Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey took me awhile to get into because I was so torn. I didn’t know what side to be on – which made it a very interesting read. The writing was solid and I felt like I could understand the main characters. While the plot felt far-fetched and some main things weren’t exactly flushed out (Sarah’s relationship with Ethan and her mother), I did enjoy this “thriller” although it took me much longer to read than normal. I would recommend it to psychological thriller fans. 3 stars. This book took me 4 hours to read. Thank you to Netgalley and St Martin’s Press for my copy!
Emma Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes, brown hair. Missing since June.
Emma is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.
Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Kidnapper.
Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal. When a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her—far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?
Amy Townsend. Unhappy wife. Unfit mother. Unsure whether she wants her daughter back.
Amy’s life is a string of disappointments, but her biggest issue is her inability to connect with her daughter. And now Emma is gone without a trace.
As Sarah and Emma avoid the nationwide hunt, they form an unshakeable bond. But what about Emma’s real mother, back at home?