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 baby 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?
Having read and hugely enjoyed The Girl with No Past (read my review here), another novel by Kathryn Croft, I knew I wanted to read her new offering, The Girl You Lost. I’m glad I did- it turned out to be another addictive psychological thriller!
The characters Croft has created are interesting and convincing, and though Grace makes some questionable decisions at times, you still know it’s because she’s so desperate to find out whether Helena is her daughter or not, and that desperation propels her into not only lying to her loving husband, but putting herself and others in danger too…
The story is really gripping, though a little far fetched at times- but then again, this is a thriller so that’s to be expected (and relished)! I really enjoyed reading about Grace’s struggle and the mystery surrounding what had happened to Helena and who she really was, as well as trying to work out who was lying and who wasn’t!
There’s twists, turns and lots of suspense- all in all, a great new offering from Kathryn Croft, who is definitely an author to watch!
* Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy of this novel in return for an honest review! *
Have you read any of Kathryn Croft’s novels? If so, what did you think?