BOOKS

The Stolen Child

Sanjida Kay

RRP: £7.99

7 September 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396925

RRP: £4.99

6 April 2017

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781782396932

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.

Seven years later, the family has moved to Yorkshire and grown in number: a wonderful surprise in the form of baby Ben. As a working mum it’s not easy for Zoe, but 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…

REVIEWS

The Stolen Child captivated me, terrified me and left me deeply moved.Holly Seddon

Gut-wrenching... The Stolen Child succeeds as both a fast-paced thriller and a haunting tale of a fragile family.Peter Swanson

Beautiful terse writing and the build to the shattering climax is palpable.Peter James

This story grips to the very last page as it explores every parent's worst nightmare... I couldn't put it down.Amanda Jennings

A gripping and totally unpredictable story
Daily Mail

In this chilling story of fragile family bonds and obsessive love the unforgiving West Yorkshire landscape becomes a character in its own right through Sanjida's vivid and atmospheric prose. Just wonderful.Nuala Elwood

Haunting and real... Sanjida Kay deftly explores dangerous, unthinkable questions as a mother fights an invisible force for the adopted child who is her own.Julia Heaberlin

An excellent piece of work [that] triumphs both as an edge-of-the-seat whodunnit and a psychologically perceptive study of the impact of grief, loss and alienation.
Irish Sunday Independent

Utterly absorbingCrimereview.co.uk