What would you do if you felt a child was in danger? This is the moral question at the center of Rea Frey’s novel, Not Her Daughter.

I was immediately captivated by Rea Frey’s new novel, Not Her Daughter. After reading the synopsis of the book early on, I was excited to read the book and worried the actual novel wouldn’t hold up. But from moment one, I couldn’t put the book down.

Having never read anything by Frey before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve been fooled by other books and new authors (new authors to me at least) in the past. But Frey’s novel lived up to all of my expectations. The story never stalled, particularly because the book is told from two major viewpoints: the kidnapper and the mother of the child who was kidnapped. The characters are so well rounded that I couldn’t decide which character was in the right. That kind of moral ambiguity made for a far more interesting story.

Most importantly, Frey’s writing allowed me to fall into the story without distraction. If you’re looking for a new author or a new book, you should absolutely consider Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey.