Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Books // Little Girl Gone


Little Girl Gone by Alexandra Burt

Estelle Paradise is found in a car crash miles away from her home, with head injuries and a severe case of amnesia. Just days before, Estelle's baby daughter was taken from her cot but Estelle hadn't reported her missing.

Whilst in hospital recovering from her car crash, Estelle's husband decides that it's best she goes into a psychiatric hospital in order to recover her memory. Estelle does, and is treated by Dr Ari who specialises in memory retrieval. The book then alternates between the present and flashes back to before the baby went missing which is where we learn that Estelle and her husband's relationship was far from perfect, and she also happened to suffer from both depression and psychosis. This then leads to the questioning of whether she herself is responsible for the absence of her daughter.

The book is described as a mixture of Girl on the Train (which I happened to love) and Gone Girl, placing it quite nicely into the psychological thriller genre. It is both gripping and frustrating, as we are slowly fed information as Estelle recovers her memory.

I can't say I raced to the end of this book but it was a very good read and one I'd recommend if you're patient enough to find out what happens right at the very end. It's also only 99p on amazon for kindle at the moment, so you can't go wrong with that!
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