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The Other Daughter

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Rachel's daughter was taken from her in a shopping centre while she had coffee with a friend 9 years ago.  Now a new family has moved to town with a daughter the same age as Holly and a resemblance that makes Rachel sure it is her missing daughter,

Rachel realises no one will believe her without evidence so sets herself the talk of proving this is her daughter.

This book has twist and turns I certainly didn't see coming.

The end will leave you reeling!

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I really enjoyed this book. Thank you NG for the opportunity to read this book.I would recommend. It kept me wanting to keep reading until the wee hours of the night.
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one of my go to authors for thrillers that keep you up.  definitely worth picking up if you want to lose a few hours
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A huge Thank You to The author, The publisher and Netgalley for providing the e-arc in exchange for a unbiased review of these works.

you can never fail to love and be enthrawled by this authors books, and this one did not disapoint, twisty. dark and chilling the heartbreak of a missing child and the jouney to find the truth buried in the lies
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ohhh shalini boland does it again! 👍🏻
This was quite the twisted tale and i had to re-read a few pages to make sure I understood it correctly and when I got it, I got it!
Thank you for my free arc in exchange for my honest review.
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The Other Daughter was another great book by Shalini Boland. I was gripped from the first few pages, loved the twists throughout. Read very quickly I just could not put it down I was hooked. I have yet to read a book by Shalini that I did not enjoy and this one certainly did not disappoint.
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A gripping excellent book I couldn’t stop reading....telling the story of a missing girl and in the present where the mother is convinced she has seen her at their local school.....another fantastic book by this author!
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Love Shalini Boland's books. Always well-written with gripping plots and lifelike characters. This was a thrilling and tense read with a great twist!
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to read the ARC.
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This is the best book I've read so far this year . 
The suspense was nerve wracking!

Shalini boland is fast becoming my favourite author in this genre.  A brilliant author who draws you in so effortlessly and then sends you spinning. 
This blew my mind at the end and I had to take five to get myself together and get my head on straight again. 
The characters are so well written and so diverse. 
This was the easiest five star rating ever.

I voluntarily read and reviewed this book,  all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Your daughter is taken but 9 years later she’s back but she’s not yours . A twisty plot leading to a wow twisty ending . This book focuses on Rachel and her obsession to getting her daughter back and the consequences that follow . Highly recommend  4.5 stars
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I’m so so sorry but I didn’t finish this book. It was nothing against the book as it started out very good. It was personal things going on in my life. I hope to get back to it and will revise my review at that time.
I’ll have to give it a high star because it would be unfair not too.

Thank you #NetGalley for this eARC.

5 stars
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Unlike her previous book, "The Secret Mother," I really struggled with this book.  The premise seemed captivating - a young mother, at a cafe with her friend chatting while her daughter plays nearby, finds just a few moments later that her daughter has been kidnapped.  The opposing viewpoints of the kidnapper and another young mother living in her new home, in a new town, with her new husband and additional child, begin as parallel POV's, but it became obvious early in the book that the other mother (Rachel) is the same aggrieved mother of the kidnapped daughter.  When Rachel believes that the new resident in her sleepy suburban town outside of London is the kidnapper of her child and sees the daughter she believes has been kidnapped, she goes into overdrive trying to verify her suspicions before involving law enforcement. And this is where the story SLOWS WAY DOWN.  There's so much literary real estate dedicated to her inner thoughts and scheming, I had to start skimming.  I felt like shaking the book and saying, "Get on with it already!"  I seriously sped-read through the bulk of the middle of the book until there was something worth reading (which clearly told me I was kinda done with this book).  When I got bored of the nonstop droning on about Rachel's suspicions and scheming, I found myself skimming other reviews to see if this book was even worth finishing (and there are plenty of glowing reviews!), so I powered through. Ultimately, the "twist" at the end, while a smidge surprising, felt a bit yawn-worthy.  More than anything, I just felt glad to be done with the book.  

