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Summary

I stare at the newspaper article about a baby snatched from the back of a car 30 years ago and wonder why someone would post it through my door. Looking closer, my blood freezes. The little girl in the photo has an unusual scar - just like mine. I’ve never met anyone with one like it. Is this stolen child...me?

Trembling with shock, I know I have to confront my mother. My parents got me through a horrific accident, helped me find a job I love teaching art, and even with buying my own house. But was it all built on lies? 

She tells me the day I was born was the best day of her life, and I’m flooded with guilt for questioning her - but why do I catch her burning papers in the garden the next day?

Then I come home to find a woman sitting on my doorstep, covered in bruises and claiming she knows who abducted me. I don’t know if I can trust her - or if I’ll be the next to get hurt.

Because all the while, I’ve been hiding my own secret. Does whoever sent the article know what really happened the day of my accident? Desperate for the truth, I break into the house of my supposed kidnapper. Inside, I find a handwritten list of names. A shiver goes down my spine as I realise wasn’t the only child to be stolen.

Then I hear a key in the lock, and I know my life is in terrible danger....

An absolutely addictive story that will have you racing through and questioning everything you thought you knew about your family. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Lisa Jewell and Shari Lapena.

©2021 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2021 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.

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Good premise badly fleshed out.

Started well but lost it’s way. Gradually all that was good about it got buried in nonsense. Sad.

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Good story line

Enjoyed listening to this unusual story, had to keep listening, where was it going, how is it going to end. you can imagine this actually happening!

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Enjoyed kept my attention

From the first page the book kept my full attention. It was an Enjoyable read.

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Intriguing

Liked the story and the characters although found the ending a little sad for the mums who lost babies.
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  • 06-08-21

Suspenseful 5 Star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The drama is Intense. The story will grab you from the start. You will not want to stop listening, the mystery will Grow and Grow as the story unfolds. The story is A little Crazy and A little Scary, has Awesome Suspense & Mystery, with a little Sadness mixed in. Great characters you will never guess who did what and why.... Very Clever Plot...
Will make you appreciate your Mom. ❤
Narrator was Awesome. 👍
Excellent Excellent Author 👍

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  • Retro Gramma
  • 15-07-21

Great suspense story!

Loved the story. It keeps you guessing right up to the end. Begs the question, "What makes a parent?"

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  • Susanna
  • 02-03-22

Drawn out with no clever revelations

I'm very surprised by the high ratings for this book. It had no exciting twists and kept taking you down alleys that added nothing to the book. The writing is decent enough, but the story wasn't there.

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  • Tammi Damm
  • 10-10-21

Decent enough

I read the girl who returned " 1st and liked it better. this was a decent enough story but I caught the ending way to soon. though the ending with Angel was unexpectedly hilarious!

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  • 09-08-21

Good story

The story was really good, it kept me reading. I love Alison Campbell's voice. She's so good at interpretig each character.