Abby is driving to visit a friend with her 8 month old daughter Beth when she is forced off the road, dragged into a van and subjected to a vicious attack. She's left by the side of the road but when help comes she discovers that Beth has been taken from her car. DI Michael Gardner is put in charge of investigating the case and uncovers secrets from Abby's life but there is no sign of the baby or any clue as to what has happened to her. Abby never gives up hope that she is alive and well, even going to parks and children's play areas five years later looking for her as she believes she will recognise her daughter if she sees her.
I loved this, it's hard to believe that Stolen is the authors debut novel and she successfully manages to get across Abby's anguish. It's everything you want a good thriller to be, fast paced and gripping with plenty of twist and turns. Also the short chapters made it difficult for me to put it down as I raced towards the end.