18 years ago, Simone’s 6-month-old daughter was abducted and never found. When a young woman, Grace, now approaches her and tells he she believes that she is her daughter, Simone is caught between disbelieve, fear and happiness. After only a couple of hours together and a strange story Grace tells her about how she found out, Simone’s life is turned upside down and she finds herself in the middle of a search not only for the truth about what happened almost two decades ago, but also in a murderous connection with opponents who are much stronger and reckless than she can imagine.
The story about a child being abducted and then so much time later clues to what could really have happened already is a gripping plot from an emotional point of view. However, what Kathryn Croft makes of it is much more than just this. She extends her story more and more, building a net of side plots which are even more interesting and thrilling and combines them all in an astonishing way to solve the case in a most unexpected way. Focusing on protagonist and accompanying Simone in her search gives the reader the opportunity to go through different mental states from happiness to the highest fear, anger and compassion. All in all, a psychological thriller which can keep its promises with a lot of suspense and many twists and turns which constantly provide new developments.