The real nightmare starts when her daughter is returned…
A bone-chilling psychological thriller that will suit fans of Daughter, by Jane Shemilt, and The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins.
A girl is missing. Five years old, taken from outside her school. She has vanished, traceless.
The police are at a loss; her parents are beyond grief. Their daughter is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps enslaved.
But the biggest mystery is yet to come: one week after she was abducted, their daughter is returned.
She has no memory of where she has been. And this, for her mother, is just the beginning of the nightmare.
Clare's Review 4 of 5 StarsThis is a tale that would haunt any parent’s worst dreams. When Julia’s daughter goes missing after being abducted from her school, Julia is left distraught, terrified and guilty. An already failing marriage is put under more strain, when suddenly the child returns, seemingly unharmed. This is followed by more revelations and twists that the reader will not see coming, especially as we approach the end of the story. Any parent’s worst nightmare, this could actually happen. I enjoyed the story although I did find it deeply disturbing, it was well written and kept me hooked all the way through. I felt sorry for Julia who suffers from terrible guilt and although I felt I knew who was responsible, I was still shocked at the ending.
Claire's Review 5 of 5 StarsAfter getting caught up at work, Julie is late to pick her five year old daughter Anna from school. A decision that she would always regret when her daughter goes missing and is abducted, but the real trauma doesnt begin until Anna is returned. Its hard to say too much without spoilers, but the book is gripping and emotional, A must read!
Although I found this book rather predictable, and could easily guess the outcome, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. After Anna is very well written and keeps you turning the page, needing to find out what happens next.