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? (From Goodreads)
I rate this a 4 out of 5 Stars.
Thank you to the Author Rene Denfeld and Susie Stangland for sending me a free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review.
Forgive me, as I am still trying to wrap my head around this one. I feel like there was stories coming at me from all angles in this book. Not only was there the main plot and the mystery surrounding the missing girl, there is also great sub plots regarding a few other characters, that explains why they are the person they had become.
It’s a very intriguing read, and quite thought-provoking. The idea that a woman, who was once a missing girl, than becomes a woman who finds missing kids, its fascinating to me. there was also a few other really interesting aspects to this book, but I cannot really divulge much, because I don’t want to spoil the major plot twists.
Rene Denfeld has a very remarkable writing style.There is a lot of filler to this book, a lot of slow going back story, but it’s all wrapped up nicely once you get to the end of the book. I found the writing style to be very detailed, not overly graphic, which a topic of missing and held captive children could have been a very unpleasant topic to read about. However I think Rene wrote with tact, and kept a lot of that dark, depressing stuff out of it. Which was very much appreciated. I will most definitely be reading more of Rene Denfelds book, as I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
“This is something I know: no matter how far you have run, no matter how long you have been lost, it is never too late to be found.”