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The Suspect
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
The New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense. When two British teenage girls go missing in Bangkok following a hostel fire, journalist Kate Waters is sent to follow the story. Despite the circumstances, she's thrilled to go, as her estranged son, Jake, is volunteering at a conservancy project a few hours away and she is desperate for a reunion. When she arrives, she's just one of dozens of journalists vying for interviews with grieving families, and to her shock, the main suspect in the investigation is Jake. Suddenly Kate finds herself struggling to protect her son from the press and the police while trying to figure out if she can even trust him. More determined than ever to find the truth, Kate dives deeper into her exploration of the fire and the missing girls. It's the most personal investigation she's ever worked--but how can she maintain clarity and objectivity when the story is her own flesh and blood?
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bthegood
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Reading this as a standalone may have helped in that I had no expectations as to the recurring characters behavior - 2 girls are missing while traveling in Thailand, a reporters son is also “missing“ in that he has not kept in touch consistently with his parents while gone - (more below)

bthegood the story is told from one of the girls, parents, reporter and detectives point of views - I enjoyed that - each section carried the story forward (did not replay the exact scene) - twists in the end - overall a well written, well paced, murder mystery. 3mo
bthegood Reached all goals for the month - #BFC2022 @wanderinglynn #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #SuperSeptember @Andrew65 - now moving on to October #Scarathlon2022 reads, tackling the longer books now! (edited) 3mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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WJCintron Awesome! 👏👏👏😃🙌 Also, the book sounds good. 2mo
bthegood @wanderinglynn thx for hosting and for support - have a good day - 2mo
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bthegood
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Getting everything ready for #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash and for October #BookSpinBingo

@clwojick @StayCurious @TheAromaofBooks

Make a great day everyone 🎃

Clwojick 👻👻👻 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
bthegood @Clwojick @TheAromaofBooks thx for hosting and for support - have a good day - 2mo
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bthegood
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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A bit late but:
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView (thanks for the tag)
1. I've read more Post-apocalyptic books -
2. I think Hunger Games and Extinction Trials would fall in this genre - so I'd recommend those since I've read them (Mistborn books are on my TBR and I think these may fall in this category too)
#SuperSeptember readathon @Andrew65
1. Goal is finish tagged book and one other for a #BookSpinBingo

Make a great day everyone - 🙂

TheSpineView Never too late! 💙📘💙 3mo
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Kempfme
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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This book is the third in a series. A journalist finds a story about two missing girls found dead in a fire. There is a survivor from the fire and it turns out to be the son of the journalist. Now she needs to find out if he is responsible for murder. It was really interesting. Love Barton‘s writing. Hope there are more to this series.

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sparrowssavvy
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I was really in the mood for a mystery thriller and this completely satisfied me. It truly was a nonstop ride, with some beautiful sentimental moments.

I love when books get me thinking for days after I read them. This one truly questions the relationship between grown children and their parents. I love that it made me think and completely surprised me with some twists.

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Kgaudiuso
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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This was a great ‘can‘t put the book down‘ kind of read! Lots of twists and turns, and even though you may have had ideas of where it might go, it was still a great page turner!

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Jhullie
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Riveting! An absolutely brilliant mystery/crime novel which delves into the seedier side of international travel and the complexities of modern families. I could not put this book down and I enjoyed it far more than the first in the series. I will definitely be reading more from this author.

daisyheadmaesie Really enjoyed this one! :) 2y
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MirandaLeighBee
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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SO SO SO SO gooooooood!!! Gah! I loved this book so much!!

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MirandaLeighBee
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Oooohhhhh my god!!! I‘m not even half way through this book and I am already so so so so so in love with it! It has to be one of the best mysteries I‘ve read in a long time!! SO amazing!!

#FionaBarton #WhatImCurrentlyReading #MurderMystery

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Jess7
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“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” Finished The Wives, and I‘m starting this one now. Have you read it?

Myhusbandhatesreading I‘m on The Wives now. I‘ll have to add this one to my TBR also!! 3y
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suzie.reads
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Book 3 in the Kate Waters series and another very enjoyable read, I love a good twisty story 😊
#Murder2020 (book 4)

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twinkletoes74
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A good read with a couple of twists at the end.

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dylanisreading
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Overall, I liked this psychological suspense novel. Although it‘s listed as the third book in the Kate Waters series, it can definitely be read as a stand alone. It‘s pretty much what I did. When I started this, I didn‘t know it was part of a series, and I never felt like I was missing anything.

