The Stolen Child

The Stolen Child Zoe and Ollie Morley tried for years to have a baby and couldn t They turned to adoption and their dreams came true when they were approved to adopt a little girl from birth They named her Evie Seven

  • Title: The Stolen Child
  • Author: Sanjida Kay
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Zoe and Ollie Morley tried for years to have a baby and couldn t They turned to adoption and their dreams came true when they were approved to adopt a little girl from birth They named her Evie Seven years later, the family has moved to Yorkshire and grown in number a wonderful surprise in the form of baby Ben As a working mum it s not easy for Zoe, but life is good.Zoe and Ollie Morley tried for years to have a baby and couldn t They turned to adoption and their dreams came true when they were approved to adopt a little girl from birth They named her Evie Seven years later, the family has moved to Yorkshire and grown in number a wonderful surprise in the form of baby Ben As a working mum it s not easy for Zoe, but life is good But then Evie begins to receive letters and gifts The sender claims to be her birth father.He has been looking for his daughter And now he is coming to take her back

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    1. This is a dark, unsettling, and multilayered psychological thriller that dwells on every family's nightmares of their child going missing. In London, Zoe and Ollie Morley have seen their desperate dreams to have a child turn to ashes, pushing them to look towards adoption. They are blessed when they adopt baby Evie and so happy. Their circumstances change drastically as seven years later, they are living in Yorkshire, and have a surprise addition to their family in the form of naturally conceive [...]

    2. "The Stolen Child" written by Sanjida Kay is a well written and cleverly plotted psychological thriller. I haven't read anything by this author before but I am aware of how respected she is and how popular her previous novel "Bone By Bone" was. When Zoe and Ollie turn to adoption they feel their dreams have come true when they are approved to adopt a little girl from birth - Evie. Seven years later and a surprise baby for them both - Ben - coupled with a move to Yorkshire, life is good. But Evie [...]

    3. A couple adopt a baby girl and seven years later the birth father contacts the child to say he wants her back. This is a very good psychological thriller that keeps you guessing until the end. I had sympathy with this child, her birth parent and the adoptive family and I was hoping for a happy ending. I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for my e-copy in exchange for a honest review.

    4. The Stolen Child by Sanjida Kay is a psychological mystery set in atmospheric Yorkshire. Zoe and Ollie have adopted a little girl, Evie, after years of trying and failing to get pregnant. When Evie is seven, they are a little family, having surprisingly had a little boy as well. Zoe is a painter working on an exhibition, and their family life is busy as she and her husband juggle work and family life. It comes as a great shock, then, when Zoe discovers letters Evie has been receiving from someon [...]

    5. I just could not put this book down! This book is responsible for me being awake at 2.30 this morning unable to go to sleep until I had wrung every single word from its pages. So today I am a tired and grumpy book blogger especially as I have no coffee in the house any longer as it gives me palpitations! Which is probably a good thing as this book alone was responsible for plenty of palpitations yesterday!I actually wish I hadn’t read the book blurb before I started The Stolen Child. That firs [...]

    6. The Stolen Child is a slow-burn psychological thriller that gradually pulled me into the story after a fairly predictable first third, with its multilayered approach and gradual unfolding of a story with multiple angles to explore. Considering the potential for discussion and associated issues that adoption gives rise to, I am surprised that the subject matter hasn’t already been extensively tackled within the psychological thriller genre. The Stolen Child not only broaches this topic, it adds [...]

    7. via GIPHY Bald Mage Rating 5/10‘Evil has no religion, Zoe’Before I start, many thanks to Netgalley and Atlantic Books for providing me with a free copy to review.I want to start this review by saying I don’t usually read this sort of genre so it was interesting for me to see if I would enjoy this type of book or not. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it, and I will state my reasons why throughout my review.Full review on my Blog. Happy Reading :) twobaldmages.wordpress/20

    8. How did I miss this authors first book Bone by Bone.Because this latest thriller is so dam good.The cover first attracted me, then the blurb.Zoe and Ollie have this little 7 year old daughter who they adopted. They love just as much as any biological parents would.When they thought they couldn't have children of they're own, along comes little Ben. It makes no difference in the love they equal out and care for with each child.But Evie starts getting gifts left hidden from her parents from her Re [...]

