Stolen – Rebecca Muddiman (DI Michael Gardner Book 1) – Genre – Crime / Police / Thriller
When Abby Henshaw is brutally attacked by two strangers in the countryside, her first thought is for the safety of her baby daughter, Beth. But what follows is a mother’s worst nightmare: Beth is gone and Abby’s world collapses around her.
As DI Michael Gardner begins to investigate Abby and her family, he discovers lives built on secrets and betrayals. Under pressure from his bosses to find the missing child and to unearth the truth, Gardner finds himself struggling to stay emotionally removed from the case, and from Abby herself.
After the authorities finally shelve their investigation, Abby receives a message telling her where she can find her daughter. But how can she convince those around her that the girl really is Beth when they are the very people she knows least?
A gripping and haunting debut, Stolen is a richly imagined psychological thriller from an exciting new talent in crime writing.
My Review: A great book full of twists and turns.