I owe you guys a few race recaps, coming your way later this week! But in the meantime, I want to recap the latest book that I read. In case you missed it, I have a goal this year to read one book per month and after slacking off a bit early on, I’m on a great track to get there! 

Here are my recent reads: 


My last few books have been from Book of the Month, as I subscribed earlier this year and have quite a few books to catch up. Considering we are three days into October, there may be a chance that I actually get through more than one book this month! Fingers crossed.

Book review: The Child by Fiona Barton | Crazy Running Girl

Anyways, on to the book —> The Child by Fiona Barton

Here is a quick synopsis for reference:

As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers human remains, 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 has been found at the building site?

As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A child 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…


When I first started reading this book, about 100 pages in, I thought that I had the plot all figured out. It was still really intriguing because of the way that the author wrote about the characters, so I was hooked. And surprise! I really didn’t have a clue what was happening in the book after all, which I was happy to uncover at the end. 

Like my last few reads, I flew through “The Child” once I got started — it was perfect for reading while I was in Canada (I love these type of books for travel) and super entertaining. I think I would probably give this one 4 out of 5 stars… it was that good! And, I would highly recommend if you are looking for a quick read that gets you thinking. 🙂 


What’s the best book you’ve read this year? What are you reading right now? 

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