Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey is definitely an interesting novel. Emma is a sad young child that is mistreated at home. Her father ignores her and her mother has no patience with her and is always yelling at her. Sarah Walker sees how Emma is being treated and decides to save her by kidnapping her. This is how everything begins.

I feel like this story wasn't super believable. I am no expert on kidnapping or people's motivations but I feel like there were be a lot more drama and conflict with this story. What 5 year old just automatically goes with a stranger and doesn't think about her parents? Kids are raised to not talk to strangers and to stay away from them. I feel like she would either put up more of a fight or ask to go home.

There seemed to be some holds in the plot and contradictions. There is such an emphasis on how Sarah can only pay for things with cash yet she rents somewhere to stay by card online. We never know what things didn't work out with Sarah's ex. Where was the plot going with Amy's hypnotherapy?

I just felt like there was a lot going on and not everything made sense. The writing was great. I just wish the story was thought out a little bit more.

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