Stolen Sister by Linda Huber
What happens when a baby goes missing?
Twenty-two years ago, Erin and Vicky’s parents were killed in an explosion.
Now grown up, Erin and Vicky – who have been separated – are unaware they are siblings. But when Vicky is called to her great-aunt’s deathbed, she learns that she isn’t alone after all.
But where is Erin? Vicky’s search begins…
Elsewhere, Christine has problems of her own. In the first week of her new job, she makes a disturbing discovery and is struggling to come to terms with impending motherhood.
Vicky is almost ready to give up her search when an old foster mother calls with shocking news.
What links Vicky and Christine?
Will Vicky ever find her sister?
And can Christine’s baby escape the past that befell her mother?
Linda Huber is the bestselling author of the psychological suspense thrillers Baby Dear and Death Wish. Stolen Sister is a gripping family drama which will appeal to fans of authors like Kerry Fisher, Diane Chamberlain and Amanda Prowse.
About Linda Huber
Linda Huber grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of goldfish and guinea pigs. Linda now lives in Switzerland, in a little town on the banks of beautiful Lake Constance. Her debut psychological suspense novel The Paradise Trees was published in 2013, and was followed by The Cold Cold Sea, The Attic Room, Chosen Child, Ward Zero, Baby Dear, and Death Wish. Linda has also had over 50 short stories and articles published, some of which can be read in The Saturday Secret, a charity collection of short (feel-good) stories.
I was privileged to receive an advanced review copy in return for an honest review.
When Paula and Joe Cairns perish due to a fire in the hotel where they were staying, their baby, Erin, is rescued by Sylvie, a former school friend of Paula’s. Their other two children, Vicky and Jamie (who has profound special needs), were spared from tragedy as they had been left in the care of Paula’s aunt Maisie. Maisie who is nearly seventy years old, was finding it difficult to cope with caring for Jamie, but Vicky does not wish to be separated from her brother so both children are removed into foster care. Maisie is distraught as she had hoped to keep Vicky and get reunite her with baby Erin.
Meanwhile, Sylvie has her own agenda and disappears with Erin to raise her as her own.
Twenty years later, on Maisie’s deathbed, Maisie discloses to Vicky that she has a sister, and Vicky embarks on a search for Erin which leads to dark and sinister repercussions.
If you think that this sounds like a cosy, heart-rending family reunion story, think again, as this has been penned by Linda Huber. I read this in just a couple of days as I had great difficulty putting it down.