The Suspect by Fiona Barton

Every time I go to the bookstore, I always walk by Fiona’s book The Widow and think that I should pick it up. There is something that has kept me from doing so, but I was completely intrigued by The Suspect and wanted to get my hands on it as fast as I could.

Thank you Berkley Books for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Kate Waters and Bob Sparkes return in The Suspect to help solve the missing persons case of two 18 year-old females traveling in Thailand. Their families did not hear from the girls in over a week and have even set-up a Facebook page to help in their search. As the search continues, Kate can’t help but think of her own son who left two years ago to Thailand and hasn’t since returned. Think there is a connection between these two? Oh, you just wait and see…

What I liked about this book is that you can jump in without having read any of Fiona’s previous books. I feel like that’s hard to come by with these type of novels. If you enjoyed watching the movie Taken and following the story of Amanda Knox, you will love this book. I enjoyed Taken and I also enjoyed watching the Amanda Knox documentary on Netflix, so this was a solid read for me. It took me awhile to get used to the many multiple viewpoints, but was completely hooked around 40% of the way through. Some parts of the story were a bit unrealistic, but it didn’t take away from the revealing twists throughout the story. It’s a nail-biter speaking as a mother myself. With that being said, I’m definitely going back and reading the other two as soon as possible.

4/5 Stars

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