as characters to invest in. The book is so good because it could actually happen. The reality behind the story is much more frightening to me. I cannot wait to see what Kate tackles next. 

Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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...

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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.


Book Details:

Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Berkley (January 22, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1101990511
ISBN-13: 978-1101990513

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