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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

 

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Behind the scenes: Filming The Stolen Child trailer

Behind the scenes: Filming The Stolen Child trailer

I thought you might like to see what went on behind the scenes when we were filming The Stolen Child trailer! The crew and I all live in the south-west, and it was going to be too tricky to get us all to Ilkley, West Yorkshire, where The Stolen Child is set...so we decided to use Porlock common, a heathland in Somerset, to stand in for Ilkley moor.     Here's our actor, Ela Chia Gutierrez, playing Evie, being filmed by Director of Photography, Rob Franklin. We wanted to start with Evie, who is a happy contented child, until she receives a sinister…read more →
The Stolen Child Trailer

The Stolen Child Trailer

  The Stolen Child trailer is live! Here's our fabulous actor, Ela Chia Gutierrez playing Evie, being filmed by DoP Rob Franklin. We were also joined by Zoe Masters, our camera assistant, and Jack Stevenson, the drone pilot. Ela had to run across the moor in a Frozen dress being pursued by a drone camera! We bought her a slap-up ice cream afterwards! Let me know what you think of the trailer!   https://youtu.be/lWc4lmVm0MM      read more →
Peter James on The Stolen Child

Peter James on The Stolen Child

Two of my writing heroes, Peter James and Peter Swanson, have kindly given me a quote for the book cover of my next thriller, The Stolen Child.     And two of my favourite psychological thriller writers Holly Seddon, and Amanda Jennings, have also said nice things: ‘Grips to the very last page... I couldn't put it down.’ Amanda Jennings 'The Stolen Child captivated me, terrified me and left me deeply moved.' Holly Seddon   You can pre-order The Stolen Child here      read more →
Coming Soon – The Stolen Child

Coming Soon – The Stolen Child

My second thriller, The Stolen Child, is out soon: 6 April! And I'm delighted to be able to reveal the cover to you!   The Stolen Child is set on Ilkley moor, where I grew up. It's about a couple, Zoe and Ollie, who long for a baby but are unable to have one. They adopt a child from birth, a little girl called Evie. A few years later they have their own child, a boy called Ben. The story begins when Ben is two and Evie is seven. Evie’s starting to realise that she’s different from the rest of her family, and beginning…read more →