The Suspect by Fiona Barton || Book Review

The Suspect is the third book from Fiona Barton’s Kate Waters series.

Sometimes I take a chance and jump into a series in middle, or the end, and try my luck in liking the book or not.

Some series only work if you read them in order, and some give you enough background information in each book for them to make sense without needing to read books in order.
This is one of those books. It can even be read as a standalone because there is enough background given about the main characters to have context.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2019

Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

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 thinking of her own son, whom she hasn’t seen in two years, when he left home to travel.

As the case of the missing girls unfolds, they will all find that even when it seems far away, danger can lie closer to home than one might think…


The pace wasn’t fast or slow but some parts of the book did progress slowly enough to feel like you might lose some interest, but saved with a last moment attempt to add a twist.

Some of the twists didn’t come as a surprise and they were easily predictable close to the halfway mark already. Others weren’t really twists but just pieces of the puzzle in the book coming together. There were wow moments that didn’t live it up.

I’m fine with multiple point of views in books as long as they are well-written and the switches flow smoothy, and this book handled the case very well. The book switches between four point of views and they work well if you focus on timelines and who is saying what.

The real clear theme of the book is a mother’s love for her child and the lengths she will go to, to protect them.


I enjoyed reading the book, but I didn’t overly love it.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.84 on GoodReads. I gave it a 4.

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