Arc Review: The Girl You Lost

The Girl You LostThe Girl You Lost By Kathryn Croft

Goodreads synopsis: Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back…

A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.

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

My Review: I was lucky to get a copy of this last year from Netgalley. I just want to thank them for that. I sadly didn’t get a chance to read it but I finally decided I was going to give it a chance and I am so glad I did.

The story is about this couple, Simone Porter and Matt Porter whose six-month-old baby, Helena, was taken from them. One day this young woman named Grace ends up telling Simone she believes she is her daughter. This sends Simone on a wild goose chase for the truth.

I really enjoyed how right away the story throws you into everything that is happening. I felt like I was on roller coaster the whole time. It starts out fast and has some slow moments but then picks up all over again. I have to say I was not expecting to like it as much as I did but the author did a great job of letting the story unfold.

I also enjoyed that the story was told from different perspectives. The one perspective is from Simone. Simone is doing whatever she can to find out more about Grace and what really happened the day her life turned upside down. The other perspective would appear every once in a while. This perspective is very secretive. You have no idea who this person is until the very end. This perspective was a lot more graphic and shocking. It was very disturbing at times but it was enjoyable because it ended up getting to me. I wasn’t expecting things to go there but that is what made the story more enjoyable to me.

The main thing I didn’t like about this book is Simone. The whole time she is doing this investigation trying to find out what really happened, she leaves her husband in the dark. There were so many times when I would be reading and I kept saying over and over in my head why not just tell him. I understand she didn’t want to involve him but I just thought it was the right thing to do.

I would highly recommend this book. It has plenty of shocking twists and turns in it. It is graphic and disturbing at times which I wasn’t expecting. A great suspense/ mystery book that will keep you on your toes. I will be checking out the other books from this author. I just need some recover time from this one.

Overall: 5/5 stars

 

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