As soon as we sat on the ride, I knew something was wrong. I couldn’t relax. I couldn’t hear the theme park music, the giggles of my two other children. I’d left my baby in someone else’s care. And I knew I’d made a mistake…
With her two beautiful children and new-born baby Ella, Lily’s life is full of love and laughter. She gave up her job to be a stay-at-home mother, and though she sometimes envies the freedom of best friend Hannah, Lily wouldn’t trade it for anything.
But Lily’s world implodes when Hannah disappears with Ella one day, and Lily fears from the text message she receives that Hannah doesn’t intend to come back:
You don’t deserve her.
It’s true that Lily has been keeping secrets about her marriage from Hannah, ones she thought only she and her husband knew. Suddenly Lily realises that there are things she doesn’t know about Hannah too – and that by keeping her husband’s secrets, she might pay the ultimate sacrifice.
I never planned it, though I know that’s exactly what people will think.PROLOGUE
(@Bookouture, 1 April 2021, 299 pages, ebook, #ARC from the publisher via #NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed, #BlogTour 4 April)
I’ve read and enjoyed other books by the author and was really looking forward to Save My Daughter. I knew I was in for a treat within a couple of pages when you’re thrust into a shocking incident – a woman’s infant daughter has been snatched – by her best friend. Why? Will the police find her and get her daughter back? The book gripped me and refused to let go until I’d finished reading. I had so many questions as I read and most of them weren’t answered until the last few chapters. This is the kind of book where there’s a lot more going on than appears on the surface and Hannah taking the baby is least of everyone’s problems. This is a real tear-jerker.