Simone and Matt Porter’s daughter, Helena, was kidnapped when she was six months old. She was never seen again. Devastated, Simone and Matt managed to live their lives, despite their grief, but they’ve never forgotten their lost daughter. Eighteen years later, a young woman named Grace approaches her, saying she needs to speak with her about her daughter, telling her she is still alive. Simone is angry, thinking Grace is lying and trying to get money from her, until she sees the blue velvet rabbit. Helena’s rabbit. The one she had with her when she was stolen.
It’s enough to get her to listen to Grace’s story, though Simone finds it difficult to believe. When she tells Matt about Grace, she tells him everything… well, almost everything. She keeps to herself that Grace has asked for her help, thinking it best that Matt didn’t know if it turned out that Grace wasn’t their Helena after all. Instead, she agrees with Matt’s idea to do a DNA test on Grace. With rushed results, they would know within a day or two if Grace was really Helena, or just an imposter.
Except the DNA from Grace is contaminated, and they can’t do another test because Grace is missing. Desperate to know the answers, Simone begins searching for answers, not realizing that the closer she gets to the truth, the more her life is in danger.
I really enjoyed this book. With lots of suspense and surprises, it is a well-written story that keeps you guessing all the way. If you enjoy thrillers, I think you’ll find this book a good read.
I received this from Netgalley and Bookouture in exchange for an honest review.
Author: Kathryn Croft
Title: The Girl You Lost
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Published: February 5, 2016 by Bookouture