Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey

Not Her Daughter

Emma Grace Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes. Brown hair. Missing since June.Emma Townsend is lonely. Living with her cruel mother and clueless father, Emma retreats into her own world of quiet and solitude.Sarah Walker. Successful entrepreneur. Broken-hearted. Abandoned by her mother. Kidnapper.Sarah has never seen a girl so precious as the gray-eyed child in a crowded airport terminal--and when a second-chance encounter with Emma presents its...


Details Not Her Daughter

TitleNot Her Daughter
ISBN9781250166425
Author
Release DateAug 21st, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Griffin
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller, Adult Fiction, Womens Fiction, Suspense, Adult, Contemporary
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Reviews Not Her Daughter

  • Deanna
    1970-01-01
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...As soon as I read the description of this novel, I knew it was one I had to read. I was pretty sure that I was going to love it.I was right.Sarah Walker has just gone through a tough break-up. She’s trying to get on with her life. Sarah is on her way to the airport for a business trip when she sees HER . A little girl, not more than five or six, stood in a red dress comple...
  • Crumb
    1970-01-01
    It's time to do my happy dance, because I've just found another author to love!A kidnapping plot is nothing new; however, Rea Frey manages to excite and intrigue. Kid goes missing, search ensues, blah blah blah. Sound familiar? Well, rest assured because this book does not follow the typical road map that one might expect. Sarah is a lady Boss (bawse)! She is a CEO of TACK, a learning initiative program for children. Traveling to a location for w...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    Not Her Daughter is an emotionally gripping tale that explores parenting, child abduction, love, and loss. I really enjoyed Rea Frey's writing style... she easily grips her readers with an emotional story that leaves you hanging on until the end! Sarah is still heartbroken from her break up with former boyfriend Ethan. Sarah throws herself into her job to help ease the pain of the breakup. She travels frequently for her job and one day she sees a...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    Could there be something such as a good kidnapping? That’s the question you will be asking yourself while reading Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey. This story is more of a suspense read than a thriller as you know from the beginning what is going on and it’s a matter of waiting it out to see just how it will all turn out.At the beginning of the book Sarah Walker seems to have abducted a little girl named Emma and as the story unfolds in the curre...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsI could not put this book down! I seriously sat and read this in one sitting."Emma Grace Townsend. Five years old. Gray eyes. Brown hair. Missing since June."Sarah is still reeling after a painful breakup with her longtime boyfriend, Ethan. She has thrown herself into her work and while traveling for business observes a family in an airport. Immediately she feels for young Emma who is being pushed and pulled through the airport by her Mo...
  • Jan
    1970-01-01
    This is a really good read, as long as you are okay suspending belief. Too many elements of the story were glossed over in order to 'make it work', but of course in real life it would never happen as it plays out in the book.Sarah Walker is not your typical kidnapper...While traveling for her successful business, Sarah sees Emma, the beautiful gray-eyed child who seems like a forgotten piece of luggage to her mother and father. When Sarah has a s...
  • Felicia
    1970-01-01
    How far would you go to protect an abused child? What an incredible book.Five ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ gigantical stars(yes, that's a word 😉)Was she kidnapped or was she rescued? Not my Daughter is the debut novel by Rea Frey and is told in first person in alternating chapters between the mother and the kidnapper, moving between the past and the present seamlessly. Both characters are so relatable...yes, even the abusive mother. An emotionally charged ...
  • Christine
    1970-01-01
    FANTASTIC READ! I am giving this one the full five stars, I loved Not Her Daughter. This is not your run of the mill kidnapping story-line- you are going to be cheering Sarah Walker the “kidnapper” on! Take Emma Grace Townsend and keep her FOREVER, leave the state, leave the country and GOOOOOOO girl!I think I may have enjoyed this book even more since I have worked hand in hand with social services for over 10 years and have found myself in ...
  • Selena
    1970-01-01
    I received a free e-copy of Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey from NetGalley for my honest review.Emma is a five-year-old girl that lives a very sad life. Emma's parents don't have any interest in their daughter. A woman, Sarah meets Emma and connects with her right away because she herself, had a bad childhood. Sarah knows first hand what it feels like to be unwanted. Sarah takes Emma. There is a nationwide search for Emma. Meanwhile back home, Emma'...
  • Iryna (Book and Sword)
    1970-01-01
    4.5/5 stars I would have swallowed this book up in one day, but horrendous headache made me wait. In other words this book was so hard to put down! I just had to keep reading, I just had to know how everything would end. This is a fantastic debut novel, it's actually hard to believe that this is just a debut - everything flows so nicely, and Frey's writing is simply addicting. This is such a creative take on a kidnapping story! I've never read an...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    I've got a good mother And her voice is what keeps me here." Good Mother, Jann Arden What makes a good mother? What physical and mental capabilities must a woman possess to mother? How do we tell the good from the not so good? Now I have absolutely no idea what or if there is even a "right" answer. Like Jann Arden, I see the qualities of motherhood from my own relationship between my own mother and myself and the relationship she had with her own...
  • Bernadette
    1970-01-01
    I’m sure we’ve all seen a parent, in a public place, hitting, yelling at or otherwise mistreating their child. How do we respond? Do we go down another aisle of the store, not wanting to get involved? Do we confront the abusive mother or father? Do we make knowing glances toward the other people in the store? Or do we contact Child Protective Services or the police? How one responds is the question that confronts Sarah Walker in Not Her Daugh...
  • Sherri Thacker
    1970-01-01
    WOW!! This book was something else!! When one’s child is abducted, it’s got to be the scariest thing ever!! If there is such a thing as a perfect kidnapping, I think this was it. And the scary thing is … this stuff goes on EVERY SINGLE DAY throughout the world I am sure. This book kept me on the edge of my seat till the end. And then the ending – I did not see that one coming!! Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this book for my ho...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    GoalHopeExpectation Those three words are used for everything in our life from career, family, friendships, relationships, love and books.As a reader, we set goals of number of books read, goals of finishing books, goals of reading books outside our comfort zone and the goal of finding a book that will evoke a particular emotion such as sadness or joy.We as readers hope that we meet our goals as well as hope that the book we choose gives us that ...
  • Kimberly Belle
    1970-01-01
    Full review closer to release date, but quick preview: preorder this one!
  • Dianne
    1970-01-01
    She was there one minute, annoying and needy, the next she was gone. Emma was a child of abuse, living with loneliness, she had nowhere safe to land. Sarah Walker had a chance encounter with Emma and her abusive mother and she never forgot that day. Was it because of her own abandonment issues? The successful business owner would cross paths with five-year-old Emma again, and Sarah would decide to become her savior. Now Sarah is a kidnapper and t...
  • Jayme
    1970-01-01
    The last chapter..the one right before the epilogue...literally gave me goosebumps!What would you do, if by chance, you saw a mother abusing her five year old daughter, not once but twice? Would you intervene? If your own mother had abandoned you when you were eight years old, and you knew the pain of what it felt like to grow up knowing your own mother did not love you enough to stay, do you think it might alter what you would do in this situati...
  • Susan Peterson
    1970-01-01
    Not Her Daughter is a gripping, emotionally-charged book which raises the question of what it takes to be a good mother, and how far is someone willing to go to help a child? This is an astonishing debut; taut, fast-paced, at the same time leaving emotions swirling! I loved that the story was told from alternating points of view; Sarah, a young woman who can’t turn away from a child who is suffering, and the mother of the little girl who is ill...
  • Darinda
    1970-01-01
    Emma is a five-year-old that lives a sad life. Her mother and father are less than perfect parents who don't seem that interested in their daughter. When Sarah first encounters Emma, she has an immediate connection with the little girl because Sarah's childhood was a bit sad and she often felt unwanted too. On a chance encounter, Sarah takes Emma. As the two avoid the nationwide search for Emma, they bond. However, Emma's parents are back home wo...
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    Just what exactly is the definition of a 'good parent' and who determines how they raise their own children?For Sarah Walker (a bystander) in the lives of Emma Grace Townsend, Amy, Robbie, and Richard; the law was not adequate and she had to take matters into her own hands.One might say it's cruelty while another may define the circumstances of their current living situation and event that follow as plain out abuse.How far will one go to keep a c...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    GoalHopeExpectation Those three words are used for everything in our life from career, family, friendships, relationships, love and books.As a reader, we set goals of number of books read, goals of finishing books, goals of reading books outside our comfort zone and the goal of finding a book that will evoke a particular emotion such as sadness or joy.We as readers hope that we meet our goals as well as hope that the book we choose gives us that ...
  • Elena Mikalsen
    1970-01-01
    Book clubs will love this novel which is told from two points of view. A story about two mothers and a little girl in the middle. Which one is better: the bio mother who is abusive or the woman who believes she has the right to kidnap a child? Who is right in the end? From page one, the author draws you in and you feel yourself in the mind of each woman as the story goes on. The moral dilemmas will set your head spinning. The little girl in the s...
  • Lindsey Gandhi
    1970-01-01
    5 Hold On To The Seat of Your Pants, Just Wow Stars!!!!!!!!! I am so mixed on how to write this review. Not because of bad writing or a stale storyline. On the contrary, both were incredible. I don't know if I've ever read a book where I actually was rooting for the bad guy. And in this case, the "bad guy"'is a kidnapper, which as a parent is my absolute worst nightmare. Have you ever been out in public and witnessed a parent disciplining or resp...
  • Rebecca Drake
    1970-01-01
    A tension-filled and moving debut novel!
  • Lauren
    1970-01-01
    Not Her Daughter completely surprised me. I had heard numerous good things about it - almost all the reviews on Goodreads are 4 or 5 stars - and the synopsis had me intrigued. I expected to like it but I never expected to love it as much as I did. This book grabbed my heart from the start and never let it go. Simply put, Not Her Daughter is a whirlwind of a read. It made me feel so many different emotions - happiness, sadness, hope, anger, etc. I...
  • Erin Clemence
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel. “Not Her Daughter” is the first fiction novel by author, Rea Frey, and what a debut it is! Sarah is a young entrepreneur, struggling after a breakup with her long-time boyfriend. As she tries to get on with her life, she comes across a young girl, Emma, with beautiful grey eyes and a bow in her hair, while waiting at the airport. Sarah continues to be haunted by t...
  • Judy Collins
    1970-01-01
    Wow! What a debut novel. Loved NOT HER DAUGHTER. I was hooked from page one, and hanging on every word to the finale. Get this one on your pre-order list now. Rea Frey is an author to follow. (cover love) Cannot wait to see what comes next. Top Books of 2018. Review to follow closer to pub date.
  • Cheryl
    1970-01-01
    Wow. This is my first thought about this book. It is one that you kind of have to process as you finish reading it. Not because it is bad but because it is very moving. Which, in the beginning, I can tell you that my feelings for this book were different. This is because it moved slow and was a bit drawn out before the story and all of the characters were truly identified. Yet, this is what I enjoyed about the book is the subtle aspect of the sto...
  • ☠Kensley​✍
    1970-01-01
    This book was wild from start to finish. I sympathize with both Sarah and Amy. Sarah just wants to save Emma and save her from the abandonment she experienced. I sympathize with Amy ONLY SLIGHTLY, because motherhood is NOT for everyone, even when you're birthing your own babies. Read, read, read. You will not be disappointed, but rather intrigued and gripped from start to finish.
  • PinkAmy loves 💕 books📖, cats😻 and naps🛏
    1970-01-01
    ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of NOT HER DAUGHTER by Rea Frey in exchange for my honest review.***In an airport, Sarah sees five-year-old Emma mistreated by her mother Amy, Sarah can’t get the little girl out of her mind. A few months later, she sees the Emma again and decides to rescue (kidnap) the child. What could possibly go wrong?Rea Frey wrote so convincingly she had me rooting for the kidnapper not to be ca...