Little Girl Gone (UK)

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Laura Longrigg



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In this riveting psychological suspense debut, a young mother’s worst nightmare becomes devastatingly real…

‘First I remember the darkness.   Then I remember the blood.   I don’t know where my daughter is.’

Estelle Paradise wakes up in a hospital after being found near dead at the bottom of a ravine with a fragmented memory and a vague sense of loss. Then a terrifying reality sets in: her daughter is missing. Days earlier, Estelle discovered her baby’s crib empty in their Brooklyn apartment. There was no sign of a break-in, but all traces of seven-month-old Mia had disappeared. Her diapers, her clothes, her bottles—all gone.  Frustrated and unable to explain her daughter’s disappearance, Estelle begins a desperate search. But when the lack of evidence casts doubt on her story, Estelle becomes the number one suspect in the eyes of the police and the media. As hope of reuniting with Mia becomes all she has left, Estelle will do anything to find answers: What has she done to her baby? And what has someone done to her?


‘Fast-paced and gripping…the author’s ability to keep the reader guessing undoubtedly make this novel difficult to put down.’ INDEPENDENT
‘A good, twisty read.’ DAILY MAIL
‘A gruesomely compelling tale.’ METRO
‘A page-turner too addictive to put down.’ OPRAH
‘Your heart will beat faster with every page.’ HUFFINGTON POST
‘A twisty, gripping read – beautifully written and impossible to put down.’ MEG GARDINER, Edgar Award winning author
“Skip your morning coffee as you read this one. Your heart will pound a little faster with every page.”—
"As riveting as Gone Girl, but with an even sharper emotional edge, this story of a missing seven-month-old baby and the mother who has no recollection of the events surrounding her daughter’s disappearance will pull you in from the very first page. The fast-paced plot, psychological intrigue, and engrossing twists will have you flipping pages faster and faster as Estelle’s memories are gradually uncovered and piece by jagged piece the puzzle comes together."—Kelly Jones, Author of Lost and Found in Prague 

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