I was given the opportunity to read The Suspect by Fiona Barton through Penguin Publishing’s First to Read program. I’m usually not a huge suspense reader but I gave it a try and it did not disappoint. I loved the multiple points of view once I had the characters and there personalities down. The author did a nice job developing the characters so it was easy to differentiate story line I was reading.
When two young ladies go missing while on gap year in Thailand, news reporter Kate Waters dove head first into the details to secure the first report of the happenings. Kate takes a special interest in the girls case, even using her close friendship with the lead detective to gain insider information. The back story of Kate revealed that her son was also in Thailand and while not missing, Kate wasn’t sure where he was. She missed her son and that ache of a mothers heart helped her empathize with the girls parents. All of the parents would soon learn that they may have more in common than Thailand and missing children.
The Suspect was a quick read and kept me engaged. The beginning was a little slow full of details and back story but all pertinent information. Towards the middle the story sped up and I was grateful for those details.
I gave 3 stars on Goodreads.