The Child

The Child

Audiobook CD - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"The author of the stunning New York Times bestseller The Widow returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense. As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. For journalist Kate Waters, it's a story that deserves attention. She cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building Site Baby? As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby was stolen from the maternity ward in a local hospital and was never found. Her heartbroken parents were left devastated by the loss. But there is more to the story, and Kate is drawn--house by house--into the pasts of the people who once lived in this neighborhood that has given up its greatest mystery. And she soon finds herself the keeper of unexpected secrets that erupt in the lives of three women--and torn between what she can and cannot tell"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781524779924
Branch Call Number: CD FIC Barto 9 discs
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (11.5 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording
audio file,CD audio
Additional Contributors: Penguin Audio (Firm) - Publisher


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Aug 13, 2018

I just finished listening to the book in its entirety and found all the readers understandable, character distinct, and appropriate for their parts. I did listen at speed 1.25 so nobody spoke too slowly. I highly recommend this audio version.
The plot is very well told. I love to be surprised and was!

Jul 19, 2018

I heard this novel is great but I couldn't listen to more than an hour of the audiobook because one of the reader's accents is so irritating. I would recommend reading it vs. listening unless slow, cockney English accents don't bother you.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at IPL

To Top