The Daughter - Jane Shemilt

The Daughter

By Jane Shemilt

  • Release Date: 2015-03-03
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4 Score: 4 (From 140 Ratings)


In the tradition of Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Ruth Rendell, this compelling and clever psychological thriller spins the harrowing tale of a mother’s obsessive search for her missing daughter.

Jenny is a successful family doctor, the mother of three great teenagers, married to a celebrated neurosurgeon.

But when her youngest child, fifteen-year-old Naomi, doesn’t come home after her school play, Jenny’s seemingly ideal life begins to crumble. The authorities launch a nationwide search with no success. Naomi has vanished, and her family is broken.

As the months pass, the worst-case scenarios—kidnapping, murder—seem less plausible. The trail has gone cold. Yet for a desperate Jenny, the search has barely begun. More than a year after her daughter’s disappearance, she’s still digging for answers—and what she finds disturbs her. Everyone she’s trusted, everyone she thought she knew, has been keeping secrets, especially Naomi. Piecing together the traces her daughter left behind, Jenny discovers a very different Naomi from the girl she thought she’d raised. 


  • Disappointing

    By GiniSBest
    The title was intriguing, the rest of the book was a struggle. I thought of throwing it in the trash because the story just seemed to drag and it was frustrating. I was curious to know what happened to 'the daughter' but the ending fell flat which was what I seen coming but had to make myself finish it because I can't even fathom not finishing a book that I have started! Would not recommend at all.
  • Not deep enough.

    By Btwsmith
    This book was not one that kept me on the edge of my seat. It did not really excite me and I thought it was rather simple and basic. Very predictable. I did not feel very close to the characters