    9. The stolen child This book has touched me I find it's still playing on my mind the way the whole case is about being adopted myself it's a subject which is a mystery and the way the story has been told you are caught up in there lives I think i know who her real dad is he sent eviee his daughter a note saying he was going to get her , but for a 7 year old she is determined to find out who real family is , she wants to know where she came from her mum was a drug addict and her dad no one knows w [...]

    10. Books reviews on snazzybooksThe Stolen Child is a powerful and absorbing novel and I loved every second of it!I am a big fan of Sanjida Kay’s first novel, Bone By Bone, so was very excited to read this. They’re similar in the way that they both focus on a mother and her child, but, as the title suggests, in The Stolen Child there’s a big element of a missing child, which adds an extra feel of tension to the novel.I actually quite disliked the main character, Zoe – I found her quite judge [...]

    11. Having loved this author’s first book Bone by Bone I was looking forward to The Stolen Child, in the end I read it in one huge gulp of a sitting – like in her first novel, Sanjida Kay writes here with an emotional level that is utterly engrossing and it is genuinely difficult to stop once you start.Exploring themes of family and adoption, wrapping it up in a twisty tale of suspense, The Stolen Child follows Zoe and her family. Her husband is mostly absent as she faces the daily toil of paren [...]

    12. The story starts in London with parents-to-be Ollie and Zoe rushing to a hospital for the birth of a baby, we then jump to 7 years later and to their son Ben’s second birthday party where the family are living in Yorkshire. Zoe is frazzled, having to cope on her own without Ollie’s support and Evie, their oldest child is behaving strangely, is she just jealous of Ben getting all the attention or is there another reason for her bad behaviour?The first thing that I really noted during the earl [...]

    13. Having read and loved Bone By Bone, I was delighted to receive a copy of The Stolen Child to read and review.The Stolen Child centers on Zoe, Ollie and their family. After having problems trying to conceive, they make the decision to adopt a child. Evie is their long awaited baby, and fast forward a few years, with the added surprise of Ben being born, they have settled into family life in Yorkshire.All is not what it seems though. Evie has started receiving letters and presents, signed from her [...]

    14. Zoe and Ollie have tried for years to have a baby but things didn't quite work out for them. They turned to adoption and were approved to adopt a little girl from birth, Evie.Seven years later, the family has moved from London to Yorkshire and things are very different. Not only is there the addition of baby boy, Ben, but the relationship between Zoe and Ollie has changed quite drastically.Then Evie starts receiving letters and gifts from someone who claims to be her birth father.True to form, t [...]

    15. Review by ireadnovels.wordpress Twitter@favouritenovels I began to be a fan of Sanjida Kay after reading the paperback Bone To Bone. I am so glad that Sanjida is back with a brand new novel The Stolen Child that I must say is now one of the best paperback thrillers that I have read. My heart went out to Zoe and Ollie Morley as their family is torn apart. Zoe and Ollie tried for years to have a baby and couldn't. They decided to adopt a baby. There seems to be a problem with the little baby that [...]

    16. More please! I haven’t read the first novel Bone to Bone by Sanjida Kay but I plan to go back and read that one in the future as well. The Stolen Child was a story that seriously kept me hooked, made me take a million guesses and still managed to surprise me in the end.The Stolen Child starts with Zoe and Ollie’s high anticipation to seeing Evie for the first time, the little wonder they’d been waiting for and were able to adopt. Their bliss and love for her is springing from the pages. Se [...]

    17. Oh lol. Another annoying first person. Another bunch of rave reviews that frankly , leave me baffled and wondering if I read a different book. Wasted two hours of my life and I'm actually annoyed by it several hours later. Just noticed the ringing praise from the Daily Fail on the cover. So, it seems the DF book reviewing is on a delusional, dishonest par with their 'journalism'The author tries so hard to implicate everyone with a penis in the abduction, it only makes it blatantly obvious who th [...]

    18. 3.5 stars - This was my first novel by Sanjida Kay and what an enjoyable one it was. I particularly liked the opening chapter, despite the reader knowing from the blurb, that Zoe and Ollie are adopting a baby, Kay introduced this novel with the couple on route to the hospital – it was a very good introduction to the novel and if you read this book without reading the blurb, you’ll find your first surprise at the end of the chapter.Seven years later, Zoe and Ollie have a baby of their own but [...]

