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#BLOGTOUR – The Suspect – Fiona Barton

I am absolutely thrilled and delighted to be on the #blogtour for Fiona Barton’s latest psychological thriller THE SUSPECT and a huge thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things through my Letterbox for organising the tour and Thomas Hill, Penguin Random House and Netgalley for my advanced copy.

About the book: 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…

About the Author: 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. 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 . . .

My Review: Reading books by Fiona Barton is like putting on a comfortable pair of slippers – it’s so easy to get into the story and forget everything else that’s going on around you within the first few pages.

The Suspect is Fiona’s third book featuring the wonderful journalist, Kate Waters and Detective Inspector Bob Sparkes and whilst this book can be read as a standalone, I absolutely love digging deeper into Kate and Bob’s personal life stories and getting to know and understand them better with each book.

Once again the author has narrated the story between the three central characters; the Journalist (Kate), the Detective (Bob) and the Mother (Lesley) which I thoroughly enjoyed and ensures the story remains fast paced and gripping throughout each chapter.

The Suspect centres around 18 year old Rosie and Alex who take a gap year travelling to Thailand and fail to contact their parents when they said they would and after a week are officially reported as missing.  Kate is assigned to this case as an investigative reporter and as a mother herself with a son living somewhere unknown in the Far East, Kate’s determination to find the girls and uncover the truth becomes a personal mission based on her own feelings and emotions.

The Suspect is a really addictive page turner with several twists and turns which kept me glued to the pages.  Highly Recommended.

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