From Sunday Times bestseller Fiona Barton comes a compelling crime thriller, The Suspect, which is our book club pick for February.
When two 18-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...
‘Fiona Barton has done it again. A stylish, beautifully written and perfectly pitched thriller that will have you racing to the denouement’ - Cara Hunter
‘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
Fiona Barton’s debut, The Widow, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been published in 35 countries and optioned for television. Her second novel, The Child, was a Sunday Times bestseller. 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 . . .
The Suspect is published by Bantam Press and is available online and from all good booksellers. If you do receive a free copy, we'll need you to add your questions and comments for Fiona to this thread by the end of the month.