Kathryn Croft The Girl You Lost: A gripping psychological thriller


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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 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? Read what people are saying about The Girl You Lost ‘A very clever, dangerous and twist-filled thriller.’ Book Addict Shaun ‘The suspense is epic in Kathryn Croft’s latest novel. The fear and dread she generates is for me what makes her one of THE best thriller writers. The shocks just keep coming and the ending is just how I wanted to it to be. It’s just perfect.’Postcard Reviews ‘A powerhouse of emotions . . . Put simply, it’s wickedly engaging, and one I’d absolutely recommend.’ Little Bookness Lane ‘Had me gripped from the first few pages, and at no point does the story disappoint. Love a good twist? This is the ULTIMATE thriller.’ The Bookshelf Blog ‘You can't help but be totally gripped by the whole story line . . . you will not want to put it down. With twists and turns a plenty, this is one compelling read that you will not want to miss.’ By the Letter Book Reviews ‘Wow, I am still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after this ending. It is so creepy crazy. There was absolutely no way I saw the ending coming . . . I'm still stunned and I finished reading the book 30 minutes ago and I've had two cigarettes! . . . This was one thrilling ride . . . I strongly in all sincerity recommend this book!’ The Reading Room ‘This is the best book I think I have read in a long time. I was completely hooked from start to finish . . . made me cry, laugh, scream, beg, and plead at the characters within this book and kept me guessing right till the end. Amazing!!!! If you only read one book in your life. Make it this one.’ Joss Dreaming of Publication ‘An absolutely gripping, nail-biting psychological thriller. Keeps you guessing till the very end.’ Any Excuse to Read ‘OMG it is good, it is better than good it is mind-blowing . . . I absolutely loved it and devoured this in one evening. I simply could not put it down . . . I was on the edge of my seat having palpitations . . . This is one hell of a gripping story so if you love psychological thrillers then this is a must read for 2016. I am giving this an easy 5 massive well-deserved stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews ‘This book really surprised me. Considering the fact that I have read more thriller books and watched more thriller/mystery shows than I can count I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that nothing could surprise me any more. Guess what?? This book has taught me there are still books out there in the mystery genre that could surprise me . . . I would recommend this book to all the mystery lovers out there. I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a thriller/mystery genre book this much.’ Nair the Critique ‘Oh my gosh! What a stunning story. I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it over a weekend . . . Giving a 5 star rating has never been easier.’ StefLoz Book Blog</

Gute Story aber die Charaktere handeln unglaubwürdig und es fehlt an emotionaler Tiefe

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  • Kathryn Croft - The Girl You Lost

    The Girl You Lost: A gripping psychological thriller


    14. February 2016 um 06:29

    18 years ago, Simone’s 6-month-old daughter was abducted and never found. When a young woman, Grace, now approaches her and tells he she believes that she is her daughter, Simone is caught between disbelieve, fear and happiness. After only a couple of hours together and a strange story Grace tells her about how she found out, Simone’s life is turned upside down and she finds herself in the middle of a search not only for the truth about what happened almost two decades ago, but also in a murderous connection with opponents who are much stronger and reckless than she can imagine. The story about a child being abducted and then so much time later clues to what could really have happened already is a gripping plot from an emotional point of view. However, what Kathryn Croft makes of it is much more than just this. She extends her story more and more, building a net of side plots which are even more interesting and thrilling and combines them all in an astonishing way to solve the case in a most unexpected way. Focusing on protagonist and accompanying Simone in her search gives the reader the opportunity to go through different mental states from happiness to the highest fear, anger and compassion. All in all, a psychological thriller which can keep its promises with a lot of suspense and many twists and turns which constantly provide new developments.

  • Return of the lost daughter

    The Girl You Lost: A gripping psychological thriller


    07. February 2016 um 12:07

    It’s hard to write about this book without spoilers. It has a lot of twists and turns and there are a lot of characters you have to deal with. The book got me right from the beginning, but the more I read the more I became irritated. Why is nobody calling the police? All characters lack emotions. They all seem so distant to the story. Simone is making one strange decision after another. She never follows one lead until the end, she always gets distracted from something else. And a lot of things happen quite handy for the story. People just open up to her, telling her immediately what she wants to know. And there are also some holes in the story, for example Grace’s lost mobile phone which Simone never stops to call. And why is Simone never really worrying that something bad could have happened to Grace? She is running around looking for her and for someone she suspects but she seems not really to be worried. There are a lot of questions like that in the book. The characters just don’t react appropriate. I think the book has quite potential. The story idea is good. I also liked the writing. But the story is just full of accidents and stupid decisions. It is just an unbelievable story. I saw the final twist coming. As soon as Sienna was introduced to the story I had a feeling about that twist.  One the other hand it was a fast read. The story is not bad, so you can rush through and just consume it. I won’t say that I did not like the book. It was ok but I think I could have been better when the characters would have been more real, more emotional

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