S is for Stranger, Louise Stone

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review*

S is for Stranger, Louise Stone
Author: Louise Stone
Publisher: Carina
Pages: 234
Format: eArc
Asin: B01E58V876
Publisher: eBook 
S is for Stranger

3 stars

There are two sides to every story.
But only one is true.
Sophie wished she’d paid more attention when her little daughter, Amy, caught sight of a stranger watching them. She only looked away for a second. But now Amy’s gone.
No one trusts an alcoholic. Even a sober one. The police are suspicious of Sophie’s tangled story and so is her ex-husband, Paul. Especially when new information emerges that changes everything.
But what if Sophie is telling the truth? What if her daughter really is missing? And what if that stranger at the fairground wasn’t really a stranger at all…
A missing child with divorced parents can make for an interesting story. I love to puzzle along if the parents are the guilty ones and if which one.
This story was a bit to confusing though. Sophie is a recovering alcoholic. She is obviously suffering from OCD and some other psychological disorder too. She is with her daughter when she gets kidnapped and soon the story she tells the police and the confrontation with her ex husband gets complicated and confusing.
Soon another story is introduced. The story of Sophie in university where something strange happened. Her room mate committed suicide or not. As the two stories are developing it is getting more confusing and keeping up with Sophie gets tiring. On the other hand I feel she never got an honest chance to prove herself. She is cornered by Paul and it is easy to hate him a little. I would have liked to hear more of his side of the story. With Sophie being so confusing and Paul never really getting a fair chance to develop the characters are not really developed. Making it hard to really feel for them.
There story was interesting enough to keep me reading wanting to know how things would end. But answers are not really given. The end is rushed and not satisfying at all. I felt there was to much in this book with the two stories. Both interesting in their own way but taking the attention from the other.
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