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March 6, 2015

STRANGER CHILD by Rachel Abbott



Rachel Abbott


(from Amazon)
One dark secret. One act of revenge.

When Emma Joseph met her husband David, he was a man shattered by grief.  His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road.  Just as tragically their daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident.  Now six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them.  She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.

Then a stranger walks into their lives, and their world tilts on its axis.  It seems it is time for justice to be served.

They say you should never trust a stranger.  Maybe  they're right.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3320 KB
  • Print Length: 356 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Black Dot Publishing Ltd (February 24, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00T6MDXA2

What could be a parent's worst nightmare?   Abduction of your child.   How could a person manage losing his wife in an accident and then the disappearance of his six year old daughter?  He finally remarried and has a son with his new wife.  What could be the shock of your life?  His daughter, now thirteen reappears.  The author wrote a heart beating and very strong thriller.  As we read the author gradually takes us over the previous years and what had happened to Natasha.    Then tragedy strikes again.  David's second child is taken.  Emma, his mother can't decide to involve the police or not.  Finally DCI Tom Douglas becomes involved.  The author writes about Tom's late brother Jack and how he fits into this story.
Ms. Abbott writes  complex and yet very believable thrillers and this book was no exception.  The book makes you stop and think, what would I do if this were to happen to me?  I just don't know if I'd have enough control to keep it together and find who has been doing these horrible things.  The plot is about an evil group of criminals who are in the dark underworld of child criminals.  As you read the book you don't know who you can trust and who you can't.  A page turner it definitely is.  You will be on the edge of your seat constantly.  The author wrote the book so well that you are there, you can see what is going on and in your mind you are trying to figure out if there are secrets that should be revealed.
This book could be either fact or fiction.  That is quite an accomplishment for an author.  You decide?

I received a complimentary copy of STRANGER CHILD from the author, Rachel Abbott for my view of the book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

Rachel AbbottBiography

Rachel published Only the Innocent in November 2011. It raced up the UK charts to reach the top 100 within 12 weeks and quickly hit the #1 spot in the Amazon Kindle chart (all categories) and remained there for four weeks.

Originally Only the Innocent was a self-published title, but since the success of the early version, the novel was re-edited and the new version was launched in the US by Thomas and Mercer in paperback, audio and Kindle versions on 5th February 2013, hitting the number one spot in the Kindle Store in August 2013. Her second book, The Back Road, was also published by Thomas and Mercer.

Her third book, Sleep Tight, was published in February 2014.

Rachel Abbott was born just outside Manchester, England. She spent most of her working life as the Managing Director of an interactive media company, developing software and websites for the education market. The sale of that business enabled her to fulfill one of her lifelong ambitions - to buy and restore a property in Italy.

Rachel now lives in Alderney - a beautiful island off the coast of France, and is now able to devote time to her other love - writing fiction. For more information, see Rachel's website, or follow her on Twitter.



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