The police are here. The feeling of pure dread swirls in my stomach as a million scenarios start playing out in my head. My whole life I’ve expected something bad to happen to my daughter. It is as if part of me has been expecting it. As if I deserve it.
Fifteen-year-old Kayla is the apple of her parents’ eyes, their beautiful only daughter. They tried for so long to have her that she was even more precious when she arrived. But deep down, her mother Sherrie has always been terrified that their worst fear would come true: that Kayla would be taken from them.
Then one day – just as Sherrie had dreaded – Kayla fails to return home after a sleepover. In desperation, Sherrie and her husband Richard call Kayla’s friends. They scour the streets, their search becoming more and more frantic. Until the police arrive and deliver the shocking news, when their worst nightmare comes true: someone has their daughter.
As Sherrie and Richard grill friends, family, and even each other, Sherrie starts to wonder, has the secret they’ve been hiding all these years finally caught up with them?
Because Sherrie and Richard are living a lie. A lie so huge, so shocking, that it could destroy the one thing they hold most dear – their daughter.
And if the truth comes out, their family will never be the same. But if it doesn’t, they will never see their precious girl again…
A totally unputdownable psychological thriller that will have you gasping out loud until the very last page. If you love Lisa Jewell, K.L. Slater and T.M. Logan, you’ll be obsessed with Only Child.
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‘Wow, wow, wow!!!!! My mind is blown. This has to be one of the best books I’ve read… Once I got started… I could not stop. I read well into the night until I finally couldn’t see the words anymore. It was just that good.’ Blue Moon Blogger ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Wow, wow, wow!!!!! I was hooked from the very first page… There were so many twists and turns in this one. I couldn’t keep up. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘OMG WHAT A READ… Gripping… Will stay with me long after I have turned the last page.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, this was one heck of a rollercoaster ride… A cracker of a psychological thriller…This is one hell of a page turner and I was gripped from the very beginning!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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‘Wow! What a fabulous psychological thriller from Casey Kelleher. I just adored this story. It had such a great storyline which totally gripped me from the first chapter… Absolutely loved it and can’t wait for her next stand alone novel!’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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