Book Title: The Girl You Lost
Author: Kathryn Croft
Genres: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Date Read: 01/14/16
I’d like to thank Netgalley, Kathryn Croft, and Bookouture for my copy in exchange for an honest and fair review.
I knew before starting this it was going to be difficult to top The Girl with No Past, but I’ll be darned if I didn’t enjoy this one even more! This book not only had fantastic twists and turns, it had all the feels and emotions of something much deeper than your typical suspense novel.
Simone Porter and her husband Matt become unexpectedly pregnant at a very young age while in university, but are convinced life couldn’t be better. Then, when their daughter Helena is only 6 months old, their lives are forever changed by her abduction. Eighteen years later and still left with no answers, a young girl approaches Simone and believes she is the daughter they never gave up hope to find. What follows is an intense story of deception and how far a mother will go to protect the child she believes she has regained.
While shorter than the average book, this story takes off immediately and I found myself ferociously turning pages just to find out what happens next. While some aspects were entirely unbelievable, I don’t think it took away from the overall plot and my reading experience. I thoroughly enjoyed how the author would reveal little snippets of answers to the many mysteries surrounding the overall big picture slowly; I would figure one thing out and it would spur me on to keep reading to find out even more. Again, another well done novel and I’m looking forward to more in the future!