Release date - 7th September 2017 (Paperback)
Book length - 336 pages
Publisher - atlantic-books.co.uk/corvus/
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
Zoe and Ollie Morley tried for years to have a baby and couldn't. They turned to adoption and their dreams came true when they were approved to adopt a little girl from birth. They named her Evie. In the days following Evie's birth the new parents watch anxiously as their precious daughter struggles - she is battling the severe effects of the drugs her birth mother was addicted to.
Seven years later, the family has moved to Zoe's native Yorkshire and grown in number: a wonderful surprise in the form of baby Ben, conceived naturally against the odds. Ollie is earning good money allowing Zoe to pursue her career as an artist. As a working mum it's not easy, but Zoe has an exhibition coming up and her reputation is growing. Life is good.
But then Evie begins to receive letters and gifts. The sender claims to be her birth father.
He has been looking for his daughter.
And now he is coming to take her back...
THE STOLEN CHILD by Sanjida Kay is a chilling and haunting tale of love, loss, and desperation, and will make you hold your little ones extra tight.
Zoe and Ollie finally have their beautiful little daughter, their beloved child that they have gone through so much to hold in their arms. It doesn't matter that she is adopted or that her mother was a drug addict. Evie is their little girl and they will love her with all of their hearts.
Fast forward seven years and Zoe and Ollie were even more blessed when they unexpectedly fell pregnant with Ben who is now two years old. Their little family is now complete with their daughter and son, and from the outside, they look like the perfect family. Zoe loves being a mum but she doesn't get to focus on her art as much as she would like, while Ollie is throwing himself into his career more and more. And Zoe worries about Evie sometimes as her little girl seems so angry and out of her reach. So when a fellow artist reaches out to Zoe, she blooms under his attention and yearns for the connection that seems to exist between them, while at the same time her husband seems to be moving further and further away from her. But when Zoe makes a terrifying discovery in her back garden, she must focus on her family more than ever before, because Evie's biological father has found them and he wants his little girl back. And he will do whatever he must to retrieve everything that was stolen from him.
THE STOLEN CHILD by Sanjida Kay is terrifying as we watch Zoe and Ollie's entire life fall apart piece by piece, and when their children are in danger, it literally made my skin crawl as it is every parent's worst nightmare. The drama and pace of this novel really worked for me and I was sure that I knew what was going to happen but I was wrong, and there are plenty of shocks and twists along the way that really kept it interesting from start to finish. I have to say that I didn't always like Zoe as there were times where I felt that she was selfish and acting stupidly, but that didn't stop me from empathising with her as her life unravelled around her.
THE STOLEN CHILD by Sanjida Kay is a gripping and compelling thriller that should definitely be on your reading list for this year.
Sanjida Kay is the author of psychological thrillers, 'Bone by Bone' and ''The Stolen Child', published by Corvus Books. She lives in Bristol with her husband and her daughter.
For more information:
Website - www.sanjida.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/SanjidaKay
Facebook - www.facebook.com/SanjidaKayAuthor/
Instagram - www.instagram.com/sanjida.kay/
*I want to thank the team at Corvus Books for the opportunity to review this book
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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