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Sneak Peek Sunday is a weekly meme created by Kim @It’s All About The Thrill, Christina @ Recipe and A Read and I where we give a peek into our thoughts for a book not yet published or we give a peek into an anticipating upcoming group read. It’s a great way to share thoughts on a book not yet published.

Today we are sharing our thoughts for The Suspect by Fiona Barton. 

We read this one in our Instagram group as well as in the Traveling Sister Group. I know we are all over the place at times with our group reads but as you all know we love our group reads and want to discuss our reads with everyone. This chat is still ongoing on Instragam and Christina will be joining in this week. So if you have this one to read before publication date, and are on Instagram pop on over to our travelingfriendsreads account and let us know if you would like to join in.

Expected Publication Date: January 22, 2019

From Goodreads

The new must-read standalone crime thriller from the author of Sunday Times bestseller, The Widow, and the Richard & Judy No. 1 bestseller, The Child – featuring unforgettable journalist, Kate Waters.

The police belonged to another world – the world they saw on the television or in the papers. Not theirs.

When two eighteen-year-old girls go missing on their gap year in Thailand, their families are thrust into the international spotlight: desperate, bereft and frantic with worry. 

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, who she hasn’t seen in two years since he left home to go traveling. This time it’s personal.

And 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 . . .

Now on to our thoughts

Brenda’s thoughts

The Suspect explores one of my worst fears as a parent. That reality that we can’t keep our adult children safe and the fear of them becoming lost to us and not only by the dangers around them but also lost to us by not knowing where or how they are really doing.  I turned those pages as fast as I could and was so immersed in my own thoughts and questions those twists snuck up on me and I was left thinking wow a few times throughout this story.

Norma’s thoughts

Intriguing premise, short chapters & a suspenseful mystery!
FIONA BARTON delivers an entertaining and interesting read here that is told through multiple perspectives with chapter headings labeled “The Reporter”, “The Mother”, “The Detective” and “Bangkok Day ?” from Alex, one of the missing girls.  I really enjoy and love this format but I felt like there was something missing though to make me really connect and feel for these characters. I found Alex’s perspective the most interesting and would have liked to have read more of her story.  

Lindsay’s thoughts

An extremely addictive, twisty and fast-paced journey.
I am so sad to be finished this novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thrilling and suspenseful story, where I hungrily devoured every single word in extreme anticipation of what would happen next.   The characters, setting and storyline pulled me right in from page one. Each chapter left me feeling an urgent need to continue on and fit another chapter in. I loved Kate Waters and DI Sparkes!   I enjoyed their personalities and thought their personal side stories really enhanced the novel.

Dana’s thoughts

Once again Fiona Barton gives her readers a wild ride! I very much enjoyed Kate Waters character in both The Widow & The Child so was looking forward to following her journey in The Suspect. This was a fast-paced read with a great set of characters, some extremely likable, others not so much … but I’ll let the readers find out for themselves 😉 

For Kim’s Sneak Peek @It’s All About The Thrill

For Christina’s Sneak Peek @Recipe And A Read

Have you read this one? Adding it to your TBR list? Drop us comment! We would love to hear from you!

13 thoughts on “Sneak Peek Sunday: The Suspect by Fiona Barton #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      It was really good! Hope you love it!

      Liked by 1 person

  1. Wow that’s a pretty amazing verdict! We’ll probably hear a lot about this novel!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jenchaos76 says:

    This sounds creepy. I am terrified of something happening to my kids.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Yes – it is a gripping and potential stress inducing book for parents! Even though the concept is terrifying, I loved it!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Going to be reading this one soon. Glad you all enjoyed it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Marialyce!!!!


  4. I have this one on my TBR and I’m really looking forward to it. So glad you like it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope you love it Myndi! ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Tiffany says:

    This book seems like it might stress me out too much. It sounds incredibly written, if I knew it had a happy ending I would grab onto it. I just have to also mention the picture of the book is well photographed and left me smiling (Nice one B).

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I think she took a pretty awesome picture too!

      Liked by 1 person

  6. carhicks says:

    You have all intrigued me with this one. I read one in this series and need to catch up. It sounds wonderful.


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