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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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  • 15-07-2021

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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  • 23-06-2021

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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