Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey


My Review:

If you are looking for a book to bring to the beach this weekend, here it is!  Not Her Daughter is a gripping page turner that had me completely swept up in the drama and questioning what is morally right.  Sarah, a successful business woman becomes upset when she observes a mother mistreating her young daughter, Emma, in an airport.  Weeks later, by chance, Sarah observes the same girl while at school and feels overwhelming compassion and the urge to save her.  She secretly follows her home to check on her wellbeing and after witnessing the mother engaging in more abusive behavior, Sarah decides to act.

Amy, an unfit mother knows she has a beautiful grey eyed, brown haired daughter but is not able to manage her work, her baby son and her useless husband along with this button pushing, irritating daughter of hers.  She cannot control her inner anger and is constantly lashing out at her bothersome child.  And then Emma is gone.  Is Amy worried and upset…or relieved?

An illegal kidnapping, or a rescuing in the best interest of the child – that is up to you, as Sarah and Emma, the unlikely duo hit the road together.

Being on the run with the now missing five year old girl is not an easy task and Sarah does her best to keep her friends, family and coworkers oblivious.  Then she runs into her ex boyfriend and her secret is in jeopardy.  Can she escape judgement along with the authorities?  Does Emma’s family even want her back?

This quick read is perfect for an escape from reality…don’t nitpick the practicality of the story and just enjoy the ride!

Goodreads Summary



About the Author:

Rea Frey is the author of four nonfiction books. Her debut novel, NOT HER DAUGHTER, will be released by St. Martin’s Press August 21, 2018.

When she’s not exercising, mothering, adulting, wifing, eating, or writing about herself in the third person, you can find her hard at work on her next book and ghostwriting for other people.



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