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Rene Denfeld

Autor(a) de The Child Finder

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About the Author

Rene Denfeld is an American author, based in Oregon. Her essays have been published in the New York Times and other publication. She is the author of two novels, The Enchanted, which received the Prix du Premier Roman Etranger in France, and The Child Finder, which has become an international mostrar mais bestseller. In addition to writing, she was a Chief Investigator at a public defender's office, investigating death penalty cases. Her work in social justice has earned her the 2017 Break The Silence Award, given at the 24th Annual Knock Out Abuse Gala in Washington DC. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Overall i would reccomend this book. I struggled to stay engaged some times however there were tons of twists and turns you never knew what was going to come next. The ending was definantly a good one.
AshleyPelletier | outras 76 resenhas | Jun 10, 2024 |
Wow! This book is ambitious! It’s told from multiple points of view and in different time periods and I enjoyed and admired how that was done.. It connects different losses and different reunions (including with different species.) It addresses abuses in foster care and child “treatment” and child “therapy” and some wild animal rights issues too, and a lot happens. A lot! For the most part it worked. I’ve read and enjoyed other books by this author so I knew some of what to expect. I could have done without the current time characters being put in danger (though I knew that would happen) and a few other things but I guess it all made sense. I had to suspend disbelief a time or two but what happened wasn’t so unbelievable that it was eye rolling worthy. I cared about many of the characters and was particularly happy about one happy ending, even though it was imperfect given a sad loss that pretty much simultaneously happens. The book is utterly heartbreaking at times but also heartwarming.

I thought that “holding time” had been outlawed but maybe not. I know that no place I know of allows it or is it considered acceptable practice.

The author sure understands the wounded people who think they are doing the right thing but are instead inflicting damage on others. I did correctly guess the murderer and the circumstances but I wasn’t certain until the reveal. I did not guess the surprise twist at the end.

The author’s children were adopted out of the foster care system and she knows of what she writes. I appreciate how she can make a statement about real atrocities and nearly seamlessly incorporate them into a fictional story.

I read this book in two days, mostly because I abdicated most of my responsibilities and stayed home for two days and took a lot of time to read but also because the book completely held my attention.
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Lisa2013 | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 6, 2024 |
Others have written reviews that are far better than anything I could write, so I will just say that this is a book that belongs on the TBR list of literary fiction lovers. Rene Denfeld is gifted with the ability to show us humanity -- the hurt, and resilient, and even those monsters among us -- in a way that inspires us to be compassionate.
jj24 | outras 76 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
Review to come soon!
jj24 | outras 69 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |



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