“I’ve been trying to think about what happened. Trying to make sense of it,” she said. “I thought I’d come back to where it began. With the baby…”
Synopsis: As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, 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 is the Building Site Baby?
As Kate investigates, she unearths connections to a crime that rocked the city decades earlier: A newborn baby 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…
Review: I really enjoyed the book, it was fast paced & I was really into the book from the beginning. The book switches between the POVs of Emma, Jude, Kate & Angela (also, towards the end, chapters do have Will’s POV). The book really portrayed the extremes some people can go to for love & the twists had me floored. Imagining Angela going through the trauma & years of agony upon discovering that her baby had gone missing, broke my heart & it terrified me. The way the story unfolded was wow.
“Did you know if you test the mitochondria, our DNA can be matched with our ancestors? Well, through the maternal line to our great-grandmothers. And if you do Y-STR profiling, you can do the male line. All our closest relatives – parents, uncles, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandparents – will match. They share the same DNA markers.”
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The story unfolds to a core surrounding rape with the victim drugged & involving photographic evidence, that’s not an enormous spoiler but it’s part of what happens so thought I would put that out. Also, Will is such a bastard. NOBODY ASKS TO BE RAPED! The amount of times I wanted to kill him: