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Sanjida Kay

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Sanjida Kay is the author of psychological thrillers, 'One Year Later', 'My Mother's Secret', 'The Stolen Child' and 'Bone by Bone', which was longlisted for a Steel Dagger Award. She's an Amazon rising star, and is published by Corvus Books. Sanjida lives in Somerset with her husband and her daughter.

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Sanjida Kay I'm writing a new thriller, provisionally called 'Labyrinth'. It's set in Hackney, London, and it's about a young, female police officer, Maddison Jon…moreI'm writing a new thriller, provisionally called 'Labyrinth'. It's set in Hackney, London, and it's about a young, female police officer, Maddison Jones. It's a re-imagining of Hitchcock's Vertigo. Watch this space!(less)
Sanjida Kay A friend of a friend wanted to adopt a child from birth and she’d heard of a woman who was being forced to give up her baby because she was a drug add…moreA friend of a friend wanted to adopt a child from birth and she’d heard of a woman who was being forced to give up her baby because she was a drug addict.

I thought, what if that child was adopted and went to a lovely home, but then the father finds out what has happened and he wants his child back? What lengths would he go to find the daughter he believed had been stolen from him? Hmm, guess that’s the thriller writer in me, turning a happy story into something darker!
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Bone by Bone

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One Year Later

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Interview with Historical Fiction Reader


…one of the scenes I lost, which I pine for, is where Joseph is in a small canoe, floating down a river lined with boats full of orchids that are for sale.



I’ve just been interviewed by Erin Davies, aka the Historical Fiction Reader, about my latest historical novel, The Priest and the Lily.


Erin had some interesting questions. The one above is the answer to: Which scene ended up on the cu

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“Let her go… Because that girl has got to die so that you may live.”
Sanjida Kay, My Mother's Secret

“Hello my darling,
I’m your real father. I’ve been searching for you ever since you were stolen from me. I love you so much.
Daddy”
Sanjida Kay, The Stolen Child

“It’s quiet in the suburbs. It’s too cold for people to be in their gardens; and it’s not a thoroughfare so few cars drive by. I look past decaying roses and through the first flush of Michelmas daisies, blazing a glorious purple, into the darkened windows of the houses we walk by. Who lives here? Are they watching us? Did one of our neighbours do something seven years ago that he now regrets? How little we know of the people who surround us.”
Sanjida Kay, The Stolen Child

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“I go downstairs to my bedroom and get out my diary from where I’ve hidden it in the wardrobe under my jumpers.
I write, ‘My mother has a secret.”
Sanjida Kay, My Mother's Secret

“Hello my darling,
I’m your real father. I’ve been searching for you ever since you were stolen from me. I love you so much.
Daddy”
Sanjida Kay, The Stolen Child

“They stole you from me. They took you away for seven years. Your entire lifetime. A life sentence. The waiting has been endless. The watching. The planning. Now, finally, I’m almost ready. I’ve got a few things to take care of and then we can be reunited.”
Sanjida Kay, The Stolen Child

“If we were walking here together, I’d point out the carnivorous plants that grow on this spot: sundews with sticky red leaves, eating insects to sustain them because the soil is so poor. If you were with me, I’d take you to the Doubler Stones, where thousands of years ago, Neolithic peoples carved channels in the rock to drain away the blood from their sacrifices. I would show you where the plover nests, and the green hairstreak butterfly lays its eggs. I love this place. I love this land. It’s part of me, it’s part of who I am. But it’s no place for you: a seven-year-old girl in a princess costume.”
Sanjida Kay, The Stolen Child

“Mum, your heart is the same size as your fist,’ she told me once in delight, and we both made our hands into fists and held them against our chests and bumped them together: hands as hearts.”
Sanjida Kay, The Stolen Child

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