    19. I have to be honest, I really struggled with this book. I felt it was rather slow compared to other pyschological thrillers I've read. I couldn't connect with any of the characters at all, and I felt that it wasnt overly believable at times.Though, I liked the twist - it wasn't overly thrilling as perhaps described. But to another reader it just may well be. I had wanted to read this book for a long time, the title, cover and blurb had me intrigued.It is a quick read and quite possibly one anyon [...]

    20. The Stolen ChildHaving read Bone by Bone and given it a 5 star rating, I had high expectations for Sanjida Kay’s second book I didn’t want to consume this book in one sitting. Often this can so easily happen, and I did find this book very hard to put down. As Sanjida had given her writing so much effort, and had taken so much pride in her exquisite prose; and as Corvus had put a lot of thought into the book design including size and font, I really did want to savour every morsel as much as p [...]

    21. Zoe and Ollie tried for years to have a baby. They adopted a baby girl and called her Evie. Seven years on they are living in Yorkshire and have another child Ben. Life is challenging with Ollie and Zoe both working and raising their 2 children. Evie begins to receive letters and gifts from someone claiming to be her father. He has been looking for his daughter. And now he's coming to take her back.I loved this book. I started in the morning and was still reading it at 3am the following night as [...]

    22. Unable to have children of their own, Zoe and Ollie adopted Evie (love this name!) from birth. They love her as if she was their own, but, a few years later, Zoe becomes pregnant with Ben. It doesn't make a difference to them, but Evie appears to be affected by the presence of her brother. She starts receiving gifts from her Real Daddy, left in places only Evie will find them. And then, Evie goes missing.Who was sending Evie these notes and gifts - is it really her biological father? Do they wan [...]

    23. THE STOLEN CHILD by Sanjida Kay is a chilling and haunting tale of love, loss, and desperation, and will make you hold your little ones extra tight.Zoe and Ollie finally have their beautiful little daughter, their beloved child that they have gone through so much to hold in their arms. It doesn't matter that she is adopted or that her mother was a drug addict. Evie is their little girl and they will love her with all of their hearts. Fast forward seven years and Zoe and Ollie were even more bles [...]

    24. This was one of my favourite books this year.A dream comes true for Artist Zoe Morley and her husband Ollie when after years of trying they adopt a baby girl and name her Evie.Seven years later the family with their miracle baby two year old Ben are living in Ilkley Yorkshire in a dream home. Zoe is juggling her art with childcare and looking after the home while Ollie is working longer and longer hours. Then Evie begins to receive cards and gifts with notes saying from your real Daddy. Creepy a [...]

    25. The Stolen Child, by Sanjida Kay, is the author’s second psychological thriller. Much as I enjoyed her first, Bone by Bone, in this latest work she has upped her game. An underlying darkness pervades every page. I needed to know what happened next but at times had to pause, so acute was the tension.The protagonist is Zoe Morley, an artist and mother of two. Seven year old Evie was adopted as a baby; two year old Ben was a delightful surprise for a couple who had given up hope of birthing a hea [...]

    26. Last year I read Sanjida Kay’s debut novel, Bone By Bone, and it messed with my head. Bone By Bone tells an intense story which focusses heavily on bullying and the impact that it can have. Despite all the terrible things I read about in the many dozens of crime thrillers I read each year, I find it hardest to read about bullies. Sanjida Kay did an amazing job of crafting a story around bullying which drew me in and kept me reading – I had to see how the story would be resolved.Spin forward [...]

    27. Excellent story of little Evie, the adopted daughter of Zoe & Ollie Morley, who starts to receive cards and gifts from her 'real father'. A very clever story with lots of twists and turns that made me suspect everyone! Very atmospheric with the descriptions of the moors & with a very clever ending! This is one of those books that you want to read in one sitting. Thanks to Lovereading and the publishers for the arc in exchange for an honest review.

    28. Thank you to Lovereading for sending this review copy. I thoroughly enjoyed this. Having never read anything from this author before I did not know what to expect but I was very happy i gave it a try.The story kept me engaged right to the end.An excellent holiday read with interesting characters and twists that keep you interested.

    29. Really powered through this twisty-turny read that really plays with your expectations. three dimensional characters are played upfront alongside authentic portrayals of parenthood and class, plus some intriguing racial/religious politics that never once take over or turns preachy. Excellent read and I will definitely read more from this author. Recommended.

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