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The Stolen Child

(2017)
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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. In the days following Evie's birth the new parents watch anxiously as their precious daughter struggles - she is battling the severe effects of the drugs her birth mother was addicted to.

Seven years later, the family has moved to Zoe's native Yorkshire and grown in number: a wonderful surprise in the form of baby Ben, conceived naturally against the odds. Ollie is earning good money allowing Zoe to pursue her career as an artist. As a working mum it's not easy, but Zoe has an exhibition coming up and her reputation is growing. 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....

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"In this chilling story of fragile family bonds and obsessive love the unforgiving West Yorkshire landscape becomes a character in its own right through Sanjida's vivid and atmospheric prose. Just wonderful." - Nuala Ellwood

"Haunting and real... Sanjida Kay deftly explores dangerous, unthinkable questions as a mother fights an invisible force for the adopted child who is her own." - Julia Heaberlin

"Beautiful terse writing and the build to the shattering climax is palpable." - Peter James

"This story grips to the very last page as it explores every parent's worst nightmare... I couldn't put it down." - Amanda Jennings

"The Stolen Child captivated me, terrified me and left me deeply moved." - Holly Seddon

"Gut-wrenching... The Stolen Child succeeds as both a fast-paced thriller and a haunting tale of a fragile family." - Peter Swanson


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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
ISBN: 1-78239-692-6 / 978-1-78239-692-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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April 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
ISBN: 1-78239-691-8 / 978-1-78239-691-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
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August 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
ISBN: 1-5436-2561-4 / 978-1-5436-2561-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
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Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


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April 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
Publisher: Corvus
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April 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Stolen Child
Author(s): Sanjida Kay
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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