I appreciated the serious questions raised. They had me thinking about the book for days afterward. ⤵️

dylanisreading Despite a few things I didn‘t much like re: problematic stuff, I gave this 3 stars on the blog. 3y
TheAromaofBooks I had mixed feelings about this one, too. It was engaging, but I felt sooo sad when I was done reading it! 3y
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Lauren.Archer
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
Mehso-so

I think each Fiona Barton novel has a little less sparkle. This was just meh to me.

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Lynyvy. R
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Genre: Thriller and Suspense
Date Started: 8/13/2019
Completed: - 10/16/2019
How did you choose this book: Was looking for a book and saw this and it caught my eye right away.
Write a brief summary: kate Walters is an journalist trying to get her hands on a case of 2 girl gone missing in Thailand. During her journey she can't help but remember her son, he son left 2 years ago to Thailand but never returned nor sent any emails, disappeared almost.

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Gaylagal2
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It's Sunday morning and I've been awake since 3AM, reading in my favorite (very old) fluffy robe and finishing this amazing book. The Suspect is so worth your time and in my personal opinion is Fiona Barton's best novel yet!
I won't post any spoilers here, but just read the first couple of chapters and see if your hooked 🤓

kstadt929 I have had this on my TBR for a while! I need to bring it out!! 3y
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Gaylagal2
Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Another beautiful fall Sunday reading on the porch..my favorite place 🤙 Where's your favorite place on Sunday to read?
#Sundays #sundayreading #fall

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Gaylagal2
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First fall bonfire in the backyard this year. Loving it!
#saturdayreads 🤙🤓

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LMJenkins
Suspect | Fiona Barton
Bailedbailed

Not finishing this one......I have piles of unread books that I‘m dying to get into and though I always feel regretful to not finish a book, this one is just not holding my interest.

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Gaylagal2
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🎃 The Suspect
🎃 Black
🎃 Saw a mated pair of bald eagles fly over our home and then perch in a tree in our front field.
🎃 I can whistle very loud (without my fingers) and snap my fingers. 😁
🎃 @Jee_HookedOnBookz
 @sprainedbrain
#friyayintro
@howjessreads

Crazeedi Number 3, how awesome!! 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you for thinking of me, Gayla! ❤️ ❤️ Guess I'm too late for this now 😅 3y
Gaylagal2 @Jee-hookedonbookz next time my friend. I'll watch out for swaps and you watch to ok? 🤓😁 And well both sign up!😁 3y
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Gaylagal2 oki doki my friend! If it's a good swap! I'm kinda trying to stay away from swaps at the moment 😅 3y
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Gaylagal2
Suspect | Fiona Barton
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So a severe thunderstorm just woke me out of a sound sleep, and I made some coffee. My country Walmart finally got this new Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte creamer and I snatched up the last one. Let me tell you....this shit is awesome!!! I'm picky about some of this stuff, but you've got to try it☕️ It is sweet, so a little goes a long way. Great coffee/book companion. Worth the every penny of the $4.89 I paid...LOL!😄👌
#litsycoffee

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Gaylagal2
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It's a cloudy, cool Sunday morning here. Me and my granddog Maggie are hanging out and doing a lot of reading....perfection! Isn't she adorable?❤️ She's Shih Tzu and Yorkie. What a combo....lol. I'm completely and totally in love with her🐾🥰

#dogsoflitsy #sunday

mcipher What a cutie! Her fur looks so soft. 💗 3y
Gaylagal2 @mcipher OH it's super soft! And she just loves to be petted and talked to🥰 3y
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Gaylagal2
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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☕️Coffee
?Fiction
?Light
?Dogs
. Oracle
?Practice and Story
?Plants
?If going by Cardinal, I'd have to say East: "Beginnings" Animal-Eagle, Element-Air, Crystal-Celestite and Citrine.

#basicwitchswap

@sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 3y
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OutsmartYourShelf
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Although this is third in a series, it‘s the first one I‘ve read & it works pretty well as a stand-alone. It unfolds from the viewpoints of several characters: the police detective, the journalist, mother of one of the missing girls, & from one of the girls themselves.

It had plenty of twists & turns & I mostly liked the ending. I would definitely read more from this author. 4🌟

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perfectsinner
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Bailedbailed

I DNF this after 22 chapters/120 pages
It was my first attempt with this author, but I just really couldn't bring myself to care about any of it, and I felt it was really dragging.

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DHill
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Started this audio the other day and I‘m having a really hard time getting into it. It might be clearer in print but the shifting POV is hard to follow and the story is a bit dull.

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collegecatlady
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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#bookhaul from a trip to McKays in Nashville

#catsoflitsy

ephemeralwaltz If Beale street could talk 🔥 3y
Ruthiella Ooh! So jealous of that copy of We Cast a Shadow! That‘s sounds like it will be entertaining and thought provoking. (edited) 3y
collegecatlady @Ruthiella I am super excited for that one! Dystopian and sci-fi are my great loves 3y
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britt_brooke Oh, McKay‘s. It overwhelms me, but it‘s fantastic! 3y
collegecatlady @britt_brooke I love how large it is! It allows me to spend a couple of hours of me time on myself! 3y
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everfree7
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Liked it!

