The Stepdaughter: An addictive suspense novel packed with twists and family secrets

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It’s a normal afternoon when I walk out the patio doors of our kitchen to check on Mia, my stepdaughter, who is swimming in our backyard pool. But she’s gone. My heart stops when I see the back gate is open, her pink, fluffy towel lying folded on a chair. I was just feet away. Why didn’t I hear her scream? Who took our little girl?

 

My husband can’t understand how I could have let his daughter disappear. And when the police come asking questions, I wish I could wind back time to that normal afternoon when I was cooking lasagna for my family, Mia’s favorite. I can tell the officers don’t believe me: they’ve cast me as the evil stepmother.

 

I just wish I could understand the messages I’ve found from my husband on Mia’s phone: I’m so sorry, I still love you. And why his wedding ring is found at the bottom of the pool after Mia disappeared. He never told me it was missing. What else is he hiding?

 

But the detective keeps asking me where I was during those ten minutes when Mia vanished. And I can’t tell her my secret. From the way she’s looking at me, I know she thinks I did something to my stepdaughter. Mia and I haven’t always been that close and sometimes she drives me nuts, just like any normal teenager, but I would never hurt her.

 

I just need you to believe me.

 

A twisty novel packed with unputdownable suspense about the power and damage of secrets we hide. Perfect for anyone who was totally hooked by The Mother-in-Law, Kerry Fisher and Big Little Lies

 

Readers are utterly gripped by The Stepdaughter!

 

Wow!! Where do I begin? What an absolutely gripping, intense psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, flying through the pages and full of suspense!! I cannot wait to read more books by the very talented Georgina Cross who I will definitely be adding to my top authors list!!! A mind-blowing, suspense-filled, psychological, page-turning thriller!!!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Wowser! This was a fast mover. I literally read The Stepdaughter in two sittings and don’t know where today wentI think I suspected just about everyone at some point… I’d definitely recommend this book to fast-paced psychological thriller lovers. It’s not one to be missed. Be prepared to lose time once you start reading!” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Awesome book! I Absolutely LOVED this book!! I liked the characters and the story was so good, the ending got me. All in all, a Great read.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Oh my word what a brilliant book this is, it got me interested from the very first page… and soon became a fast-paced psychological thriller which I couldn’t put down. It was extremely well written, excellent characters, brilliantly addictive. I was holding my breath until the very last page, all this with an ending I didn’t guess.” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Took off like a bullet and never let up the whole time… Had me hooked from the beginning… The ending was amazing – I never saw any of that coming… Clear your schedule because once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it downYou will read it again and again because one time just won’t be enough.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


So good that I finished this book in one go! A real rollercoaster ride type of thriller, fast paced with so many twists and turns in each chapter that will send your mind reelingI was so hooked into the story that I didn’t even know I could finish the book that fast!Tropical Girl Reads ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Gripping, fast paced and filled with twists and turns. I immensely enjoyed this thrill-ride of a book. Had me on the edge of my seat, holding my breath to find out what was coming.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


I spent the whole book changing my mind about what happened and who was responsible and did not ever draw the right conclusions on this one. It’s a great read and I can see this becoming a TV series.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Had me hooked at page one and soon became a fast-paced thriller, filled with twists and turns along the way… A thrilling ride with a surprising ending not many people would predict… Thoroughly recommend.” Crease in the Spine Books


What a debut it is! I was hooked immediately, and the story flowed seamlessly as I was led down a dark and twisty path of secrets and deception… A highly enjoyable and compulsive read that kept me guessing until the very end… An author to watch.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


Great read!!Outstanding writing and it kept me hooked right until the last twist on the last page!” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Publisher
Bookouture
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Published on
Sep 2, 2020
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Pages
295
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ISBN
9781838889395
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Women
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