Child Finder

Child Finder

eBook - 2017
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A haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel from the acclaimed author of The Enchanted, The Child Finder is a breathtaking, exquisitely rendered literary page-turner about redemption, the line between reality and memories and dreams, and the human capacity to survive.
Publisher: New York : Harpercollins, 2017
ISBN: 9780062659071
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Who better to find a missing child than one who escaped abduction? Denfeld offers a nuanced treatment of a difficult subject. The narrative switches between the voice of the missing child and the Child Finder, Naomi, as she searches. While Naomi’s abduction gave her a unique ability to find missi... Read More »

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Mar 15, 2018

Author's writing style is unlike others who pursue similar topics - finding missing children taken by abusive abductors. I don't like novels with flashbacks and this novel has oodles of them from the lost child, the child finder, the abductor, parents' stories, the ranger, trappers, etc. Everyone has a back story and Denefeld provides them. I think her investigative and journalistic background shows in the story's construction. Author provides a positive ending for all.

DPLalyssab Mar 09, 2018

Haunting, engaging story set in Pacific Northwest

Feb 07, 2018

This was a good book - unfortunately there are probably more stories in real life then we would like to admit - where children go missing. Well written and you found yourself feeling like you were in the midst of these vast area. Leaves you hoping only the best for the Child finder so that she an resolve her life mystery.

Jan 23, 2018

A marvelous book. The writing paints such vivid pictures.

K_ROK Jan 21, 2018

The writing was good but this book wasn't for me. Too slow and predictable.

LPL_KimberlyL Jan 20, 2018

It's odd to say that a book with such a dark premise is so beautifully written, but it is. Rene Denfeld has her own traumatic history and has considerable social justice work, which lends a note of compassion to this literary thriller. The plot is terrifying in it's reality, but ultimately it is one of redemption and hope.

Jan 15, 2018

Boring. A lollygagging tale of a whole bunch of nothing happening. Very little information on how this woman is going about her search. Literally the majority of what is described is her going into random stores, looking around, asking one or two vague questions, and then going for a hike. Like, that's her crime-solving strategy. And then on the side her pretty much adopted brother is more or less forcing her into a relationship, using her unstable past and the death of their shared adoptive mother as leverage to get her to sleep with him, and then using her sleeping with him to guilt her into a longer relationship. Don't really see the point of this book and not sure how it could be acclaimed by anyone. Finished reading 1/14/18.

Dec 06, 2017

Wow. One powerful, devastating book. Beautifully written. Tears shed after reading this one. Vivid characters, like you can see and smell the setting, feel compassion for all the characters, my heart aches. It'll take time to recover after a book like this for me.

Dec 01, 2017

I didn't really like the book. The characters were interesting, but I found the story to be lagging and I just couldn't get into it.

jabberbooky Nov 13, 2017

Compulsively readable!

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jabberbooky Nov 13, 2017

Compulsively readable!


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