The Child Finder

Author: Rene Denfeld
Publisher: Harper
Genre: Mystery
Source:  Harper

 

Goodreads:  Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as The Child Finder, Naomi is their last hope.

Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like Madison because once upon a time, she was a lost girl too.

As Naomi relentlessly pursues and slowly uncovers the truth behind Madison’s disappearance, shards of a dark dream pierce the defenses that have protected her, reminding her of a terrible loss she feels but cannot remember. If she finds Madison, will Naomi ultimately unlock the secrets of her own life?

Ope’s Opinion:  I found this hard to read, not really enjoyable, but told from interesting points of view.  I almost felt like at the end the author was going to tell me it was all a dream – it was told in such a manner that it didn’t feel real. 

The cycle of abuse was an interesting twist to the story.

The ending did make it some what better.

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