Sanjida Kay

Author of The Stolen Child

stolenchildSeven years ago you stole my child. Now I want her back.

“Grips to the very last page… I couldn’t put it down.”
Amanda Jennings

“Beautiful terse writing and the build to the shattering climax is palpable.”
Peter James

“Gut-wrenching … The Stolen Child succeeds as both a fast-paced thriller and a haunting tale of a fragile family.”
Peter Swanson




Reading from The Stolen Child

I find that reading out loud really helps me edit my work - plus, it's good practise for book launch readings! Here are a couple of extracts from the antagonist's point of view, and one (read when I was writing The Stolen Child) from Zoe's point of view (she's the main character). https://youtu.be/1Qv88Qj6Q0s   https://youtu.be/s3Fx5EKjrz4   https://youtu.be/c7b5bv5WuQg  read more →
Book Club Questions for The Stolen Child

Book Club Questions for The Stolen Child

  If anyone would like to discuss The Stolen Child in their Book Club, do get in touch, as I'd be very happy to FaceTime with your group! I'm sure you'll have your own questions, but if you want some suggestions, here are some Book Club questions: Book Club Questions - The Stolen Child And if you'd like to know any more about the inspiration behind The Stolen Child, do have a look at the Q&A: The Stolen Child Q&A Or the video Q&A:   https://youtu.be/dzL5t_T4gtU   Let me know  how you get on!read more →
The Inspiration behind The Stolen Child

The Inspiration behind The Stolen Child

If you were with me, I’d take you to the Doubler Stones, where thousands of years ago, Neolithic peoples carved channels in the rock to drain away the blood from their sacrifices. I would show you where the plover nests, and the green hairstreak butterfly lays its eggs. I love this place. I love this land. It’s part of me, it’s part of who I am. But it’s no place for you: a seven-year-old girl in a princess costume.  If you'd like to find out a bit more about what inspired me to write The Stolen Child, I've created a…read more →
Who took Evie Morley?

Who took Evie Morley?

My darling, I’ve been searching for you ever since you were stolen from me.   If you'd like to read anextract from the antagonist's point of view in The Stolen Child, you can download a free copy here: The Stolen Child - Extract Let me know what you think!read more →