Fiona Barton’s debut, The Widow, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been published in thirty-five countries and optioned for television. Born in Cambridge, Fiona currently lives in south-west France. 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. While working as a journalist, Fiona reported on many high-profile criminal cases and she developed a fascination with watching those involved, their body language and verbal tics. Fiona interviewed people at the heart of these crimes, from the guilty to their families, as well as those on the periphery, and found it was those just outside the spotlight who interested her most…
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`The police belonged to another world - the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.' When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. 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, who she hasn't seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. This time it's personal. And 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 . . .
Distant threads spin ever closer to create a compelling, emotional, and dramatic story. Set in 2012, with links to the 1970’s and 80’s, several women, for very different reasons find revisiting a tragedy from the past may alter the very fabric of their existence. Journalist Kate Waters from Fiona Barton’s debut novel ‘The Widow’ returns, yet this establishes itself defiantly as a striking standalone tale. Fiona Barton doesn’t hide information, she sets it out in front of you, allowing you to suspect, giving you an insight some time before the main characters. The women in this story feel touchable, real, and as frustration gathers, empathy settles and understanding grows. The tension increases and I felt myself flinching as the jigsaw pieces gathered and started to slot into place. ‘The Child’ is such a readable tale, it isn’t about finding answers, instead the story encourages thought and provokes emotions before reaching a powerful conclusion. ~ Liz Robinson July 2017 Book of the Month.
For the reporter who has secured the exclusive interview, this is the scoop of a lifetime. For the detective who has lived a half-life since he failed to get justice for the lost little girl, it is a chance to uncover the truth that has eluded him for so long. It's time. Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows.
WHAT IF IT WAS SOMEONE YOU KNEW? 'Utterly engrossing . . . I lived inside this book for two days - and I'm still thinking about it. Superb!' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR 'Intelligent, insightful and compelling. A clever, twisting whodunnit that delivers an emotional punch. I loved it.' C L Taylor ____________________ 'The police belonged to another world - the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.' When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. 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, who she hasn't seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. This time it's personal. And 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 . . . ____________________ WHAT AUTHORS ARE SAYING: 'Perfectly pitched . . . will have you racing to the denouement.' Cara Hunter, bestselling author of CLOSE TO HOME and IN THE DARK 'A fast-paced whodunnit with heart, characters I feel I know and a deliciously dark twist. Superb writing, often blackly funny, and a scene that made me cry into my pillow.' Gillian McAllister, Sunday Times bestselling author of EVERYTHING BUT THE TRUTH 'Fiona Barton is perceptive, empathetic and a talented writer' Daily Express ____________________ WHAT READERS ARE SAYING: 'Really is unputdownable' ***** 'I was gripped from the first page' ***** 'Drew me in right from the start' ***** 'The Suspect blew me away' ***** 'I will be recommending this book to all my friends' ***** 'The best book I have read in ages' ***** 'Enthralling and full of suspense and twists' ***** ____________________ The new must-read thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, THE WIDOW, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, THE CHILD.
Mikozben London rehabilitacio alatt allo reszen lebontanak egy regi hazat, a munkasok egyike sok eve eltemetett paranyi csontvazra bukkan. Kate Waters, a tapasztalt ujsagiro megsejti, hogy a felfedezes mogott figyelmet erdemlo sztori lappang. Osszeut egy cikket a lapja szamara, de teljes tanacstalansagaban csak arra kepes, hogy feltegyen egy kerdest: Ki az epitesi teruleten talalt csecsemo?Miutan Kate kutakodni kezd, azzal szembesul, hogy a szalak egy buncselekmenyhez vezetnek, mely evtizedekkel korabban megrazta az orszagot. Egy kisbaba eltunt egy korhaz szuleszeterol, es soha nem kerult elo. A lesujtott szulok azota sem tudtak tultenni magukat a vesztesegukon.De a tortenetnek ezzel nincs vege, es Kate - hazrol hazra jarva - egyre melyebben alamerul a kornyek hajdani lakoinak multjaban. Hamarosan azon kapja magat, hogy varakozasa ellenere harom asszony titkainak lett ismeroje, es egyre tobbet vivodik, vajon mit szabad nyilvanossagra hoznia, es mit nem.A szerzo Daily Mail es a Daily Telegraph dijnyertes riportere.Fiona Barton elso regenye Az ozvegy cimmel jelent meg, es vilagszerte szamos elismerest szerzett: tobbek kozott felkerult a New York Times Bestseller listajara, a Publishers Weekly a 2016-os ev legjobb konyvenek valasztotta, a Goodreads pedig az ev legjobb thrillerei koze sorolta.