Stolen Child (2020)

Stolen Child Laura Elliot Stolen Child Entertaining and highly thought provoking Closer Magazine It s every mother s worst nightmare Carla Kelly wakes to find her two day old baby daughter s cot empty Isobel has been taken Susanne Dowling
  • Title: Stolen Child
  • Author: Laura Elliot
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  • Page: 474
  • Format: Kindle Edition
Stolen Child Laura Elliot Entertaining and highly thought provoking Closer Magazine It s every mother s worst nightmare Carla Kelly wakes to find her two day old baby daughter s cot empty Isobel has been taken Susanne Dowling has kept a terrible secret following her fifth agonising miscarriage When at last she welcomes her new baby daughter into her life she realises they will both be safe a Entertaining and highly thought provoking Closer Magazine It s every mother s worst nightmare Carla Kelly wakes to find her two day old baby daughter s cot empty Isobel has been taken Susanne Dowling has kept a terrible secret following her fifth agonising miscarriage When at last she welcomes her new baby daughter into her life she realises they will both be safe as long as Susanne keeps her daughter close, and confesses her lie to no one Ever Carla, a top model, launches a fierce national campaign to find her baby but the trail is cold She receives threats and recriminations from strangers she flaunted her pregnancy in the media, she cashed in on it, she deserves everything she gets and, pressured by well meaning loved ones to move on, she begins to fall apart But one letter Carla receives stands out from the rest, offering support from a surprising quarter It sparks a chain of events that opens wounds and exposes shocking secrets from Carla s past that suggest what happened to her daughter was revenge a long time planned A bittersweet tale of love and heartache Evening Echo Read what everyone is saying about Laura s novels A page turner has all the ingredients of a bestseller RTE A gripping, multi stranded novel An unusual combination of fine writing, strong plotting and a huge cast of well formed characters Irish Examiner An extraordinary, ambitious debut Deirdre Purcell This page turner is gripping, all the because it presents the dilemmas of betrayal with brutal honesty Irish Independent A well crafted and compelling story traces the deceits which begin unnoticed but end in the destruction of friendships and lives Irish Times A gripping tale of adultery and illusion Evening Herald This was such a compelling read that had me hooked from the very first page, I consumed this book every spare second of the day Afternoon Bookery
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  1. Renita D'Silva

    An absolutely fabulous book I could not put this emotional read down The writing is so wonderful that I will reread this book again just to savour the beautiful turns of phrase Packed with emotional punch, this is a honest, searing, absolutely engrossing read Very highly recommended.

  2. Deanna

    3.5 starsA Mother s worst nightmare.I really love a good psychological thriller and this one wasn t quite what I was expecting but I still enjoyed it It took me a little bit to get into the story However, once I did I finished it within a couple of days which is usually a sign of a good read The novel centers around Suzanne and Carla Suzanne, after many devastating miscarriages finally has the baby she s always wanted Carla has just given birth to a healthy baby girl who goes missing at 2 days o [...]

  3. ReadAlong With Sue

    This was an excellent story, although predictable.This is a story of 2 different families, one of them where someone is unable to conceive Yes its about a stolen child which keeps you reading, the bit that kept me interested was the what if aspect of it I had read this 2 years ago, the publishers have re issued this book with a new cover It gives you insight to the mind of a tragic emotional person Giving both sides to the equation rightly or wrongly.I didn t feel it was the strongest book that [...]

  4. Renita D'Silva

    An absolutely fabulous book I could not put this emotional read down The writing is so wonderful that I will reread this book again just to savour the beautiful turns of phrase Packed with emotional punch, this is a honest, searing, absolutely engrossing read Very highly recommended.

  5. Ann

    My best read for some time Set in Ireland the story is told mainly from the point of view of two women Carla and Suzanne When Carla s daughter is only two days old she is stolen from the hospital in which she was born Susanne has had many miscarriages and longs for a child of her own The plot has many twists and turns, I found it totally compulsive read

  6. Gail

    I was mezmerized by this book A newborn stolen from her crib in he Mother s hospital room and not found for 15 years The story is so well written that I could believe it to be true So many emotions evolved I recommend this to anyone who wants to read a fantastic book I can not stress enough how great this book is.

  7. Amy

    To want to be a mother to need to become one is a primal urge that many women feel Susanne Dowling certainly does Her desperation to have a child is so acute that she puts herself through cycle after cycle of miscarriages.The emotional torture that inflicts is unbearable to think about, much less endure.Susanne believes she has one last chance at motherhood Part of this is due to age, and part due to the tenuous foundation of her marriage Her husband David is a geologist who works primarily on o [...]

  8. Jen La Duca

    When I first began Stolen Child, I thought I was going to be reading a Psychological Thriller about a stolen baby and the hunt to find her kidnapper This book was less a thriller and of a psychological character study of two very different women, their families, and the tragedy that shaped all of their lives I absolutely loved this book and found it utterly fascinating As a mother, some parts were really hard for me to read I kept placing myself in Carla s shoes, wondering how I would have deal [...]

  9. Loretta Milan

    Some people have it all Fame Beauty Money Expensive things Maybe they deserve it, maybe they don t but there are some things no one deserves and every parent fears Their child being stolen That s exactly what happens when little Isobel, who the public have followed into the world through her mother s popular column, is swiped from her cot in the middle of the night.Her panic stricken mother, Carla, inevitably uses her celebrity position as the catalyst for a high profile campaign to find her How [...]

