***May contain spoilers.
I thought this story was interesting and well written, except for the ending. There was so much detail given all throughout the book, sometimes too many unnecessary details were even given. However, at the end of the book, where the biggest events of all occurred, it was rushed through and not even the simplest explanations were given— never mind details!!
First of all, Zadie had stopped wearing all of the religious clothing that the spoons were sewn into. It was specifically stated that they were no longer worn and were all now stored in the back of the wardrobe. The baby was even given one of Zadie’s unworn scarves to sleep with a Zadie was gone. How then, was it possible for one of the spoons to have set off security in the airport? Then the story of exactly what happened to her was also never told— the details of where she was abducted from? How? What happened to her during the time she was gone? How did she cope? Then, her mother was found, but what happened to her? And how she ended up returning was not even mentioned!! Did she run away from her family? Was she abducted? Who found her and brought her back to England?
I also realized that the main story of this book occurred at the same exact time as the main story of her book titled “Taken” occurred, and everything was just “off”. When I read the book “Taken”, while Zadie was mentioned as also being there in the home in that book, there was no mention of what was going on with her story, which would have at least been worth mentioning— just as a little bit of Megan’s story could have been mentioned in this book.