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The Babysitter by Gemma Rogers

Digital Reads Reviews is a blog-haven for book posts and tech tips. This is a review of a suspense.
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Blurb

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare…

Ali and Christopher Tolfrey’s one year old daughter Eden is abducted whilst in the care of Ali’s best-friend.

Snatched in broad daylight from Bushy Park on a trip to the swings, Eden disappears without a trace.

Brooke Simmons, regains consciousness, dazed from a blow to the head, to find Eden, her bestfriends’ child is missing.

Someone has taken Eden and Brooke knows who.

But it’s a secret she can’t share with Ali or the Police without revealing the web of deceit she’s spun.

Can Brooke get Eden home before her lies come back to haunt her?

Or is the net closing in on her?

My Review

What was it all about

3 characters, 3 days, and 1 missing child. A mother, a nanny, and a kidnapper. The entire premise was exciting. 

The Babysitter by Gemma Rogers was a suspenseful drama with a missing child plot arc. 

How it made me feel

Fast-paced with the story narrated via 3 POVs, the pages turned almost on their own.

Curiosity and a need to know the truth kept me on my toes till the end.  

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The Good

The concept was clean. It spoke of fallacies of human psyche and what desperation could lead them to do. 

The author took a predictable tale and gave it her own twist. The ending was quite unexpected. 

The Bad

Predictable. I knew what lie the nanny had cultivated to lead the kidnapper on, right from the very beginning. 

Everything was already told in the book, the identity of the kidnapper and the reasons for the heinous crime. All that remained to be seen how the child would return back to the mother. 

I preferred books where I was kept guessing in a missing child trope. Here I knew the motive and the reasons behind each other’s actions. 

The Conclusion

The book was still fun enough to read on a Saturday afternoon. It gave the comfort of a mini-thriller.

Enjoyable
3.5/5

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Book Details

Publication Date:2021

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