My review of The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft

Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.

When I saw that Kathryn’s second book was coming out I knew I had to get my hands on a copy after her thrilling previous book, The Girl with No Past.  The tag line drew me in immediately (how could it not) and I found myself gripped from the first chapter through to the end wanting to know what would happen to Simone, Matt and Grace.

The book was tagged as being a sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller and I couldn’t agree more – what a fantastic book!!

Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them.   Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace – and can Simone trust her?

When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her daughter and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.  Simone is inching closer to the truth but it’ll take her into dangerous and disturbing territory.

Simone lost her baby. Will she lose her life trying to find her?

This book is a cracking read.  The characters Kathryn has written are brilliant – they work so well together and you could feel the torment that Simone was facing, the writing flows and just takes you along with the story.  I thought I had guessed the ending and was partly right but even I didn’t fully expect what happened and used a few choice words the more it unravelled – definitely 5 stars from me and I am looking forward to the next book, if the last two are anything to go by, it will be another 5 star best seller, and I for one, can’t wait!!

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