Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in return for an honest review.
The setting is London, where a baby’s skeleton is found during the demolition of some old homes. It’s determined that the baby was buried sometime in the 1980’s, and a reporter decides to investigate. The story is then told from multiple viewpoints, and there are some intricate plot weavings . However, this book seemed to go on so much longer than necessary. I thought this of Fiona Barton’s first book, The Widow, which had a plot twist but took an interminable time to get there. Having my suspicions about who the baby belonged to, I kept reading. Must admit also that I love the English dialog, and learned a new word or two (my favorite being fug to indicate a warm and stuffy atmosphere).
While it was interesting, I could have put it down at any point. There is so much unnecessary detail that my mind started to wander at times. Overall, not bad, but make sure you have a lot of time to invest before you read this one. It’s a mystery, but I wouldn’t classify it as a thriller as it was so easy to figure out.