Title: S is for Stranger
Author: Louise Stone
Release Date: June 16th 2016
Genre: Psychological Thriller
There are two sides to every story.
But only one is true.
Sophie wished she’d paid more attention when her little daughter, Amy, caught sight of a stranger watching them. She only looked away for a second. But now Amy’s gone.
No one trusts an alcoholic. Even a sober one. The police are suspicious of Sophie’s tangled story and so is her ex-husband, Paul. Especially when new information emerges that changes everything.
But what if Sophie is telling the truth? What if her daughter really is missing? And what if that stranger at the fairground wasn’t really a stranger at all…
Sophie is an alcoholic, but has been sober for 18 months. Her daughter lives with her ex-husband and she gets to see her on visitation days. Sophie, Amy and Paul went out all together to celebrate Sophie’s birthday. They are enjoying the day, when Sophie suddenly sees a woman talking to Amy, the same mysterious woman she has seen before. Not long after that moment Amy goes missing, when they were in a line to buy cotton candy. The detective is trying to collect as much information as possible to find the little girl, but the story is rather complicated, because Sophie’s mental state is iffy. Sophie fears that is has something to do with her past, when her best friend was murdered. She tries to solve the mystery in her past to get to her daughter before it’s too late.
It truly was a gripping psychological thriller. Once you start the book, it’s really hard to put it down. It was well written, but the ending was a bit confusing, I’d have preferred more to the story. I still thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope to read more from the author.