October 2015 Debut of the Month.
This riveting and perturbing thriller thoroughly turns preconceptions and thought process inside out. Lying in hospital with amnesia, Estelle realises that her baby daughter is missing, the circumstances surrounding the case are suspicious, uncertainty and apprehension rule. Estelle tells, or attempts to tell her own story as she sets out to discover the truth. I occasionally found myself teetering on the edge of frustration as I yearned to gallop through the pages to discover the ending, however Alexandra Burt expertly holds the balance of the story line, knowing exactly when to withdraw, when to release information and when to push the intrigue into freefall. Sporadic newspaper cuttings about the case force a step back from the intense intimacy of Estelle’s story, in order to review and consider. ‘Little Girl Gone’ can go one of two ways, yet the author doesn't condemn, doesn't act as judge and jury, instead her writing allows compassion and understanding to accompany the anguish and heartbreak in this sharply poignant and provocative read. ~ Liz Robinson
**Get ready for the next 'must-have' on your reading list. GONE GIRL meets THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN in this stunning, unsettling psychological thriller.** A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back? When Estelle's baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn't report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory. Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night - but what she doesn't know is whether she was responsible...
'A twisty, gripping read - beautifully written and impossible to put down.' Meg Gardiner, Edgar Award winning author
Publication date: 24/09/2015
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||24th September 2015|
|Publisher:||AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,|
Alexandra Burt was born in Germany. After her college graduation she moved to Texas and, while pursuing literary translations, she decided to tell her own stories. After three years of writing classes her short fiction appeared in the Freedom Fiction Journal, All Things Girl, MUSED Literary Review, and Heater Crime Fiction Magazine. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, an organization promoting the advancement, recognition and professional development of women crime writers. She live in Texas with her husband, her daughter, and two Labradors.More About Alexandra Burt