Throwback Thursday – The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald


Throwback Thursday is a meme created by Renee at It’s Book Talk to share old favorite books rather than just the new shiny ones. This is a great idea to bring back to life some much-loved books. Please feel free to join in.

My choice for this week is: 


The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald 


Published September 5th, 2013 by Faber Faber


Goodreads Description:

He’s gone. And telling the truth won’t bring him back…

When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world.

Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other.

Finally, Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right?

The Cry is a dark psychological thriller with a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.



My Thoughts:

I’ve recently started watching the BBC series based on this book.  I thought this was a great novel and I was really excited to see it was made into a TV series. I’ve watched the first two episodes and I am enjoying it so far.

I had a hard time getting anything done while reading this book. It grabbed me right from the first scene.

Every parent’s worst nightmare.

A baby has gone missing…. 

I thought this was a fantastic read, with many excellent twists and turns. Well written with a captivating plot that held my attention from start to finish.

This book is definitely one that I would read again.

I’m looking forward to watching the rest of the series too!


Have you read this novel or are you watching the series? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

12 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday – The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald

  1. Ha! I’ve had this on the TBR since it was published and still haven’t got around to reading it. And now I can’t watch the TV series till after I read the book… 😉 Thanks for reminding me of it – I shall shove it up the priority list!

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  2. Honestly, I haven’t even heard of it! And as soon as I read “Australia” and “missing baby”, I flashed back to Meryl Streep screaming “the dingo took my baby!”. Because I’m crazy like that. 😉

    In all seriousness (not that I wasn’t, all of the above actually occurred, I promise you!), this sounds like a really interesting read, and the fact that you are coming back to recommend it says a lot. Adding it to my Goodreads recommended shelf. 🙂

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