Not Her Daughter

Emma Grace Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes. Brown hair. Missing since June.

Emma Townsend is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.

Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Abandoned by her mother. Kidnapper.

Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal—and when a second-chance encounter with Emma presents itself, Sarah takes her, far away from home. But if it’s to rescue a little girl from her damaging mother, is kidnapping wrong?

Amy Townsend. Unhappy wife. Unfit mother. Unsure she wants her daughter back.

Amy’s life is a string of disappointments, but her biggest issue is her inability to connect with her daughter. And now she’s gone without a trace.

As Sarah and Emma avoid the nationwide hunt, they form an unshakeable bond. But her real mother is at home, waiting for her to return—and the longer the search for Emma continues, Amy is forced to question if she really wants her back.

Emotionally powerful and wire-taut, Not Her Daughter raises the question of what it means to be a mother—and how far someone will go to keep a child safe.

My Review

Wow. This is my first thought about this book. It is one that you kind of have to process as you finish reading it. Not because it is bad but because it is very moving. Which, in the beginning, I can tell you that my feelings for this book were different. This is because it moved slow and was a bit drawn out before the story and all of the characters were truly identified.

Yet, this is what I enjoyed about the book is the subtle aspect of the story. The author took the time to draw out the characters and the story because it was an important story. A moving one that had lots of emotions.

I will tell you that I didn't care for Amy. However, I loved Sarah and Emma. The bond and connection they shared was emotional. When Emma was experiencing things for the first time, my heart broke a little more but at the same time I was smiling. Not Her Daughter will leave readers talking about this book long after the last page has been read.

You can read this book through Netgalley until August 21.


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