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About The Book
Thirteen years ago Olivia Adams went missing. Now she’s back… or is she?
When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cosy English village?
Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it’s her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been – and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon?
If she’s an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child’s own mother – and why?
Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried.
An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page.
What struck me most about this book is that I went on a very different journey than what I felt I was going to get. Unlike many thrillers, this one, in my opinion, is not fast paced and edge of your seat gripping. It took its time so that you are completely absorbed. It was a brilliant read. For me, this book felt like an analysis of the ripples of trauma. We are often so quick to want to know the effect it has on the immediate victim. But what about all the other people who are affected by it? What happens to those people who have had to rebuild their lives and carry on?
In this book, we are introduced to a small village with a small but tight-knit community. As you can tell from the title, a girl was taken and then she returns. But instead of wondering what her story was and focusing on what happened to her. Our attention is drawn in by the effect her disappearance had on those around her. The hole she left in the village is thoroughly examined and I was fascinated. It makes this book very unique in that I was more interested in the lives of the people in this town than I was about the main character. She was more my conduit into the lives of these people and the effect her disappearance had had on them.
Although I knew she was hiding something and I had figured out what it was early on, I didn’t care. I was thriving on learning the ins and outs of the place and the people in it. I am normally an action craving reader but I was pulled in by this writer’s characterisations and world building. I really enjoyed this novel and I loved the ending it was gratifying and climactic. I wouldn’t hesitate to read another book by this unique and talented author
About the Author
Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.
He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.
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