BOOK REVIEW THE LOST CHILD BY EMILY GUNNIS

Some novels hold you in their spell and never let you go…

Unravel the mystery of The Lost Child. Read the heartwrenching new novel from the author of the international bestseller The Girl in the Letter, Emily Gunnis.

A tragic death. A missing baby. A long-kept secret…

1960. Thirteen-year-old Rebecca and her mother live in fear of Rebecca’s father’s violent temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, Rebecca hears a visitor at the door and an argument ensues. By the time the police arrive, the visitor has fled and both Rebecca’s parents are dead. No one believes Rebecca’s story that she heard a stranger downstairs…

2014. Iris, a journalist, is sent to cover the story of a new mother on the run with her desperately ill baby, as the police race against time to find them. When the trail leads back to Seaview Cottage, the childhood home of Iris’s own mother, Rebecca, Iris must unravel the events of the night Rebecca is desperate to forget for Seaview Cottage to give up its secrets.

Firstly i loved her debut so was delighted to recieve this in my goody bag at the rooftop book event.

Packed with history and stories of women of all generations from a family . Heartache, loss, love and largely mental health… which i love having such a big focus. Its so important to talk about and how better than a theme of a book.

I whizzed through this trying to work out the pieces.

Emotive writing that will get you thinking

Beautiful and heartfelt . Really enjoyed especially on a personal level with my own experiences.

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