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 . . .
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 * 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 * 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. * Renee Knight, bestselling author of DISCLAIMER * 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 *