Thirteen years ago when Olivia Adams was only five years old she disappeared from her yard with no trace leaving her parents to wonder just what happened to their little girl. Now a young woman walks into the diner owned by Olivia’s mother and approaches the woman with the claim that she is Olivia and she’s finally returned home.
Olivia’s mother is immediately sure that this is her daughter that has returned to her but others around her are not so sure and demand answers. Olivia’s story is one that is believable, she’s spent the past thirteen years being raised by travelers and has come to escape them to return. But it’s odd that Olivia doesn’t want to go to the police so can anyone believe she is who she claims to be?
The Girl Who Came Back by Kerry Wilkinson is another very solid thriller that will leave readers guessing up until the very end just where the author is taking them on the journey within the pages. I will say I held back a bit getting connected with Olivia trying to figure out if I should root for her to be the real daughter returned or if she would be an imposter so it took me a bit to get truly invested but the mystery kept the pages turning.
The majority of this story is told by Olivia as she returns home and rejoins her family but there is also a side story throughout with a girl named Lily. The mystery of the two girls slowly unravels throughout the read and as many guesses as I came up with when it was all said and done this was one thriller that I didn’t find easy to piece together at all and was quite impressed with how it worked out in the end. Would definitely recommend checking this one out having enjoyed it along with others by this author I’ve read.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.