The Suspect by Fiona Barton – Blog Tour Review.

About The Book

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft, and frantic with worry. What were the girls up to before they disappeared? 

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, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, since he left home to go travelling. 

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…

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. The Suspect is the third book in the series that features DI Bob Sparkes and journalist Kate Waters. Bob appears a lot less in this book, he has other things to concentrate on. But Kate features heavily. Whilst the mystery of the two missing girls is a big story she also has a personal connection. 

There are various narratives. The Detective, the Reporter, the Mother and Alex who is one of the missing girls. Because the reader is aware of some of Alex’s story it was pretty upsetting. How the excitement of backpacking is short lived and nothing like she expected it to be. But, her account was the most fascinating.

I have to admit, I do have a problem with the type of journalists who feature in this novel. The ones who stand on a doorstep desperate for a story, ignoring the heartache that a loved one will be going through. Kate admits that she has been one of them in the past but her personal connection shows her exactly how it feels to be on the other side of the door and she soon realises how hard it is. 

Whilst I did have a good idea what had happened I wasn’t correct about everything, there were a few surprises. This is the type of fiction that the author does so well. Always keeping something back, and it’s always something that gives you plenty to think about.

The Suspect is my favourite in the series so far, and I am really intrigued about what might happen next.

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