A Stranger in the Family: A Novel of Suspense is the second book by Barnard (the other one was The Last Post) that I've read, and I've found both of them enjoyable and a little off-beat.
When Kit Philipson learns from his dying mother that his birth name was Novello, he begins a search for his birth parents, learning along the way that his adoption was a result of an abduction in Sicily in 1989.
Determined to discover more, Kit locates his biological mother and meets his siblings, but finds more questions than answers. The suspense is low-key, not edge-of-your seat.
Ficion. Mystery? Suspense? 2010. 250 pages.