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Clever and compelling. You'll love THE CHILD' Clare Mackintosh 'Tense, tantalising and ultimately very satisfying . . . definitely one of the year's must-reads' Lee Child 'An engrossing, irresistible story about the coming to light of a long-buried secret. An absolutely fabulous read - I loved it!' Shari Lapena The bestselling author of 2016's breakout debut, THE WIDOW, returns with her new dark, unputdownable thriller. ******** 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. ******** 'I loved this gripping story that kept me guessing to the end' Liz Nugent 'Fiona Barton is a major new talent' M J Arlidge
The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense.As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, 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 is the Building Site Baby?As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby 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 drawnhouse by houseinto 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 womenand torn between what she can and cannot tellRead byMandy Williams, Rosalyn Landor, Jean Gilpin,Katharine McEwan, and Steve West
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, AND RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK 'If you liked GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, you might want to pick up THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton. Engrossing. Suspenseful' Stephen King We've all seen him: the man - the monster - staring from the front page of every newspaper, accused of a terrible crime. But what about her: the woman who grips his arm on the courtroom stairs - the wife who stands by him? Jean Taylor's life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she'd ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Until he became that man accused, that monster on the front page. Jean was married to a man everyone thought capable of unimaginable evil. But now Glen is dead and she's alone for the first time, free to tell her story on her own terms. Jean Taylor is going to tell us what she knows. Du Maurier's REBECCA meets WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and GONE GIRL in this intimate tale of a terrible crime. 'The ultimate psychological thriller' Lisa Gardner Fiona Barton's tantalising new thriller, THE CHILD, is available to buy now.
Die Frau. Jean Taylor fhrt ein ganz normales Leben in einer englischen Kleinstadt: Sie hat ein hbsches Haus und einen netten Ehemann. Glen und sie fhren eine gute Ehe. Der Mann. Dann kommt der Tag, der alles ndert: Sie nennen Glen jetzt das Monster. Er soll etwas Unsagbares getan haben. Und Jeans heile Welt zerbricht. Die Witwe. Jetzt liegt Glen auf dem Friedhof, und Jean ist zum ersten Mal allein. Allein und frei. Frei ihre Geschichte zu erzhlen. Jean Taylor wird uns sagen, was sie wei Perfekt konstruierte psychologische Spannung und komplexe Charaktere, erzhlt von einer authentischen Stimme.
Egy gyanutlan asszony...Egy titokzatos frjEgy eltA nt gyerekVajon mi jtszdik le egy asszony fejben, ha azzal szembesl, hogy imdott frje - letben az egyetlen frfi - taln mgsem olyan tkletes, amilyennek hitte?Vajon mi jtszdik le az asszony fejben, amikor azzal szembesl, hogy frje tbb idA t tlt a szmtgpvel bezrkzva, mint vele?Vajon mi jtszdik le benne, amikor megtudja, hogy a frjt egy knos gy miatt elbocstottk a munkahelyrA lAmikor megjelenik a kszbn a rendA rsgs amikora frfi az jsgok cmoldalra kerlgyermekrabls s gyilkossg vdjvalLehet, hogy sokkal nagyobb a baj, mint hitte? Lehet, hogy az idillinek ltsz hzassg csak kulissza, s mgtte iszony titok lappang?s vajon mi trtnik, ha mr nem lehet tovbb odzni a szembenzst az iszonyattal? Fiona Barton a Daily Mail s a Daily Telegraph djnyertes riportere. ElsA regnye mris nemzetkzi bestseller, melyet eddig 26 nyelvre fordtottak le.
For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen... But that woman's husband died last week. And Jean doesn't have to be her anymore. There's a lot Jean hasn't said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. Now there's no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. The truththat's all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anythingList of Readers:"e;The Mother"e; read by Jayne Entwistle "e;The Detective"e; read by Nicholas Guy Smith "e;The Widow"e; read by Hannah Curtis "e;The Husband"e; read by Steve West "e;The Reporter"e; read by Mandy WilliamsFrom the Compact Disc edition.