  10. Amanda

    Susanne is a a woman who has suffered the loss of a child many times After five miscarriages her mind and marriage are starting to slip Carla Kelley is a supermodel and the face of her sister in law s maternity clothing line Susanne is very private while Carla s life is always on display Susanne loses another child but this time is a little different Carla Kelley will have a successful delivery but will wake from a nap two days later to an empty cradle.Each woman will handle her loss in a differ [...]

  11. Sarah

    Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to HarperCollins UK, Avon and NetGalley This was an okay story, but it wasn t what I was expecting.I felt a little split over the characters in this, because while I felt sorry for Carla and the way her baby was stolen, I also felt for Susanne and the way her baby died Losing than one baby and not having anyone to talk to about it must have been beyond difficult The storyline in this was okay, but it wasn t [...]

  12. Redfox5

    Really gripping book which tells the story of a stolen child from the point of view from the woman who lost her and the one that took her.At first I felt sympathy for Suzanne, she lost so many babies It was heartbreaking when she miscarried and buries the child in the garden I understood why she took Joy from the hospital and I understand why she targeted Carla Carla is an Irish celebrity model who is flaunting her pregnancy in the media, with a maternity line and articles about being pregnant.I [...]

  13. Laura

    I began this book with a strange sense of deja vu I recognised the writing and the characters, so I can only guess that I began it a few years ago and abandoned it I hate giving up on books, so I m glad I gave this a second chance.Stolen Child is a difficult book to get into perhaps that is why I gave up on it part way through the first time I read it the chapters are short there are over eighty in total and the characters are not easily warmed to I found some parts of the book entirely readable [...]

  14. Sarah

    This is a story alternating between Carla, whose daughter was snatched from her and Susanne, who took her.Laura Elliot has done a wonderful job with this book, a story alternating between having your world ripped apart and never giving up hope and also a story of having to live with the guilt of what we have done and questioning whether getting what we wish for can really make us happyThe storyline had me hooked from the start but I would say that the last 20% of the book was just breath taking [...]

  15. Jessica (Jess Hearts Books)

    Although this wasn t the Thriller or Mystery I was lead to believe it was an excellent family drama that made me question what I would do in each characters situation I enjoyed it a lot and just had to keep reading to see how this situation resolved itself Good one for Jodi Picoult fans I think

  16. Ems. (afternoonbookery)

    As much as a pleasure reviewing books is, i felt a bit bogged under lately with commitments left right and centre and i wanted to read something for me, i had spied this book in a shop a few weeks ago and i consider buying it, to only realise i had previously purchased it on kindle so i must of really wanted to read it at some point.The narrative is told from multiple POV, we mainly follow Carla Susanne, however later we are led to see the story through others eyes Its the longest day of the yea [...]

  17. Kristina

    Stolen Child by Laura Elliot is the story of a missing child The book is set in Ireland Carla Kelly is a model and the current face of Anticipation a clothing line by her friend, Raine Carla s face is everywhere Carla is married to Robert and undercover copy with the Irish Garda police force Carla and Robert are expecting their first child Their marriage is not perfect, but they are happy.Carla has her baby and calls her Isobel Gillian The little girl s picture is in all the papers Then, while s [...]

  18. Lauraloves

    Every now and again a book comes along that really captures your mind and hooks you in and you never want to put it down For me this was a book that did this I absolutely loved it.This book is about two very different families Carla Kelly has it all She is famous, is beautiful, has a loving husband and a lovely house and has a baby on the way On the other side of the story there is Susanne She is in a marriage where there is love but not for each other She cannot carry a child full term and also [...]

  19. Angel Hatfield

    I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest reviewSuzanne had a number miscarriages and couldn t seem to have a live birth She had been currently pregnant and when she miscarried, she put the infant in some ruins on her property and padded herself to make herself look pregnant as she couldn t face her husband David and mother in law Miriam Suzanne and David had been married 6 years when Joy became theirs Carla Kelly was the first celebrity to be interviewed when the subject of preg [...]

  20. Michelle

    I read Stolen Child through Kindle From the start it was a captivating book, I read it in two days as I was eager to read the conclusion A woman wrought by the pain of her own actions, tormented by demons, demons she sees in her herself The other mother, equally haunted, pushes through life searching for the truth, pushing away everyone she loves Will the truth ever be found, will she ever find little Isobel

  21. Debbie

    I could not put it down The author explores the hearts, souls and minds of diverse characters from different backgrounds bringing them together in a story that traces the life of a couple whose baby is stolen, the couple who are bringing up the child as their own, and the child itself.Compelling reading fantastic read

  22. Carolann Copland

    One of the most thought provoking and gripping novels I have read this year Stolen Child has left me with a longing to read of Laura Elliot s work.

  23. Lindsay Lane

    Really 3.5 stars because of predictability, satisfaction level, and writing I had skipped a very large portion of the book because I felt as though I couldn t connect to the characters thus far and it seemed highly predictable I am glad I skipped the development of the story for that exact reason There were no surprises for me at all, except for which ending Laura Elliot would give everyone, and guess what and they lived happily ever after The End I was satisfied with the ending because everythi [...]

  24. Mekerei

    Stolen Child by Laura Elliot holds you until the end I needed to know how this story played out.This is the tale of Suzanne and her repeated miscarriages It is also the story of Carla and her stolen child.I couldn t put it down Well worth reading Four stars.

  25. samantha mears

    Unput downable What a great book Not only a complete page turner, but sympathetic characters who were completely believable The plot was a fascinating story that was also heartbreaking to imagine A really superb novel.

  26. Ron Talley

    Gripping mysteryA baby is stolen from the hospital where she was born The woman who stole her devises an elaborate ruse to convince her family and neighbors the baby is hers Years pass before the secrets exposed, but with surprising results.

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