A baby goes missing. But does her mother want her back?
When Estelle’s baby daughter is taken from her cot, she doesn’t report her missing. Days later, Estelle is found in a wrecked car, with a wound to her head and no memory.
Estelle knows she holds the key to what happened that night – but what she doesn’t know is whether she was responsible…
Mia Connor has disappeared, but what we don’t know is where, how or who took her.
Estelles realisation that she could have hurt her child is completely distressing. With marriage troubles and a crying baby she feels alone and incapable.
Her recall of events is sketchy and the reader is left wondering whether she is involved in the childs disappearance or even if the child ever existed.
Estelles stay in Creedmore, a psychiatric hospital, and her therapy sessions with Dr Ari was to me, interesting and fascinating. Delving into Estelles mind and the clever way that events were made clear, show that Alexandra Burts research was heavily explored. Little Girl Gone is one of the most riveting reads that I have ever read.
The second half of the book, with a twist that takes a completely different direction, was the best part. While this novel is not pacy, it is absorbing and gritty, Estelles discovery at this point is monumental in finding out what happened to her daughter.
Little Girl Gone is an impressive debut novel and Alexandra Burt is on top of my list for brilliant psychological reads. Cannot wait for book 2