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Sanjida Kay is the author of psychological thrillers, '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 Bristol with her husband and her daughter.

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Sanjida Kay My next thriller is called, 'My Mother's Secret'. It's set on the outskirts of Bristol, with quite a lot of the action happening in a large, Gothic…moreMy next thriller is called, 'My Mother's Secret'. It's set on the outskirts of Bristol, with quite a lot of the action happening in a large, Gothic mansion called Tyntesfield, which is currently owned by the National Trust, plus some dark scenes in the Lake District and in Leeds.

As the title suggests, the mother has a terrible secret, which her teenage daughter is determined to uncover... Watch out for the big twist in the middle!(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…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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Average rating: 3.81 · 1,747 ratings · 306 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Bone by Bone

3.68 avg rating — 1,097 ratings — published 2016 — 4 editions
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The Stolen Child

4.07 avg rating — 502 ratings — published 2017 — 7 editions
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My Mother's Secret

3.84 avg rating — 148 ratings6 editions
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Blueprint for a house…and a story


In May 2017 we bought a house in Somerset. It was originally built in the 1950s and for almost two years we’ve been renovating it. And it’s finished! I hesitate to do a huge cheer in case something else falls apart or starts leaking – but we are absolutely delighted. In fact, our house was shortlisted  for an award (LABC SouthWest Building Excellence)!



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"This was a cracking tale - told from the perspective of Stella, Emma and Lizzie. Emma is married with two daughters (Stella and Ava) but when she spots a man from her past at the local National Trust property her whole life is changed.
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"A gripping yarn with a vicious sting in the tale that shows the road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
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"Not as good as her previous two books, but still worth a read."
More of Sanjida's books…
“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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