Thirteen years ago Olivia Adams went missing. Now she’s back… or is she?

When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil.  How could a child vanish in the middle of a cosy English village?

Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it’s her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been – and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon?

If she’s an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child’s own mother – and why?

Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried. 

An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page.


Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.

He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.

My Review

Kerry Wilkinson has a unique ability that makes me keep coming back for more of his work.

This book is interesting to say the least as it is different from his Jessica Daniels series  which got me hooked on his work.

This book is about a missing child returning home years later.   A mom who wants to believe more than anything that Olivia has returned to get after 13 years. 

Recently there seems to be a trend in the style of books that are being released.  Many have to do with kidnapping however this one sticks in my mind as the writing style is just so great.

While I didn’t really like all of the characters that much I found them well written.  It’s hard at times to pinpoint the feelings about these books as they can be very depressing.

What I felt about this book was that Kerry has done it again with another top of the line book which makes you feel sorry for what the family goes through.

Kerry Wilkinson  is a master when it comes the emotional writing.  My favourite line in the book comes at the end as how the mother finally has answers even if it is with a lie.

Truly this book was an emotional rollercoaster as you read you will understand that this book just wasn’t easy to read but was well worth it.

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