A moment of madness determines the fate of two families in this heart-wrenching novel. A two day old child is stolen and destroys one family while pulling another together but lies cannot be hidden forever. This is thoroughly absorbing stuff you won’t be able to put down. If you like Anita Shreve or Rosie Thomas this will definitely appeal.
When Carla Kelly and Robert Gardner marry, they seem destined for happiness. But tragedy strikes when their two-day-old baby, Isobel, is stolen. Distraught and bewildered, they must cope with the media frenzy that follows. As hope of finding her fades, their marriage disintegrates under the strain and they divorce. Robert moves to Australia and Carla, who had been a successful model, becomes reclusive and retreats into anonymity in order to escape the glare of publicity. Meanwhile, many miles away in a small town, Joy Dowling, miracle baby, is the adored only child of Susanne and David. Her mother is over protective and attempts to rear Joy in isolation, but as a wilful and headstrong child, Joy will not be held back and comes into conflict with her mother. Susanne Dowling has her reasons for wanting to keep Joy out of sight but some things can't stay hidden forever. As the years pass, hopes of finding Isobel fade, but Carla Kelly never gives up her search. Her love for her Stolen Child burns fiercely and soon, secrets long kept will be brought into the light. Stolen Child is a love story about two families who are torn apart by deception and the consequences of a reckless act that shaped their futures.
Closing date: 06/09/2018
'A bittersweet tale of love and heartache.'
Publication date: 22/07/2010
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||22nd July 2010|
|Publisher:||AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups,|
Laura Elliot is the pseudonym of children's writer and journalist June Considine. She is already a bestseller in her native Ireland.More About Laura Elliot