“The Stolen Child” by Sanjida Kay


How was it?

I have just finished this book and had to blog about it because it was so good. I don’t normally read thrillers, but something made me pick this book up (Ok, it may have been the cool cover design…).

The book tells a story about a couple who adopt a child from birth, with the consent of the mother but not the father. Years later, the father tracks his daughter down, with a mind to take her back.  But he hadn’t reckoned upon the fierce determination of adoptive mother Zoe, and the strength of her love for Evie.

It features modern issues such as infertility, adoption, fetal alcohol/drug syndrome, child abduction, marriage, infidelity, and trust. And for some reason I have one of the main male characters imagined as Jermaine Clement. Go figure!


Jermaine Clement, star of “What we do in the Shadows”, a hilarious movie about Vampires.

Sanjida writes in a way that reads like a movie, which is the best kind of writing. I also find myself wondering if all of the people characters are ok now, and have their lives sorted as if they are real people.  I hope to be half as good at writing one day.

If you are looking for a book to read, do yourself a favor and read this one.

I give it 7/10.

Until next time,