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Stranger Child by [Abbott, Rachel]
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From the author of number one bestseller, Sleep Tight.

One Dark Secret. One act of revenge.

When Emma Joseph met her husband David, he was a man shattered by grief. His first wife had been killed outright when her car veered off the road. Just as tragically, their six-year-old daughter mysteriously vanished from the scene of the accident.

Now, six years later, Emma believes the painful years are behind them. She and David have built a new life together and have a beautiful baby son, Ollie.
Then a stranger walks into their lives, and their world tilts on its axis.
Emma’s life no longer feels secure. Does she know what really happened all those years ago? And why does she feel so frightened for herself and for her baby?

When a desperate Emma reaches out to her old friend DCI Tom Douglas for help, she puts all their lives in jeopardy. Before long, a web of deceit is revealed that shocks both Emma and Tom to the core.

They say you should never trust a stranger. Maybe they’re right.


Praise for Rachel Abbott

“I have resented the intrusion of real people while my mind grappled with the events in Sleep Tight” - Cleo Loves Books

"Just when you think you’ve got it sussed, you’ll find yourself screeching in frustration at your foolishness.” - Crime Fiction Lover

"Rachel Abbott will keep you guessing long into the night and just as soon as you’ve figured it out...think again!” - Suspense Magazine

"It is one of those books that holds you hostage and is hard to put down until the end." – Confessions of a Reader

“Abbott creates a tangled web of deception, secrets, and red herrings.” – Booklist

“Pure Genius: A Masterclass in the Perfect Thriller!!” – Love Books

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3572 KB
  • Print Length: 364 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0957652240
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Black Dot Publishing Ltd (24 February 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00T6MDXA2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #18 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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This book was full of cliches, inconsistencies and typos. I was interested in the story but also managed to work out the ending by about halfway through. The characters were underdeveloped. Not recommended.
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Now I'm going to be on tender hooks just waiting to see what happens next. Rachel gives the characters such depth. Loved this one now hanging out for the next book so getting writing Miss Rachel
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By Amanda TOP 50 REVIEWER on 14 March 2015
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Wow! Yet another book from Rachel Abbott that I was unable to put down. I have resorted to hiding the past couple of days so I could read Stranger Child. This book is my favourite so far in the series, not because it's any better than the other three because they've all been outstanding but because the story gripped me from page 1 until the end - which I still didn't want to end.
This book is about an underworld very few want to acknowledge. A child is kidnapped and turns up 6 years later at her old home. A new baby has arrived but Tasher has plans to sabotage this cosy little life she's no longer a part of. This family has a very dark secret which is about to be dragged out of the closet.
I await the next book in this series - it can't come soon enough! A well deserved 5 STARS!
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Go on a ride of intriguing twists and turns from start to the finish. Well written and paced for an engrossing read which developed emotions of helplessness and fear that were tinged by hope. An unfinished finality to the story will continue to plague thoughts well after the reading but could leave way for a sequel. While a finalised ending is not given in this tale, the psychology of the book does work well with the ending and is very fitting.
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By I taylor TOP 100 REVIEWER on 8 June 2016
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Emma spent years comforting David after his first wife was killed in a road traffic accident; the same accident from which his six years old daughter vanished. Her calming influence seemed to soothe him, and their baby Ollie enjoyed the serenity of their home. When David’s long lost daughter arrives from nowhere one day everything changes and she finally realises just how entwined their lives really were. When the secrets begin to spill out she wonders if her family will ever be safe again.
This edgy thriller takes us to some very dark places; places where children and motherhood are not sacred. The reader can sink into the story straight away and is soon dumped into the disturbing world of crime and cruelty. The author’s use of the characters is brilliant; children, especially the younger ones, seem to ratchet up the emotional investment bringing more and more tension.
Emma’s character was a real show of strength and Natasha’s responses to her environment were realistic and terrifying. The plot was twisted and looped to keep plenty of mystery in the story and I wasn’t able to predict the story.
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By KadyElle TOP 500 REVIEWER on 24 June 2015
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I have read all of Rachel Abbott's work and what really works for her is her consistency in delivering a well-structured, well delivered narrative with interesting characters with mysterious backstories being continually propelled along the narrative arc at just the right pace. I have never completely figured out the ending of her stories beforehand. She is masterful at suspense writing. I imagine I will continue reading her work for so long as she continues to write. Her storytelling skill combined with consistently delivering an original and unpredictable story makes her work a staple in the thriller/suspense genre. The only reason I give her work 4 stars is because I personally enjoy a touch more focus on complex and creative language and imagery throughout the story rather than so much attention paid to the propulsion of the narrative. But nonetheless, a very solid novel, like all of her novels have been. 4 stars.
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There are two children at the heart of this novel, a fat well loved baby and a bitter street kid. What a great premise to rope in readers. It worked on me as I just couldn't stop reading this thriller, full of heartbreaking family drama and mystery.

The book starts with a mysterious phone call that leads to a fatal car accident. Several years the story centres on new mum Emma as she plays with her adorable baby son only to realise she is not alone in the house. The intruder disrupts Emma's life in every way possible bringing horrific danger to Emma's happy little family.

I like the way the characters act like real people - weak and selfish but sometimes heroic. The suspense is just masterful and the plot is unpredictable. Parental dilemmas come into play as a poignant theme emerges, what would you sacrifice for your child?
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By robbie TOP 500 REVIEWER on 1 March 2015
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Rachel Abbott is a relatively new Author this being her fourth book. The old saying "You can't judge a book by its cover" is wrong in this case as Rachel's books are ever bit as smart and snappy as the covers. Do yourself a favour and check her out.
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