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Sanjida Kay

Author of The Stolen Child

Seven 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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Children in Crime Fiction

I’m heading up to Granite noir, a crime fiction festival in Aberdeen in one month. I’m going to be talking about children caught up in crime fiction with two incredible psychological thriller writers, Mel McGrath, author of Give Me the Child, and Colette McBeth, who’ll be talking about An Act of Silence. All of our books feature a mother as the central character and their child, who is in peril. There is nothing our characters would not do to protect their child - although in Mel and Colette’s stories, the situation is more complex. Linda, the protagonist in An Act…read more →
Book recommendations to beat the January Blues

Book recommendations to beat the January Blues

  Struggling with winter blues and dry January? Me too. I’ve got some book recommendations: curl up on the sofa, wrap yourself in a cosy blanket and read one of these with a hot mug of chai. Happy 2018 and here’s to more reading! And if you like the sound of these, do sign up to my Book Club for more suggestions and advanced news about my forthcoming thriller.    The Dry by Jane Harper Flies swarmed as the blood pooled black over tiles and carpet. A child’s scooter lay abandoned on the stepping stone path. Just one human heart…read more →
Competition to win a copy of My Mother’s Secret

Competition to win a copy of My Mother’s Secret

  I’m giving away a super advanced copy of my next thriller, My Mother’s Secret! To enter the competition, please take a photo of my last thriller, The Stolen Child. The best photo wins the prize! Please post on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and tag me so I can see your photo. Any edition of The Stolen Child is good! The competition ends on 4 February. Good luck!read more →
Christmas Book Recommendations

Christmas Book Recommendations

  My ideal winter holiday involves long walks when the sky is a crisp blue, returning to a roaring fire, for a glass or two of prosecco and a good book. Here are my suggestions for what might make a good holiday read, and what I’m planning to read over Christmas.   Do Less, Get More by Sháá Wasmund You can do anything…but you can’t do everything. At least, not at the same time. My sister, Sheila, put me onto this book. She runs a company with her husband, and looks after three girls, so she knows a thing or…read more →

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