The Girl You Lost by Kathryn Croft

‘The Girl You Lost’ is a chilling read!Every parent’s nightmare! Matt and Simone’s six month old baby girl Helena, out in her pushchair, walking in the park with her grandma disappears, without any explanation, without a trace. Distraught, the parents slowly begin to get on with their lives, haunted by the knowledge that their baby daughter was never found, either dead or alive, never quite accepting that she is gone, and forever wondering if she is still out there, somewhere!

Fast forward eighteen years, and a young woman called Grace approachs Simone out of nowhere claiming to have information about Helena, the baby girl that was lost, and inexplicably carrying a soft toy exactly like the one that belonged to her daughter. Having reignited Simone’s urge to find out what happened to Helena, Grace suddenly vanishes.

Determined to get to the bottom of what has happened to Grace, and believing her to be linked in some way to the disappearance of her daughter, Simone committs herself to uncovering the truth.

In doing so Simone delves deeper and deeper into a dark, disturbing and violent world in which nobody is who they seem to be, and in which her own life is increasingly at risk.

I enjoyed this book; it gripped me and was very readable, however, I did at times feel it was a little far-fetched, and this tarnished is authenticity a little for me personally.

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