Title: The Forgotten Child by D E White
Date Published: 27th September 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Lights blinded her in an eerie white flash. She yanked the wheel as she felt the impact from the car behind her. There was a sharp pain, and then a bang in front of her, and after that nothing but darkness.
Holly Kendal is trying to put her painful past and broken marriage behind her and focus on her beloved son, Milo. But while driving him home on a dark February night, Holly loses control on the rain-slicked tarmac, and her car spirals off the road.
When Holly regains consciousness, everything is silent and in the dark she can’t see Milo. Desperately, she claws her way out of the car and forces the back door open.
To her relief, Milo is where she left him, injured but breathing – but then she sees something that makes her heart stop.
Milo isn’t the only child in the car. Next to him is another little boy, unharmed but unconscious.
And Holly has absolutely no idea who he is.
I’ve read a number of D.E White’s (she’s also published under the name Daisy White) novels over the years so when I hear she has a new book out, it’s always a must read for me.
Holly Kendal is a single mum, trying her hardest to put her ex husband and troubled past behind her. She’s driving home with her son Milo when she skids off the road, crashing her car.
When she wakes up, she finds not only her son but another boy. Who is this child and where did he come from? Unable to rest until Holly knows who the boy is, she must look into her past and confront the secrets that lie there.
The Forgotten Child is a tense and intriguing thriller with a cast of fascinating characters.
Holly is a great character that you really can’t help rooting for. She’s worked hard to escape from her gangland past and built a new life for her and her son, working in call centre for the ambulance services, yet she still has an edge of toughness about her. Ugh and her ex husband, how she deals with him is beyond me!
The book was billed as a psychological thriller but it felt like it was edging more into a gangland thriller territory. This type of novel is not usually my cup of tea but D.E White’s writing draws me in every time!
I did feel that the boy who Holly finds in her car, the whole incident that starts the story, got a little forgotten in the overall story but of course that’s just my opinion.
The Forgotten Child is a gritty and intense read that’s packed with tension from that very first page.
About The Author:
D.E. White writes psychological thrillers for HQ Digital (HarperCollins). Her first two psychological thrillers, REMEMBER ME, and THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, were published this year. She also writes cosy crime as Daisy White, including THE RUBY BAKER MYSTERIES for Joffe Books.
She lives near the Sussex coast, and has two children, both of whom are bookworms, so it must run in the family!
Daisy would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read and review her books, as she learns something new from each critique.
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