I'm sorry to report that I found this book to be a big disappointment and that I won't be seeking out more work by this author.
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I was so into this book that I read it in two days. I didn't want to put it down! Rachel meets her friend for coffee with her two young girls. She allows her older daughter three year old Holly to play in the play place while her younger daughter sleeps in the stroller. Minutes later, Rachel realizes Holly is missing.  The story jumps back and forth between Rachel and Catriona, the mentally unstable kidnapper during the "then" chapters. Fast forward about 7 or 8 years and Rachel is with a new guy that she has a son with. A new family moves into down and Rachel thinks their eldest daughter may be her kidnapped daughter. What lengths will she go to in order to get her daughter back?
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halini Boland’s latest offering, The Other Daughter, focuses on every parent’s worst nightmare, the abduction of their child. But what do you do if you come face to face with that child years later as someone else’s daughter?

From the opening pages, Boland’s plot is fast-paced. We’re thrown into the action, immersed in mother Rachel’s horror when her two-year-old child, Holly, disappears in the blink of an eye, while they’re out at a local mall. Roll on nine years and Rachel’s managed to move on. She’s in a different loving relationship and has children and yet, of course, Holly is always there on her mind. Then one day, Holly seemingly is there as Bella, the daughter of a couple new to town. Or is she?

Through the plot and subplots, Boland asks her readers heartrending questions: what would they do if they were Rachel? How would they react? But at the heart of it all is whether Bella is in fact Holly. Or is it merely a case of mistaken identity? Wishful thinking on Rachel’s part so that she can get what she ultimately desires most, Holly back. Or is it something altogether more sinister?

A novel with several twists, with a few plot turns that are a little confusing, The Other Daughter is an extremely entertaining read. Definitely a page-turner.
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This book had me gripped from the first chapter. Even better was the fact that the chapters were short enough that I could snatch a few minutes here and there in between jobs. 
The story opens with the child being led away from the Shopping centre by their hand. It then goes between the past and the present as the story progresses.
Rachel is now living in a sleepy town in Dorset with her partner Matt and two children.
After nine years she still doesn’t know whether her missing daughter is alive or dead. 
Rachel is now living in a sleepy town in Dorset with her partner Matt and two children.
Rachel meets a new mum at the School gates and becomes determined that Rachel’s eldest daughter Bella is in fact her missing daughter. Rachel becomes obsessed and goes to extreme lengths to prove to herself that Bella is her daughter.
Rachel’s obsession begins to cause problems in her relationship with her partner Matt. Things deepen as Rachel begins to lie, sneak around and be deceptive in her quest to get Bella back.
I was totally absorbed by the story and truly didn’t see the twist at the end coming.
There was scope for the loose ends to be tied up at the end of the story better. It was rather an abrupt ending but that is most probably how it was intended by the author.
This was the first book I have read by this author and would most definitely read any further books by her. 
Many thanks to Shalini Boland and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to review this book.
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This book enthralled me for 90% of it. I just wanted find out the outcome and couldn't help feel sorry for Rachel. However, after reading the last 10% I felt disappointed. It seemed a little far fetched to.
I would certainly recommend for the fact that the majority it did grab me.
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A great story about a horrific kidnapping of a young girl, who the mother is sure she’s found 9 years later! Dark and gritty with gripping emotions that are heartbreaking as we watch a mother go through a parents worst nightmare.
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Thanks to NetGalley, publisher and author to allow me to get a free copy of this book for review. Ms. Boland is one of my favorite authors and I always look forward to reading her books. This story did not disappoint. She has the ability to make me want to read until the end and forget about everything else I have to do! Without giving anything away, the twist was so shocking, I stopped reading for a few seconds to recover and confirm I had not misread! I will give a book 5 stars if it shocks me so much and makes me gasp so loud that my husband has to ask me concerned if I'm ok lol. I'm now waiting impatiently for her next book, please hurry!
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I enjoyed this page turning book. It was well written. Glad that I read it. Will be checking other books by this author.
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I enjoyed this book, although I did find the plot a little far-fetched in places. I also had an idea of the ending half-way through. Nonetheless a great read. Recommended.
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