“ 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
“ 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
“ Fiona Barton is a master of ‘just one more chapter’ and kept me reading late into the night, unable to look away. The Suspect is a wonderfully human thriller, with characters I believed entirely and a crime that got right under my skin. ”
Holly Seddon, bestselling author of TRY NOT TO BREATHE
“ Fiona Barton has done it again. A stylish, beautifully written and perfectly pitched thriller that will have you racing to the denouement ”
Cara Hunter, author of Sunday Times bestseller CLOSE TO HOME
“ A terrific read - I loved The Suspect. Rich story-telling, beautifully paced and with characters that linger long after the final page. Readers are in for a treat. ”
Renée Knight, bestselling author of DISCLAIMER
“ Wow, Fiona Barton really knows her stuff; The Suspect is utterly authentic, terrifyingly plausible and an absolute heartbreaker. ”
“ Intelligent, insightful and compelling. A clever, twisting whodunnit that delivers an emotional punch. I loved it. ”
C. L. Taylor, Sunday Times bestselling author of THE MISSING
“ In The Suspect, Fiona Barton has created a beautifully crafted and intricate novel where we see every situation from every perspective until her final twist of the kaleidoscope when everything suddenly makes sense. The characters in this beautifully written novel will stay with me for a long time and the tension created by the twists and cliff-hangers made this a breath-taking and heart-pounding read. ”
“ An utterly compelling and emotional read full of suspense and intrigue. I didn’t want it to end. ”
“ Fiona Barton has taken a nightmarish scenario and woven it into a dark and twisty tale that sees tenacious journalist Kate Waters at her puzzle-solving best. This is a novel with real heart and a thoroughly surprising and thought-provoking ending. ”
Lesley Kara, bestselling author of THE RUMOUR
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Sunday, 27 July 2014
The call comes at 3 a.m. The jagged ring of the bedside telephone tearing a hole in our sleep. I reach out a hand to silence it.
‘Hello,’ I whisper.
Static whispers back at me. I press the phone harder to my ear.
‘Who is this?’
I feel Steve roll over to face me, but he doesn’t speak.
The hissing static fades and I hear a voice.
‘Hello … Hello,’ it says, searching for me.Continue Reading