A missing child. A mother destroyed. A life stolen. When Abby Henshaw is brutally attacked by two strangers who dump her at the side of a remote country road, her first thought is for the safety of her baby daughter, Beth. But what follows is a mother's worst nightmare: Beth is gone and Abby's world collapses around her. As the world-weary DI Michael Gardner investigates Abby and her family, he discovers lives built on secrets and betrayal. Under pressure from his bosses to find the missing child and unearth the truth, Gardner finds himself struggling to stay emotionally removed from the case, and from Abby herself. After the authorities finally shelve their investigation, Abby receives an elusive message telling her where she can find her daughter. But how can she convince those around her that the girl really is Beth when they are the very people she knows the least? A gripping and haunting debut, Stolen is a richly imagined psychological thriller from an exciting new talent in crime writing.
Rebecca was born and raised in Redcar where she still lives. She has a degree in Film and Media and an MA in Creative Writing. She has lived and worked in Holland and London, and travelled across America on a Greyhound bus in 2002. She won a Northern Writers' Award in 2010.