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everfree7
The Suspect | Fiona Barton

I‘m enjoying this one...halfway through, and it‘s getting good.

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everfree7
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This one sounds really good. I hope it doesn‘t disappoint!

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QuietMornings
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LOVED IT. 👏🏼

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crazyspine
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This is probably my least favorite of the series, but doesn't mean it's bad; the other two were just so good.

Mirazzles The other two were so good! This one is still on my list though :) 4y
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Brewychock48
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Reading a good book,drinking coffee,and doing laundry bag n a rainy Sunday..

Brewychock48 Well, I am on page244....out of 402 pages. I just started it yesterday..wow..this is a Pick for me. I highly recommend this book. Very suspenseful ,with a bu 4y
Brewychock48 With quite a cast of characters. Sorry about the post before this,I was editing and accidentally hit send,lol. 4y
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Brewychock48
The Suspect | Fiona Barton

I just started this book. Has anyone else read it or reading it now? So far it is good.

Brewychock48 Ok,just finished chapter 20..🤔🤔 things ate getting pretty interesting.. 4y
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Brenda
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Current audiobook 🎧📚

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Andrew65
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I do love Fiona Barton‘s writing and have enjoyed all three books, but I think this one would be my favourite. Great to see this written from the perspective of The Victim, The Mother, The Detective and the Journalist. This book was so difficult to put down and would strongly recommend it. Tension, Suspense, twists. In the main I worked it out but that didn‘t spoil my reading enjoyment. People intent on gap years should read this! Or not! 😱😳

Brewychock48 I agree. I loved the different perspectives,really got to see things through there eyes. This was a thrilling read 4y
Andrew65 @Brewychock48 I do like her jobs, feel different and fresh. 4y
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Andrew65
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Starting The Suspect by Fiona Barton. Really enjoyed The Widow and The Child so hoping this will be just as good.

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JeaMar82
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Started The Suspect by Fiona Barton today. Tempted to start The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare too but I already have 3 books going 🙈😂

cewilf I‘m in the same boat! But gave in to The Bane Chronicles 😂 4y
JeaMar82 @cewilf I think I'm going to cave in too 😂 4y
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OwlReadWithYou
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Started this one towards the end of my vacation and couldn‘t put it down! I love how Fiona jumps from character to character in her books and this one made me want to keep reading!! The plot was awesome and I didn‘t know what was coming next!!

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Kappadeemom
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Books in which young women take off a gap year to explore Thailand always make me nervous 😳 #Itsthemominme

Eggs Especially in Fiona Barton‘s world... 4y
rretzler 😻 4y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 4y
Kappadeemom @Eggs yes!!! 4y
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tonyahoswalt
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This was a satisfying mystery read, though I did not like the mothers, Lesley and Jenny. Bleh, could have slapped them a few times. I know they were grieving, but still, don't have to be annoying. Anyway, good stuff.

#mystery #catsoflitsy

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candc320
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This was a wonderful audiobook! I really enjoyed how it switched off between three different narrators to tell the three different POVs (the reporter, the detective, and one of the missing girls). While I can‘t say that any of the twists and turns were huge shockers I did still really enjoy hearing it all unfold! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Andrew65
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The latest book by Fiona Barton is available for 99p in the U.K. at the moment on a variety of platforms. If you like psychological suspense books I throughly recommend this based on her other books, The Widow and The Child, which were excellent reads.

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EadieB
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Two 18yo girls go missing in Thailand. Journalist, Kate Waters, wants to be first to the story but she can‘t help but think of her own son that left home 2 years ago to travel. Barton‘s new book shows that danger can lie closer to home than you might think. I enjoyed Baron‘s other books, The Widow and The Child and Suspect does not disappoint. This book is every mother‘s nightmare. Recommended to those who like psychological suspense with a twist.

Andrew65 This is also in my library stack! 😂 (edited) 4y
EadieB @Andrew65 Enjoy! 4y
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Busha1984
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fiona Shaw is an author I have really enjoyed reading. I appreciate how she is able to continue using her two main characters, Kate Waters and DI Sparkes, through her books without repeating storylines.
I enjoyed the twists in The Suspect and bringing Kate's son, Jake, into the story gave this an extra level of suspense. However, I did feel that this book was a touch on the long side and that some of the "tracking" could have been edited out.

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guinsgirlreads
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Some parts were guessable in this one, but I still always enjoy her books. More dialogue than fluff.