We Have Your Daughter – ARC Book Review

Title:- We Have Your Daughter

Author:- Matthew Farrell

Date published:- will be published on 5th October 2022

Publisher:- Bookouture

No. of pages:- 321 pages

Genre:- Psychological Thriller


Plot:- 5/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 5/5

“Mom, they took me. You have to do what they tell you. I’m so scared.”

When I pick up the call from an unknown number my worst fears are realized: someone has kidnapped my daughter Nelle. In an instant, the blissful life I’ve built is shattered.

Distraught, I plead with them to let me speak to my darling daughter, until the voice on the line says a name that makes my blood run cold: Betty Hamms.

Suddenly my past and present are colliding. My heart pounds harder in my chest, the memories flooding my head. How do they know about Betty? And what else do they know?

I picture Nelle’s beautiful green eyes and freckled cheeks, knowing that I have a choice to make. Just how far am I willing to go to protect my beloved family—and my secrets?

Racing to the address they gave me in a tiny lake town upstate, I’m terrified I will never see Nelle again. But I’ve been hiding behind my lies for twenty years. If the truth finally comes out, will my daughter ever forgive me? And is there any hope of her surviving?

This was a whopping psychological thriller that will keep you on the edge and quite unputdownable!

The story starts with Laura getting a phone call from a person saying that he had abducted her daughter Nelle. But soon, the person also accuses that Laura was indeed named Betty Hamms who apparently killed the person’s mother Sofia. In fact, back in 1993, Sofia accidentally killed Betty’s brother Donny as a hit and run accident. The person gives Laura the address and Laura drives through the interstate, willing to risk her own life to save her daughter’s.

I have to say, the story started out really good. It was quite a page turner, with twists and turns, dividing between the present day and the past when Betty Hamms was in Texas working as a nurse. I was literally absorbed into the story that I actually couldn’t put the book down, wanting to know what is going to happen in the end as it was highly unpredictable, which is a plus sign for a thriller book. I really did enjoy reading this book and felt more like I was watching an action packed movie that would keep me on the edge–and that’s how I felt. I must say, There were nail biting moments in the story that as a reader you feel you are on the edge and I have to say, there were menacing characters in the story as well.

Overall, if you are looking a fast paced thriller that is unputdownable and will keep you on the edge, I highly recommend this book–worth five stars!

Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

Matthew Farrell lives just outside of New York City in the Hudson Valley with his wife and two daughters. Get caught up on the progress of his next thriller along with his general musings by following him on Twitter @mfarrellwriter or liking his page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mfarrellwriter2

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