Thursday 5 August 2021

Book Review: Stolen by Tess Stimson

Stolen by Tess Stimson book cover

AD* | You thought she was safe. You were wrong…

Alex knows her daughter would never wander off in a strange place. So when her three-year-old vanishes from an idyllic beach wedding, Alex immediately believes the worst.

The hunt for Lottie quickly becomes a worldwide search, but it’s not long before suspicion falls on her mother. Why wasn’t she watching Lottie?

Alex knows she’s not perfect, but she loves her child. And with all eyes on her, Alex fears they’ll never uncover the truth unless she takes matters into her own hands.

Who took Lottie Martini? And will she ever come home?

Tense and suspenseful, Stolen will keep you guessing right until the very end.

This is a brilliant mystery thriller, incorporating plenty of twists, turns, and red herrings. It also has a strong psychological thriller element to it, as Alex slowly starts to question even her own mind. Losing her daughter takes Alex to the brink, and with each day that passes without Lottie, she falls further and further into the darkness.

There are plenty of characters with something to hide; you may find your suspicious aroused, only for another surprise to arrive and throw you off the scent again. It's twisty and marvellously executed - Tess Stimson has written this pacey, suspenseful novel flawlessly.

It's hard not to feel for Alex - a single mother going through every parent's worst nightmare on her own. However, as the skeletons hiding in the closet start to be uncovered, you start to question if everything really is as it seems.

The book is told mostly from Alex's point of view, but there are also chapters from other character's viewpoints. This mix of narrators helps to flesh out the story and add new angles to the case, such as the chapters that follow Quinn, the journalist obsessively trying to root out the truth. 

Stolen is a real page-turner - I would have read it in one sitting if I could! An excellent novel with impressive twists that will hook you in right from the very start.

Rating: 4 stars

Stolen is available to buy now.

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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